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Sony xplod 1200 watt

Hey i have a 1200 watt sony xplod competition amp 5 channel hooked up to a 12 inch audiobahn in the my trunk the amp is in my backseat and when i turn it up past 25/35 volume the amp cuts out and a red light flashes on the top of the amp. at first i thought it was over heating but then it persisted even at night... this amp has never given me trouble like this... im thinking maybe the fuses are dead or maybe the one under my hood is. Any help will be greatly appreciated

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I had the same ploblem with my amp then i found out i didnt have a good enough ground. Make sure you groung it to your weel well or some part of the frame. Or you mite be running with a fuse thats pushing to much power i use a 100a fuse 5 gage power cord to power my 1200w xplode and my 2 12" kicker comps. Or if your using two diff kind of subs then you amp is confused in why your asking for 500w on one side and 600w on the other this will also make your amp light come on.

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