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Amp protection I hooked my two 12' 800W kicker's to the amp...got all the wires connected and everything...it even started working for about 1 min. and then all of a sudden the protection light kicked on and the amp kicked off...when i turn on my CD player and the song is about to pushin bass the amp goes off...also only 1 of my subs is now coming on, when it does come on for that short period of time

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    i have a explode amp and am not shure what the (rem) hooks up tomy amp is about 4 years old and is 500 watt

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If the speakers are dual coil and you have 2ohm stable you will need a amp that could handle 2ohm stable like a kicker amp.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

No. i've got the same problem. at first i thought it was because my box was too small, so i built a new one, and the protection still kicks in.

any ideas?

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Does it go into protect if you disconnect the speaker wires from the speaker terminals of the amp?

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I have a Legacy Predator 2000 watt amp with 2 12'' Kicker speakers. It has been in my car for about a year now, and it recently just stopped working. I have the green light to the amp, im not sure about...


If you have checked your ground, live, remote and RCA's, The problem may lie with your kicker speakers.
There may be a loose wire connection on the speaker terminals (hense no sound).
Check the terminals at the speaker (+) and (-) then check the speaker wires to your amp inputs.
Usually if there is a fault with any wires linked to your amp, the amp goes into protect mode.
If your amp is not going into protect mode, try linking a different speaker to each terminal on your amp (left) then (right). If you get sound through a different speaker, more than likey your speaker wire to your kickers has came loose (due to vibrations) or there is a break in your speaker wire.

Hope this helps. If any more info is needed I'd be happy to help more. Please rate if helpful

Mar 18, 2011 | Car Amplifiers

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Speakers cut off when bass goes up


probably the amp going to safe or protect mode judging by the fact that you have 3 subs wired to it i would say it is not 1 ohm stable try disconnecting 1 sub and see if it still happens this will be running a 2 ohm load rather than 1 if it stops happening then you need to figure out a better wiring configuration that will work with your amp.

Jul 03, 2009 | Kicker ZX400.1 Car Audio Amplifier

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Kicker protection light won't shut off


Hello newwithtech,

There are 4 possible causes for the amp to go into protection mode. Kicker calls it SORT for Short, Overvoltage, Reverse polarity, and Thermal. If the amp has been in and working properly, it's probably not reverse polarity. And if it goes immediately into protection when power is connected, I'd rule out thermal. So it's probably either a short or overvoltage.

1) Start by removing the speaker wires and see if the amp powers up properly. If it does, one or more of the speakers is shorted or grounded.

2) Test each pair of wires with a multimeter set to the lowest resistance (ohms) scale. Measure across each pair and from each individual wire to ground. Across each pair, the meter should read about 3-4 ohms. From each individual wire to ground, it should read infinity. If the meter reads "0" ohms (shorted) in any test, you have located the problem.

3) If the speaker wires test OK, set the meter to read DC volts and measure the voltage at the amp positive terminal. If the voltage is higher than 16V or lower than 9V, you've located the problem.

4) If the voltage is OK, remove the RCA inputs and test for proper power up. If it powers up without going into protection, you have a shorted/grounded input. Replace them one at a time to determine which one(s) is/are defective and replace the cable.

If these tests show all the wiring is good and the voltage is OK, the amp is probably shorted internally (most likely an output MOSFET), and requires service at the component level. You need to take it to your local audio shop or send it to Kicker for repair.

Hope this helps.

Jun 29, 2009 | Kicker KX300.4 Car Audio Amplifier

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Protection mode on my amp


YEA CHECK THE OHMS ON THE SUB TO MAKE SURE THEY MATCH UP TO THE AMP JUS SOUNDS LIKE THE WIRING IS OUT OF PHASE.

Jun 15, 2009 | Pioneer GM-7200M Car Audio Amplifier

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My sub flickers on and off in my truck!!!


could be a number of things loose wires bad ground fuse on its way out or internal problems

Feb 13, 2009 | Profile BAJA HA700M Car Audio Amplifier

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Kicker dx 350 amp


Remove amp from vehicle, connect Directly to Battery, then short REM line to Ground, see if amp comes out of "protect" If it does, you have either a short or a bad connection on your power wires between amp and battery, If testing amp directly to battery and it doesnt come out of protect, it meens you fried the amp and likely your problem is wiring between the amp and the speakers, or even the speakers themselves (shorted) .. If you Drive your speakers hard enough they can overheat and short out after a short blast... anywhere from 10seconds to 45 mins.. depends on many variables.

Jan 25, 2009 | Kicker DX350 Car Audio Amplifier

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Kicker kx 800.4


Generally, if a Kicker amp has the power light lit and the protection light isn't lit, it's working. Are you sure that you have signal feeding the amp?

Are you sure your speakers are OK?

Nov 04, 2008 | Kicker KX800.2 Car Audio Amplifier

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Goes into protection mode for no reason


if the amp is powering on the sub and playing and then turns in to protect mode it could be the amp is getting hot and its kicking into protect so you wont fry the amp

May 06, 2008 | Kicker 06ZX750.1 Car Audio Amplifier

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Kicker amps not working


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.

Jan 10, 2008 | Car Amplifiers

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Power Protection Circuit (SORT) Engaged


Umm a ohm meter would help you here. Double check the wires from the sub to the amp...make sure its not shorting out. Try starting the amp without the wires on the terminals...if the protection shows up then there is a short inside the unit and it will need to be replaced/repaired.

Feb 17, 2007 | Kicker ZX400.1 Car Audio Amplifier

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