Question about Kicker Car Audio & Video
My kicker zx 1000.1 amp goes into protect mode as soon as you put power and ground to it nothing else hooked up
It is normal for them to go into the protect mode, If the speakers are not hooked up to it,
Posted on Nov 09, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tried powering on without speakers connected? Have you tried powering on with no input? If either senerio causes the amp to NOT go into protection mode, then there is most likely a short in wiring. Use a multi meter to isolate.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
The first thing I would suggest is to check all connections to the amp and speakers, especially the ground. A loose ground can cause the problem listed. You can test this by temporarly running a ground from the amp to the battery neg. . If the amp fires up ok then that means your grounding point for the amp should be checked and cleaned and reattached firmly. If you have a meter(multitester) set it to ohms and check the impedances of the voice coils in the woofers. If one is cooked it may be shorted and tripping the amps protection. Always hook thing up with the sys off and then turn on and test.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
Put a voltmeter on your car, to see if the voltage is stable when the engine is running.
if it is unstable, turn your car off immediately, to avoid damaging other electrical components.
If the voltage does not stay between 12.8 - 14,5volts (engine running) then the Rectifier is shot on your alternator.
Is your Amp screwed to the metal of the car? B'cos it shouldn't be.
if that doesnt help, try another RE-wire (you may have missed something) after refreshing your memory with an AMP wiring diagram.
Or just take it out & get it tested,
if its out of warrenty open & inspect the circuits for burns, a shop will charge just to look at it.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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