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    Your pioneer CD player in your dash...that's the head unit. Make sure that it is connected properly. The remote wire to turn on your amps....that should come from the CD player so that your amps turn on with the headunit.
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    ok that makes sense ill check that out

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    ok everything on my head unit is hooked up correctly, i had to higher someone to hook it up since i needed a door chyme module in my car. The Rem is hooked up right still no power. any other suggestions?

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    Well, now that' i'm AWAKE...

    have you checked continutiy yet? Also, not to down your buddy, since that's how i got both my amps, are you sure there's no reason why you got it free? .

    Your headunit doesn't power the amp persay, your batt does. Your headunit, through the remote line, tells it when to turn on. I think that's what 3ondubs meant, but i'm just clarifying,

    That being said how's your connection to the battery? is it fused correctly? Just the fuse on the power cable to the amp from the battey. If you fuse is blown, you'll get no power. if you have no cable from the battery to your amp, i think that's about where you should start... .

    Also, for the fun of it, check your grounds.


    Finally, if that's all good, yoru power is there but your music isn't jumpin'...blame sony. They make craptacular everything IMO -and others- when it comes to car audio. Its like the retarded child in the sony family that for some reason, they show off.

    Regardless, make sure your power cable is all good.
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    well i talked to my buddy about teh amp and he was surprised to hear it didnt work so he came over and plugged his amp into my connections. Surprisingly it didnt work... we couldnt get power to his amp either so it has to be my connection. I checked the fuse where its connected near my battery and its still in tact. Im thinking about either giving up or taking it to circuit city to see what they will say about it. thx for the help if anyone has other suggestions ill check back in.

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    has to be remote or ground issue than, try regrounding it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankis
    well i talked to my buddy about teh amp and he was surprised to hear it didnt work so he came over and plugged his amp into my connections. Surprisingly it didnt work... we couldnt get power to his amp either so it has to be my connection. I checked the fuse where its connected near my battery and its still in tact. Im thinking about either giving up or taking it to circuit city to see what they will say about it. thx for the help if anyone has other suggestions ill check back in.
    I'm not surprised. Dont' take ti to CC, thye'll gt you to buy another. Just walk in there and ask the audio guys a question. THey don't get paid enough to not give good advice, trust me. Before these forums, CC, BB, and audio shops were my #1 sources of info. I learned alot. Didyou check for continuity? Try rewiring your amp.
    First check to make sure the cable works. Take out the cable, touch it to your batt, gorund the amp to yoru engine chassis, and plug in those RCAs. turn the car on to see whwat happens. If all is golden, redo thse install. If not, then buy new wiring.
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    i talked CC into checking it out they said come back tommorrow since their busy but i got my cd player installed there cause like i said i had to get a door chyme module so he said they'll check it out at no cost. If they try to get me to buy a new one ill definitely turn them down due to their overpriced amps and subs. I really dont know what the problem is and im starting to get frustrated so CC is pretty much my last choice.

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    Did you ground your head unit? also did u connect all the wires correctly when installing your new deck from ur stock? also check your RCA's- if they are bent far enough they will short out (thats what happend to me and i had to get new ones- this time i taped them towards the plugs so that they dont bend as far) also if everything starts to work and sub still doesent bump check the wiring and if u take a AA or AAA battery and connect positive to positive and negative to negative- ur sub should move in and out. just some suggestions

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    Wow this is strange...I just bought a '96 Sunfire yesterday, and my 2 week old amp won't power up either. It worked fine in my mustang, but now I just can't get power to it. I switched it out for another amp and had the same problem. The ground is good, the power is good and the fuses are fine. Also just like you, I had BB put in a brand new head unit yesterday. The whole system is new, and worked good in a diff car (with a diff HU)...but now it just won't power up. (Head unit works fine, I get sound out of all the other speakers)

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