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Problem with fuses frying going into amp?

My fuses going into my amp are frying every time i put them in with the ground and power through it. Anytime I try pluging in either the ground, power, or the fuses it sparks badly??? Ive had this problem with an amp before and sent it to kicker and they said nothing was wrong. should i just let it sit???

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Remove main battery fuse, and install new fuse into amplifier. then use a capacitor to slowly charge the amplifier. Some advanced installers use lights that go out when all capacitors are fully charged to avoid instant charge & Discharge of internal capacitors. you may have already damaged amplifier. Also check for loose wire strands making contact with amp chassis or other port in terminal strip.

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