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Subs Won't work when wired

I recently purchased a Lanzar VIBE286 amp and two Pioneer Premier TS-w3002spl subs. I have 4 gauge wiring running from the battey to the amp with a 120w fuse in-line about a foot from the battery. Also a capacitor near the amp. My ground is directly to the frame (made a hole and connected it with 2 ga wire. When i have everything hooked up and nice and tight it goes for like 2 seconds then the subs start what looks like backfiring on themselves. I can't think of what might be wrong because all the connections are tight. If you have any ideas fill me in

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Hi,

Based on your post/description, pls try:
1. running the amp's power without the capacitor;
2. manually trigger the amp with the head unit off. Run it an determine if the backfiring still will occur (even with the head unit off);
3. temporarily interchange the left/right wiring;
4. temporarily interchange the + and - speaker wires;
5. run the amp normally trioggered by the headunit but remove the RCA connectors towards the amp.

If your concern has not been corrected or diagnosed which is at fault (wiring, amp, source) after completion of the above procedures, the amp may require an internal look and see.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FIXYA.

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