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Troubleshootin!!! My amp has perfect 12volt and secure ground, but when remote is powered up, amp doesn't kick on (remote has full 12 volt)

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If you haven't already, check the fuse(s) on the amp itself. If this isn't the issue, it's possible there's a problem inside the amp. From that point, you can attempt to open the amp up and look for (obviously) blown components or you can choose to hand it off to a repair facility.

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wire it into your car and then take a digital volt meter check to see if you have power and ground and remote turn on .


take the red lead and put it on the battery wire at amp and the black lead to the ground then see if you get 12volt to 14.4 use the amps ground for the black test lead if nothing you may have blown fuse or bad ground.

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