Ok well i bought that amo about a year ago and i had a guy at best buy install it wire everything up cause i didnt want it to go bad on me...well about a week later the amp went into protection mode and i sent it in to get fixed cause it was under warentee...to make a long story short it turns out that the guy at best buy wired my 4 ohm rockford fosgate p3 (if it makes any difference) into a 2 ohm mono which from my understanding gives it more power but is hell on the amp...so now that its not under warentee, i was wondering if you know what part they would of replaced and would i be able to fix that myself...heres the parts number of what they replaced last time...(audio IC/TR c5198) (x2 which i presume means two of them)
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It sounds like you have your gain to high. best way to solve this is by turning the gain way down to - or lowest number , then turn everything on and upto the volume you desire, then slowly up the gain. also avoid using bass boost, I agree it sounds great but it puts strain on the amp and shortens life in the amp. with the bass boost off, you can adjust others (not the gain) to get bass.
Check your wiring make sure you're running it at the right impedance. Make sure there's no shorts in your power and remote wire. Check the fuses in your amp. If a fuse is blown you likely have a short somewhere. If you can't find anything go to best buy and have there install guys look at it... hope this helps
that would be the amp. sorry to say. when a wire crosses over, it sends a shock through the amp, there are a few things to try just to see if you fried the amp. the first thing to try is to move your ground to a different location. second thing to look at would be the fuses. alot of times the fuses will blow at the slightest shock. the amp will still turn on if you have an amp with 2 fuses, it just wont be getting all the power it needs, which could be causing your problem. also, it is worth the hour and a half to mount everything down in your vehicle. you might check the kicker website, because i have herd rumors that kicker offers a lifetime warranty on almost all of their products. best of luck, and i hope you didnt fry your amp.
If you are referring to a warning light on a car, unless you knicked a wire that caused a warning light to come on. It shouldn't matter if you have an aftermarket amp. If you are referring to a warning light on the amp. Make sure that you are not under driving the impedence and not shorting any wires. If you dont have any shorts, then your amplifier is probably done for. Because you might have a short internally. Unless it is just in protect mode. I had a memphis amp that went into protect mode, I set it off to the side for a for a week or so and was bored so i hooked it back up and it worked. It still works and that was about 2 years ago. Good luck.
Try disconnecting everything but the power connections. If the protection light still comes on, then there's a problem in the amp. If it goes out, then there's a problem elsewhere. In that case, hook up one speaker cable at a time and power on. If the protection light comes on, then either that speaker is bad, or you've got too many speakers connected to that one amp output. Too many speakers connected together can cause an overload and trigger the protection circuitry, or worse, blow out something out.
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check to make sure your ground wire is attached to a clean metal surface no more then 18" away from amp. check all wires to ensure none are touching other terminal. all else fails remove one sub and see how it play, if its works great switch subs. could be a defective amp. if it is the amp and you payed for it with a credit card or bank card you can do a charge back from the bank to get your money back if the store wont replace it. thell the bank "you want to do a charge back cause it wasnt as discribed).
You need to check the DC voltage across the B+ and ground terminals. You also need to check the DC voltage across the remote and ground terminals. If the voltage is less than 11 volts, you need to check the B+ supply and remote wiring for breaks or open fuses. You should also check the ground connection to confirm that it's not loose.
If the voltage is OK, the output transistors are likely shorted.
well your amplifier is obviously going into protect mode,(i used to have this amp and it is awesome) anyway i would go through just to be sure and check all the power connections with a test light, remote wire, positive, and ground. and check the fuse to see if it is still good. you can buy a test light at wal-mart and any automotive store. if you stil have a problem then i would check to see if your running below 1 ohm on this amp. that would cause it to go into protect mode. if all this fails i would just go buy a new one.
im having the same problem with my amp, I took it to best buy and they said the amp was recieving power and recieving signals from the deck and i had everything hooked up right but that in the circuit board all the connections were blown, meaning i have a blown amp, i hope this isnt your problem but it definetly sounds like it. GOODLUCK