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Sony Xplod 500w green power light no sound

Ok, so the amp has been working fine, the other day I noticed the left speaker stopped working, so I looked inside and it was disconnected.. Easy enough right? So I yanked the box took it all apart and hooked up the wires to the speaker put it back together and now no sound out of the subs... I get a green power light, but no sound... i've tested several configurations with the speakers and nothing... I don't know what else to try because it seems to be powered up and ready... Maybe I hooked the connection on opposite, but I tried hooking the speakers up opposite and still nothing... Please any help would be great... Hopefully it's just a ground problem or something simple, but as of now I'm totally stumped..

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    i have the same problem cant even get them to short out by touching them together





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Ok, i have a sony xplod 1000w amp, with a single kicker cvt12, and at low,very low volume you hear a little distortion,when the bass hits,but sounds great when volume is turned up,this is a new sub, and the old sub did not do this,both are 4ohm,

please, any advice would be great, i am new to car audio ,thanks fgsportcraft@yahoo.com

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Try running the system with a cross-over configuration.

So your left + will be left + and your right + will be in the right + but put the right (-) where the left (-) is and left (-) where the right (-) is. If that doesnt work, then that means that you shorted out your audio out channels. the only way you can fix that is if you have good soldering skills. But other than that I'de say scrap it, unless you have the high outputs and then buy another amp, some mids and highs and connect the mids and highs to the xplod

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