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Just put an MTX TE1501D amp in my truck but it isnt getting power?

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Hello,

First check all the fuses to make sure none of them are blown. If they are that is the cause.

Second, make sure your amp is properly grounded. 9 out of 10 times power problems are caused by not being grounded. Make sure your ground wire is connected to a bare spot in your car meaning it touches metal.

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