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Amp wont turn on

One day my amp just turned off. the red and green lights arent on and the fuse is fine and the connections are good, and it getting power. i cant figure out y it wont work

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Re: amp wont turn on

It's possible the ground is not a good connection. Sometimes it may look good but dirt or corrosion builds up resistance creating a voltage drop where the wire is grounded to the frame.

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No sound but green light is on

First of all Id like to state that Reality car amps arent the best quality amps on the market and they normally will burn out on you. From what you are telling me it looks like your sub outs are defective, the output signal from the car amplifier is dead usually due to weak or defective terminals or poor soldering by the manufacturer, very common with lower quality amps. My suggestion is to replace the amp with at least a mid grade amp like a sony xplod or pioneer amp , if money is an issue then you can have the outputs checked out , check the wiring and also make sure that your ground is solid and making good contact to the cars chassis otherwise you wont get sound. Check the Amp turn on cable which is the small blue wire and check that your radio has the amp turn on or subwoofer signal turned on. Let me know your status and Ill do my best to help you out.

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The size of the wire affects the performance of an amp, but the amp should still turn on. 12 volts is 12 volts. So you tested with another amp, on the same wires, and it works fine.The only thing you can really check on the new amp is the fuses in the side. If those are blown, then you should be able to (Unless the amp is fried, and that's why it blew the fuses in the first place) fire it right up. If the fuses arent blown, and you have all your power, and ground, and still nothing.. Well then in that case the amp is just bad, and regardless of the wattage, you just don't fix a Pyle amp.

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Sisnce you didn't mention the protection LED, I'll assume it's not on.

You need to measure the voltage across the B+ and ground terminals of the amplifier to confirm that the voltage at the terminals is least 11 volts. Also check the voltage on the remote turn-on terminal. Place the black meter lead on the ground terminal of the amp and set the meter to DC volts.

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Check the main amp fuse under the hood, even if it looks good just change it. Often times that light on the amp can come on just from the power amp tunon wire. Try a friends subwoofer box just to make sure the connectors on your box are good, and if that doesn't work then give me some more details....year/make/model of car, what kind of sub, what types of things do you see on the side of the there a green light as well as a red light?

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check the fuse box and make sure there is no loose connection there. also check the wire that feeds power to that amp. good luck

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switch off the amp then take off all the wires off including the speaker wire and then reconnect the wires on like before the problem is that the amp is on protection and if that dont work then get it repaired another thing is make sure ur amp fuses havent blown.

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