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I installed a scosche 500k micro farad capacitor in my truck. i have a 800w sony explode running a volvonhag 12" sub, the doors are run by a rockford 40i amp. sounds great till capacitor hook up. amp cuts out after a few seconds. i have it hooked up in line w/ my 12+ but there is a power distrubution block splitting the 12v power between the amps.it is grounded back to another block grounding both amps which is grounded to body of truck.so problem:turn on stereo it plays real low, speakers cut in and out then amps fail???

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You need to put the capacitor after the in line fuse/ distributor block. Because you are putting it on only your subs you are running it into fail because of a negatuve ground loop which is why they play low then cut out. Also check your grounds for both amps after rewiring and make sure they are tight.

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