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Kicker amps not working

I have two kicker kx6oo.1 and i had them wired to two 12 inch kickers. They worked great but i decided to rebuild the box. When i went to reconnect the amps, only one worked. The other keeps going into protection mode but flickers back to power every five seconds. It doesnt power up the speakers. I already redid all the grounding but that didnt help. Also the working amp will sometimes shut off while im driving. Dont know if its because I have both speakers hooked up to it or what.

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With your multimeter set to DC volts, the black meter lead on the ground terminal of the amp and the head unit on (so the amp will have remote voltage applied), touch the red lead alternately to the B+ and remote terminals of the amp. If the voltage is below ~11 volts, you need to check the wiring feeding whichever line is too low.

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