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Blowing the amp fuses

I ran wires in my 99 dodge ram for this amp. One directly from the battery for a 12 volt supply, one from the cigar lighter power for the remote. And one ground directly to the body via self drilling screw under the carpet. With a good fuse in the amp, as soon as I go to hook up the last of any one of those wires the fuse pops immediately. Where did I go wrong? Or have I caused damage to the amp.

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Do you have speakers connected as well? do you have a volt meter
make sure you are getting + from both are you sure the remote is not a 5 volt line?

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