AMP wont turn ON!! HEELP!
I have been having a problem installing an amp in my 04 G35 coupe. I cannot get the amp to turn on to save my life, the POWER LED at the top will NOT come on. Now the amp is a POS Profile California 400W amp and my HU is the stock Bose premium audio. I currently have an LOC to convert the signals to RCAs for my amp. I have triple checked my power line and I KNOW it has juice (the old tap the body and spark=power trick...). The ground is also secure, to a bare metal spot in the trunk (attached to a body panel). The remote however has been tough. The question I have is if I have a secure power/ground should my amp STILL turn on, even if the remote wire is NOT connected or not connected to the correct remote device?? OR is my problem the remote wire?? I am trying to determine if my problem is a bad ground or remote. I had always assumed that an amp should still turn on even WITHOUT a remote wire being connected.....I have been messing with the ground wire thinking even without a remote my amp should turn on. If you guys think its my remote I'll try finding a proper source for it and only troubleshooting that.
In addition what else can be used as a remote wire instead of taking a signal from behind the Bose HU harness?? Its a pain to remove all the dash panels and replace for one lousy wire...can i tap my cig. lighter?? (cig lighter only comes on when cars on....)