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    Cant get power to my amp...

    Sup guys this is my first post on this forum and im having a little trouble with my new car.
    I recently bought a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire 4 cyl. and i had subwoofers and an amp from my last car which worked fine. I have a sony xpload 1000 watt amp (free from a buddy) and 3 rocksford fosgate 10s enclosed. I wired it all to my pioneer cd player which was also in my old car and odly enough it didnt work. So i checked all of my wiring to make sure i didnt make a mistake and it all looked fine. I noticed i cant even get power to my amp (the power light doesnt turn on) so i was wondering... could it be my battery or my alternator? I miss my subs help me out!!

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    ok dude...use a DMM(digital multimeter) and c if theres power coming from ur power wire...if tehre is its ur amp...
    btw sony amps arent good at all, sorry
    Bass is like cocain... ITS ADDICTIVE
    couple days till i have bump in da trunk
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    how much are those things... I know sony amps suck *** i got it for free so it doesnt matter much

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    check your HU ground and check your Amp ground

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    DMM's u can get a decent digital one for 15-20 bux
    Bass is like cocain... ITS ADDICTIVE
    couple days till i have bump in da trunk
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    auto barn has them for $10. Gtot me one a ew weeks ago, digital.
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    did you runa remote wire?
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    yes i ran remote.. havent gotten a DMM yet but lets just say i got power coming from my battery. What would i do in this case where it isnt my amp thats broken?

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    Your head unit is the thing that powers your amp. When you turn on your head unit, then your amp should turn on with it. If your head unit is not getting power, than neither is your amp. Try and get your head unit working first. Make sure that all of the connections are correct and that you have the right head unit adapter for your car...
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    heh theres really more to this than i though. I know how to wire a system so that its correctly hooked up because thats easy but i dont know about a head unit. not really sure what that is or where its located, can you be more specific please?

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