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My amp was smoking and I want to know how to repair it.

I was moving the amp around in my trunk and it looks like the postive and ground touched. I want to know how i got about fixing it ? ir if its useless now ?

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Re: My amp was smoking and I want to know how to repair...

Take a wire and touch the + and the remote wire together

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Re: My amp was smoking and I want to know how to repair...

The Amplifiers Positive to ground will only hurt the wire to the battery, and blow the main fuse near the battery.  Check the main fuse near the battery.  

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