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CUR display hi there, i have an alpine mrd-m605 powering a clarion 15" sub. the amp starts to make power as i turn it up but cuts out and displays CUR on the display. i do not have an owners manual so i can't look up the code. I was wondering if this could be an undersized capacitor? what size should i be using? or is it a weak battery? etc....

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Hello yte1771,

You can download the manual from Crutchfield.

The "CUR" display is an indication of excessive current and is most likely caused by too low impedance or a fault in the wiring or the amp itself. It's probably not your cap.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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