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Ground wire has burned plastic cover on my amp

Well i guess the ground wire was kinda loose and the wire was making contact with the plastic cover in witch the wire goes into on the plastic cover on the amp and it has melted the plastic cover on the amp where the ground goes in and the plastic cover on the ground wire aswell what can i do 2 fix this problem

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What type of terminal is on the amp. screw or slip on type?

The plastic does not carry any type of ground. If your ground wire was melted, that means you have a 'hot' wire shorting across the ground somehow causing a short. This causes excessive heat like an 'arc' welder.

You might want to check your power wire to make sure its not making any contact to ground. Make sure any foreign debris is not causing a 'bridge' between the 2 posts.

If your terminals (or place where you hook up power and ground wires) are in good shape, re-wire and turn on the unit.

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