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Kicker zx1000.1 green light flckers and the turns red and then does the same thing over and over

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  • Mark Skinner May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you have a power supply problem. It's gonna have to be taken apart

    and start testing components. If you know what your doing you can do it yourself,

    if not I repair car amps for a living. If interested contact me at skinnman33@gmail.com

    Good luck

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I had a similar system and it did the same thing come to find out the kicker amps are not 1 ohm stable and that was the problem my 2 15" L7 solobarics were wired to 1 ohm so the amp would go into protection mode....spook

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

  • soufeyez812 Mar 16, 2010

    it would play for a few seconds then go into protection mode then play for a few seconds then go into protection modeetc etc....spook

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Seems like a protection feature kicks in and out
check your fuses and possible but a bigger size in and also check your wires make sure your ground is tight

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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