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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i think we scared him away... to bad, it looked like he could have used a carputer to complicate the install...
    Yea seems to be that way... maybe by installing a carpc the amp problem would get resolved!

    I don't see what is so hard about supplying the needed basic system info. It is probably an ohm load issue, but without getting the specs on the amp and subs there is no way to confirm that and give him a way to solve it. His loss.

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    What bugs me the most is the he probably went away from this thinking that the mp3car forums are a bunch of stuck up jerks... Not that I am not a jerk, but most people here are better than that..

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    I don't think we were "jerk-ish" at all. We were just trying to get the info we needed to answer the question. The fact that every time we asked him a series of questions and he responded with a short one line answer that only covered part of 1 question asked doesn't make us the bad guys.

    Anyway... it doesn't really matter bc he didn't have a carputer in his ride anyway that we know of so that takes it out of our realm of knowledge.

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    hah, try the car audio form over on layitlow.com, at first sign of any questions as vague as this topic would instantly trolled and filled with useless sarcastic comments with no sign of any real help in the future lol, which is why iv wondered slowly over to this side of the interwebs =)

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    sorry boys but i was away for the weekend i just got back the sub is a thousand watt i dont no the serial number and the amp is an 800watt i have a computer in the car i own a vn calis commodore

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    When you say the alarm light, I take it you mean the warning light on the amp.
    Does the amp itself have the terminals/connectors. Ground/REM/Power.

    If this is the case, There is a good chance that the amp is getting old or is the sort that needs power to be applied to the REM/Accessory terminal just after power has been supplied to the POWER terminal. There are a few circuits out there that will cause a slight delay when the ignition is switched on and then will apply power to the REM.

    One way to test this is to remove the 3rd cable/loop cable and re-apply it while the ignition is turned on and this should reset the amp or power it up correctly. A few head units and or power supplies have a REM/Amp connector which are used for this reason.

    For example, One of my old sony amps would do this 99% of the time. So i had to either have a switch wired to the REM connector and then once i have turned on my ignition i would then flip the switch which would then apply the 12V to the REM. That status light on my amp would be red if it was powered to early and if done correctly would turn green.

    So first thing to try if it is this type of amp is to remove and reconnect the REM cable while your car has ignition on. Also make sure your ground connection is nice and clean as that would be another thing to check.
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    i will give it ago and let you all kno thanks heaps for the help i just have to wait for my car to get back

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    While your in there checking those things, get the model number off the amp and subs.

    This way I can look up the specs on each and determine if you have the right ohm load from you subs to the amp.

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    I think by alarm he means the protection LED that lights up.
    Probably have it wired improperly. Due to the lack of info im going to be lazy and just tell you that you need to double check everything. Get your multi-meter in there and check the resistance of the subs your hooking up and check the power to the terminals.
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