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Sony Xplod amp not working (deck cought on fire)

Hey i have two Sony amps, both of them don't work but were working before. Recently my deck caught on fire and now both amps don't work. they will turn on and work, but once i go over a certain volume, i here a pop, it shuts off and the light turns to red, all the fuses are fine. Is this a problem in the amp, or with my wiring( i changed it out recently to add a cap) any help? Thank you

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Re: Sony Xplod amp not working (deck cought on fire)

Hi there, please check the wiring. If there are some loose contacts the above mentioned symptoms are possibble. Best regards, Arpi If you need more info please advice.

Posted on Jun 15, 2007

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Next you indicated that bridged the amp. Since the subs are both 4 ohm single voice coils did you wire them in series or parallel?

It sounds to me like you wired them in parallel resulting in the amp seeing a 2 ohm load. The amp you referenced is only stable when bridged at 4 ohms.

Has the amp begun working again once it cooled down? If not you could have fried the outputs by having the resistance too low.

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First i'm sure you have checked all fuses. Second you need to test if you have voltage coming out of the remote wire. If not and no fuses are blown then something shorted out internally and you need to run 12 volts to the remote wire on the amp. You can do this by using a switch and running a wire to it from your fuse box, or you can find which side of your fuse box is switchable, which means that when you turn your key to the on or accessories position that power will run to the remote then. Make sure you don't use the constant power side or your amp will remain on all the time. Now, if everything is fine and you have power on the remote wire coming from the head unit going to the amp and no fuses on the amp are blown then something is shorted inside the amp. Then I suggest you take it back where you bouhgt it if you bouhgt it at a store and your able to return it. Ifr this is not an option then I own my own amp repair business and if interested I can repair it for you cheaply. I am the cheapest you will find anywhere. Most of my customers are from this site. If interested send me a private message by clicking on my name. Hope this helps you out, let me know please so I can continue to assist you if you still need more help. Good luck

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Either You Fired Your Amp Or Wires, If You Got The Money Replace The Wires, Also Trying Grounded Your Ground Wire To Something Else.

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if you are trying to run some highs with built in high-pass crossovers off of a amp that is setup for subs(amp is on low-pass) then your highs will not work. You are better off running another amp or running them off of your deck...

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