Question about Kicker 08ZX10001 Car Amp
Okay I just bought a brand new amp and played it for a while then it just shuts off with no red or green light. I have double checked and triple checked connections and fuse
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kicker 750.1 mono amplifier
Since you didn't mention the red light, I'll assume it's not coming on. If that's the case, you'll need to check the B+ and remote voltage at the amp.
With a multimeter set to DC volts and the black lead on the amplifier's ground terminal, the meter should read 11+ volts when the red lead is touched to either the remote terminal or the B+ terminal.The head unit will need to be on so the remote lead will be 'hot' (have 12v on it).
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
SOURCE: kicker dx 350 amp
Remove amp from vehicle, connect Directly to Battery, then short REM line to Ground, see if amp comes out of "protect" If it does, you have either a short or a bad connection on your power wires between amp and battery, If testing amp directly to battery and it doesnt come out of protect, it meens you fried the amp and likely your problem is wiring between the amp and the speakers, or even the speakers themselves (shorted) .. If you Drive your speakers hard enough they can overheat and short out after a short blast... anywhere from 10seconds to 45 mins.. depends on many variables.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
that would be the amp. sorry to say. when a wire crosses over, it sends a shock through the amp, there are a few things to try just to see if you fried the amp. the first thing to try is to move your ground to a different location. second thing to look at would be the fuses. alot of times the fuses will blow at the slightest shock. the amp will still turn on if you have an amp with 2 fuses, it just wont be getting all the power it needs, which could be causing your problem. also, it is worth the hour and a half to mount everything down in your vehicle. you might check the kicker website, because i have herd rumors that kicker offers a lifetime warranty on almost all of their products. best of luck, and i hope you didnt fry your amp.
Posted on May 01, 2009
There are 4 possible causes for the amp to go into protection mode. Kicker calls it SORT for Short, Overvoltage, Reverse polarity, and Thermal. If the amp has been in and working properly, it's probably not reverse polarity. And if it goes immediately into protection when power is connected, I'd rule out thermal. So it's probably either a short or overvoltage.
1) Start by removing the speaker wires and see if the amp powers up properly. If it does, one or more of the speakers is shorted or grounded.
2) Test each pair of wires with a multimeter set to the lowest resistance (ohms) scale. Measure across each pair and from each individual wire to ground. Across each pair, the meter should read about 3-4 ohms. From each individual wire to ground, it should read infinity. If the meter reads "0" ohms (shorted) in any test, you have located the problem.
3) If the speaker wires test OK, set the meter to read DC volts and measure the voltage at the amp positive terminal. If the voltage is higher than 16V or lower than 9V, you've located the problem.
4) If the voltage is OK, remove the RCA inputs and test for proper power up. If it powers up without going into protection, you have a shorted/grounded input. Replace them one at a time to determine which one(s) is/are defective and replace the cable.
If these tests show all the wiring is good and the voltage is OK, the amp is probably shorted internally (most likely an output MOSFET), and requires service at the component level. You need to take it to your local audio shop or send it to Kicker for repair.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
SOURCE: Kicker 750.1 Amp wont play music
The wire you are needing to check is the Blue antenna wire that runs from the back of your deck to the amp. More than likely if you are getting a green light on the amp than that means this wire blew a fuse somewhere or blew the amp itself. I would say re-check all the fuses. (there should be one in front of battery wire and some on the amp) If these are still good and you are still getting green light but no sub than check the wiring for the box. I just had to re-wire my box because one of the cables came loose in the box. I have a Kicker 750.1 and a kicker 12" L7 so i understand what you mean... it just takes time and understanding. If everything fails and still it wont work.. than hook the amp up to a friends car and see the results.
Posted on Sep 09, 2010
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