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    i ran the wire through my firewall and everything is fine.. and then i hook my ground and remote wire up.. then i go to go my power wire and i hook it up fine i go to check if i have power to the amp... NO.. i then redid the ground remote and power wires to my amp check it again NOTHING.. then i think maybe the power light is burnt out.. so i hook up my speaker wire adn then hook it up to my sub.. NOTHING.. got anything for me guys..?

  • #2
    Is your grounding point a straight metal contact w/ no paint in the way? That's a good place to start. Is the power wire secure on the positive battery terminal? Have you checked to make sure the power wire is actually transferring electricity w/ a DMM? Just a few ideas too look into...
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    • #3
      Are you sure you have 12volts on your remote wire? I know a few radios (not many) have the remote wire fused, check that. Or better yet, jump the remote input to your main power wire and see if it turns on.

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      • #4
        Or better yet, jump the remote input to your main power wire and see if it turns on.[/QUOTE]
        is that safe to do.. or will something blow

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        • #5
          use a different ground. i was helping a friend install his amp...they couldnt figure out whats wrong, so i came over with my DMM and measured 3 volts. he grounded it to the back seat which really has no good contact to the car chassis. just found a better ground and everything worked perfectly.
          rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Murphy3603
            is that safe to do.. or will something blow
            something will blow if you connect the remote wire to the + contact on the amp. you'll be fine though if you connect the power wire to both the + and REM contact on the amp though
            rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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            • #7
              Get a mulitmeter, it will save your hours of testing different problems.

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