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No Power I've just purchased a brand new 1000watt Boss GT 580 and after installing it i'm having some trouble powering it on. I've tried several things as i originally thought it was the remote, but i took a wire for the remote directly to the 12+ to bypass it and still no power. I'm having trouble believing it is the amp so i replaced to power cable and still no power. It would seem now more clear that it must be the amp, but i'm still not convinced. The reason i feel this way is because when i took the power cable and stuck it against my ground cable i didn't get any sparks. This leads me to think that it has something to do with my cables.....would it be possible that my ground cable needs to be moved, would that cause it to not power? Thanks,2 15's waiting on power

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Your remote power cable is probly not connected right or your ground is not grounded right make sure you dont have any paint at the ground spot if you do scratch it of completly and reconnect

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Re: No Power

Check with a 12 volt light bulb of some sort.  First test +12 volt  wire to the chassis of the car.  The bulb should light.  Then test +12 volt wire to the ground wire.  If no light then no ground is present.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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