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500/5 i have a jl 500/5 amp the yellow low ohms light lights up when nothing is plug in except the 12v power and ground and remote any advice what dose this mean is it an internal problem or what thanks Dustin

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  • red07z06 Aug 23, 2007

    yes there is sound on all ch but the lf ch other than that the amp works fine

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    Mine does the same thing....except no sound.



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Is there any sound?

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I think you might have your remote turn on from your deck to amp hooked up wrong check that out!! I not are you familliar with the mr. butterworth crossover JL developed for that series of amp? Just like its big nrother the 1000x1 class D the built in smart crossover has many built in pretect modes. If your subs are drawing to much power it shuts down if they draw to little of ohms or to many but that 500 is 1 ohm stable so download the crossover settings from JL and go from there

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I have a jl 500/1 amp hooked up in my car and the power light comes on for about 5 seconds then turns off. no sound out of the subs. it is hooked up to a factory deck through a high to low level converter....

hook up the remote wire ( or make sure its hooked up good) check your ground! ground wire not big enough awg wire and put on bare metal not more than 1 foot away from amp. bad ground will cause this.

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I looked up the correct way to wire my JL 13.5W7 1.5. Therefore it said to wire it in parrallel. I understand this will put it at .75 ohm. As I start to turn it up it sounds great, very loud but once the...

1000/1v2 Class D Monoblock Subwoofer Amplifier Specifications:

Rated Power:
1000 W RMS @ 1.5 ohm - 4 ohm (11V-14.5V)

THD at Rated Power:
<0.05% @ 4 ohm

S/N Ratio:
>95dB below rated power (A-weighted, 20 Hz - 20 kHz noise bandwidth)

Frequency Response:
5 Hz - 250 Hz (+0, -1dB)

Damping Factor:
>500 @ 4 ohm / 50 Hz

According to the chart your amp is only stable down to 1.5 Ohms, so running at .75 Ohms the noise you are hearing is the amp clipping (running more power than it can handle at low ohms)
I would suggest wiring it in series, or you could adjust the gain on the amp until the popping goes away.

Hope this helps.

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The amplifier will not power on unless/until it recieves the turn-on signal from the head unit.

It seems the issue is with the head unit in this case.

Check the fuses and verify constant and switched power with a multimeter.

Once the Head unit powers on - the amplifier should also.

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Its the power transistors that would be affected by low voltage. It delivered till it finally gave up 'cos the output wattage to be generated at low voltage means more current flowing through the equipment. This high current will adversely affect all small solenoid valves & transistors and IC's. Even failure of one section of any IC is rarely detectable with the naked eye. It has to be thoroughly checked with a multi-meter to assess the damage correctly......sodeep

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I would try running the subs in parallel. Pos to Pos Dual Voice, Neg to Neg Dual Voice. Then Run + to + stereo - to - stereo on both channels.
So you have + and - running to one channel and + and - running to the other channel.
Also your LPF filter could be set too high.

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1800W peak output at 2 ohms
975W peak output at 4 ohms
600W RMS (continuous) at 2 ohms
325W RMS (continuous) at 4 ohms
Variable LP crossover adjustable 35-250Hz
4 AWG power/ground inputs and RCA pass through
Low-pass filter
Bass boost 0-18dB adjustable remote punch bass EQ
Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
Line-level input

It is going into protect mode for a reason.
Disconnect the subs and turn everything on again. If the light comes on, the problem is internal and will need servicing by a technician.

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There are separate power supplies for the high and low amplifiers. It's possible that the one for the sub output has failed. If that's the case, the output transistors probably failed and that's what damaged the supply.

Generally, I'm willing to help people repair their amps but this is a large, complex amplifier and it should be repaired by a qualified technician.

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It's likely that the output transistors failed in the amplifier and it will need to be repaired.

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