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Overcurrent protector I have a sony 1200w XM-1600GSD amp it poped the overcurrent one day so i assumed it was the voltage regulator in my altornator checked it but it wasnt so then I thought it was the amp because ive been beeting on it for six years so I got a new sony amp and it does the same thing Im still running the same sub a 15in Kicker Soloberic LS7. can u help please

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I keep blowing fuses in the amp all three . and it work fine for 2months then all of a sudden it stoped work so i got new fuses and it did it again what do u think?

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The woofer or the wiring may be shorted. Remove the speaker wires from the terminals of the amp and power up the amp. If it powers up, check the wiring and the speaker. If it still goes into protect, the amp may be defective. A short in the wiring or speaker can damage a brand new amp.

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Check the wiring to the amp from the speaker like pbabin say the negative and the positive could be touching together

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