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Pca2.520 protection led on red,disconnected

Soundstream car amplifier pca2.520 protection led on red,disconnected power,remote,earth cables speakers cables aswell.hooked power,remote and earth but did not hook up speakers yet.amp turns on but is still in protection mode.how do i get the green light to come back on

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SOURCE: speakers cut off when bass goes up...

i had this same problem, i have a 1993 s10 blazer, i would put it up past 18 and all bass would cut out, The only problem was there wasnt enough power gettin to the amp. The ground wire came lose and wasnt getting the power to the amp

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Fusion Amp Starts In protected Mode

check remote wire coming from back of radio

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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SOURCE: i hooked up the pioneer

either the rcas arent outputting the audio signal or you have a bad se tof rcas. An amp is obiously not your issue in this case.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Red light comes on and then slowly goes out. No output

For some reason you are not getting constant power to the system. What gauge power/ground are you running? Describe your system to me and we'll see what I can do to help.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: My PG Xenon 600 watt amp will not power my subwoofers

hello it sounds like your problem may be in the remote/power wire that goes from the back of your radio deck to the amplifier. the amp should have a wire connection that says remote,p.con, or antenna. and its usually the smallest wire connector located by the power and ground wire. this wire goes to the solid blue wire coming out of the deck. you can conect the wires together any way you want. i usualy shave off a little pice of the wire cover and wrap the wire coming from the amp around the bare wire then cover it in electical tape or cut the blue wire from the deck at a fit length and use a wire nut and put the two cut ends in and also the wire coming from the amp. also make sure the amplifire dose not have power to it just to be safe. wouldent want to fry anything.

There is also the left and right wires(ususaly red and white) that go on the back of the deck to the amp.

also chek the volume on the amplifire

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: speakers cut off when bass goes up...

sounds like you hava a load problem.if your'e running your woofers at 1ohm,make shure your amp is 1ohm stable.....

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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