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CUR showing on the display

The negative speaker wire must have come in contact with the power block and now its seems like the amp is in "protect mode" and CUR is showing on the display but i cannot figure out how to reset it. please offer any solution

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This means too much current, find and eliminate cause of excessie current and turn power off, also possibe power and ground are not big enough .Recommend 4guage wires

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You can download the manual from Crutchfield.

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If you disconnect both speaker wires from the amp, does it still show an overcurrent condition?

 

 

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