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Problems turning on

When my car is not started but put on accessories the amp will work and will be playing everything. but when i actually turn my car on the amp turns off and the power light turns from green to orange. the only thing running off the amp are 2 10 inch kick comps

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Pull your lead power wire right off the positive term. on your battery 

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