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500/1 amber light on , no power to subs

Just installed my 500/1 into another vehicle of mine and the amber light comes on about 15 seconds after amp turns on . speakers are not even hooked up. the cars idle speed changes and the light comes on. please help. checked all wires including the ground for proper connection

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Re: 500/1 amber light on , no power to subs

WIthout looking at your vehicle its hard to say. If it works fine in the otyhe rcar i still suspect a ground problem.. People forget that most cars have a very small body ground wire from the body to the negative battery terminal.. check both pattery terminals for cleanliness and tightness.. then for grins run yourself a nice fat ground wire from ther body to the negative terminal.. i suspect this due to your car changing idle speed... almost guarantees a poor connection someplace... these are just ideas and again without looking at the car i couldnt tell you for sure.. what kind of car is it instsalled in now?

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