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Cerwin-Vega EXL1000D Amplifier Broken?

The amp used to stop working then i would turn the head unit off then turn it back on and the amp would start working again then one day it stoped and the green and yellow light blink back and forth and the amp makes a surgeing noise and makes my voltage gage for my battery go down and up over and over untill i turn amp off is it somthing that could be fixed or is it junk?

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Re: Cerwin-Vega EXL1000D Amplifier Broken?

Call Cerwin-Vega and they should offer a "Flat-Rate" repair for it. No matter what is wrong with it, for a flat rate, they will fix it. If not, most any repair shop should be able to. If not, heck, I'LL buy it off ya! (I love Cerwin Vega stuff...)

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Amp stopped playing riding down the road, power light turned off. came back on when i unplugged the rca's and cuts back off when i try to plug them back in.

Faulty RCA cables, Or worse possible solution is if your amp stopped playing when it was pumping at high volume, you may have blown the RCA connectors inside your head unit Or inside your amp. If possible try another known good working amp with the wires you already have, If same happens, try different RCA cables. If problem persists after trying these, Its your head unit RCA connecters or amp RCA connectors. To rule out your amp connectors, try your amp in a friends car if possible, to rule out your head unit, try another good known working amp in your car with the wiring you already have

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your amp requires a 12volt power wire from the battery, a negative wire grounded to the car body, a remote wire that connects to the radio or fuse box, rca jacks from the radio, and speaker wires from amp to speakers. hope this helps. please rate 4 thumbs up.

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I wanna know what the specs on this amp i just bought one recently

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details and pics of cerwin amps on this site above.

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Hi, im jason!

Any car Amp rated around 200watts, 4ohms... (bridged)
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Amp gets hot

Check your speakers to make sure that they are the proper Ohmic value, and make sure your grounds are secure.

The unit is dissipating too much heat which is a sign of an impedance mismatch. In other words the full power output is not being delivered to the load (speakers), rather it is being dissipated in the source (amplifier) which as said is a sign of an impedance mismatch.

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Jan 26, 2008 | Cerwin Vega XL 600.1 Car Audio Amplifier

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You need to conform that you have a good ground and 12v on the remote & B+ terminals.

With your multimeter set to DC volts, the black meter lead on the ground terminal of the amp and the head unit on (so the amp will have remote voltage applied), touch the red lead alternately to the B+ and remote terminals of the amp. If the voltage is below ~11 volts, you need to check the wiring feeding whichever line is too low.


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Protection light turn on with sound

It's likely that the amp is defective but you should check the shield ground of the RCA signal cables before sending the amp off for repair.


Disconnect the RCA cables from the amp.


With your multimeter set to ohms, measure the resistance from the outer shield of the RCA cable to chassis ground. If it's more than a few ohms, that could be causing your problem.


If this is higher than a few ohms, short the meter's leads together to make sure the meter will go down to 0 ohms.


To check the shield ground of the head unit (assuming that the head unit is driving the amp directly), disconnect the RCA cables from the head unit and measure the resistance from the RCA output shield to the case of the head unit. It should essentially read 0 ohms.



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