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My vibe 286 4000 watt lanzar amp wont stay on..

My amp turns on then off again. all my wires are good and fuses hooked up just like old amp and it worked fine. if it is my remote wire not sending enough power how do i fix that?????any help would be great thanks alot

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Check your speaker load. It probably should be 4 ohms per channel. Also, if you are bridging then you must double your ohms load. It may be that your old amp could tolerate a lower impedence (ohms load) than the new amp. Do this now so you don't fry your amp. Good luck.

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SOURCE: how do i reset my 4000 watt lanzar vibe 286 from being in protect mode

You can only reset it by disconnecting power to it. If it is in protect you may want to check your speakers and speaker wires for shorts and/or grounds. If they check out all right you may have internal problems in the amp.

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