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Subs and amp problems

I have a 1993 mercury cougar and i just got subs and an amp for my car the amp is a 1200 watt xplod and the subs are comp? everything is hooked up correctly the amp will turn on but there is no sound ive switched out the decks thinking that that could be it but its not

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  • mekerscat Dec 28, 2008

    weve done that a few times its all right my husbaind is an electrican and he is stumped

  • mekerscat Dec 29, 2008

    no there brand new and the amp is brand new is it possible for the deck to be bad but it outs out apporite voltage. i have apporite voltage in all the right places

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Do you have the RCA lines hooked correctly. They should be connected to the sub or rear out depending on your head unit. If this is correct, make sure the gain on the amp is up. Also, the sub out on some units can be turned off or down using the menu or remote.

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Make sure you have the wires from the amp to the box, and the box to the subs hooked up right... red is positive black is negative

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Scott Smith Dec 29, 2008

    Are the subs blown or anything?

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