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Can't get my pioneer amp to power on

I have tested the battery and all the wires running to the amp with a volt meter, and it shows that there's power, how ever, when i turn my car on, the amp simply doesn't power on, can some one help me?

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  • musician891 Jan 13, 2009

    ya i checked those to they appeared to be fine....

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This happened to me make shure that you check fuse underhood/ and the fuse inside of the amp.

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