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Wiring problem for my Kicker ZX450.2 amp

One channel of my new amp doesnt seem to be working..
Temporarly im running both subs off 1 channel and now my subs and toggle switch dont work! help

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Wireing an amp can be tough it starts from the e.q.the e.q. must have a sub out.

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Here is a link to figure out how to wire them correctly.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-FKw5viheGLo/learn/learningcenter/car/amplifiers/sub_amp_guide.html

Here is a link to your amplifiers specifications.
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