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My sub makes a wierd sound like theres plastic vibrating and if i turn my stereo up past 10 it shuts off, and now i think its fully blown, is there a way i can fix that myself? or will kicker fix it? its a 15" solobaric L7 and its lie 4 months old

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Take packing plastic out.

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