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Amp keeps shutting off

I have 2 subs hooked in to a alpine mrp-m500 amp. I had 3 subs, two 10s and one 12. It seemed like it was over loading and shutting off then i took the 12 out and left the two tens in and worked fine. Then yesterday i turned the power level on my deck on and was blasting it for like a few minutes. Then the amp just did the same thing, the light stays on but it juts doesnt work untill i shut the radio off and turn it back on and i need to keep it on really low or else it dies.

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You dont have it bridged right your dropping your ohms down way to low.. when you go to bridge your amp you have a negative and a positive on your amp thats it i have an alpine v-power mrp-m350 i think there identical should be but anyways you have to buy a Y splitter there RCA JACKS its has the 2 ends that plug into your amp than ties into a single one its a male or female adapter the place were your gonna get it w know the trick of these amps when bridging is only keep your left channel cable plugged in to your cd player i think its white colored dont plug the other one in rap tape around it or get a rubber cap and put over it.. run your RCA cables to your location of amp location and do the same just tie that into your left channel and tape or get a rubber cap to put over the other one i wish i could draw you a diagram of it hard to explain when typing it if you have a cell phone or house phone i would prefer you calling me from a cell so i dont get charged a fortune my cell number is 1814-594-2667 call me i will get it working for yeah hope to hear from you soon my name is Brad

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• 21mm2 is the minimum power and ground cable size

that should be used to connect this amplifier. The

length of these cables should not exceed 1m to assure

safe operation.

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