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No power Hello! Ok Where do i start? I was driving one day and then it was working fine the next day I turned on the car. no sound from the subs. So first i startde by taking the rem wire and connecting with the power on the amp. I noticed it would turn on. Out of the 10 times i tried it, sound came out once or twice. I also noticed that the green light was dimmer after 1 second. So i thought there goes my amp. So then i tried my kicker amp just for fun. It did the same thing. When I hoook it up normally running off the deck, isomtimes the red light would come on ( which is bad) and then sometimes no light at all. I checked the fuses, theres power. What could i possibly do other then drive, open the window and throw everything out:) lol

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Check all of your wires. Be sure you have a ground, hot, and trigger and that they are indeed supplying ground, +12volts and +12volts in that order. Make sure that you are supplying a signal from your RCA inputs (maybe by substituting another amp) and make sure that you haven't lost the ground on your RCA's also. If ALL of these things are indeed good, then you have a problem with your amp. Because you said that when you connected another amp that you had the same problem, then the problem is obviously with one of the things I mentioned above. Be thorough! Good luck.

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