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Amp goes into protect when turned up to higher volumes

^ I've checked everything, the battery mount and fuse was replaced on the power cord, I relocated my ground, rewired the sub, got a new battery (i needed one), nothing seems to fix it. Would a cap fix the problem or do i have to tear into and repair the amp?

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Check the ohm load on your speakers, you might have to low of an ohm and the amp is going into overcurrent protection mode, with the amp off use a multi meter at the speaker terminal with the speaker conected, should read 3 to 4 ohms, if it is lower then thats the issue, you also could have a short on one of the speaker wires, look for am=ny wire pinched in the door jamb or on the speakers, sometimes the terminals are close to metal in the door and you wont notice it. give it a try.

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