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DOSE MY AMP NEED TO BE GROUNDED BEFORE I WILL SEE THE POWER LIGHT TURN ON

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Yes All amps need to have a good ground, either to the battery or the frame of the vehicle to opperate. The circut is not complete without it. use the same size wire on the Ground as you would on the Postive battery input.

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Your retarted. please learn to spell then read a book on basic electronics then kill yourself.

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Yes it is very importet to ground a amp once you have a good ground yes you will see the light come on try yo clean the serfice down to clean shine metal then but groun to that

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