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Protection mood it is stuck in protection mood. ground is fine power lines are fine as well as remote line. changed out the fuses just in case but I still cant get the amp to reset

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Hello john_hart,

Check the speaker wiring too. If one of the speaker wires is shorted or grounded, the amp will go into protection mode.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 21, 2009


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