Question about Rockford Fosgate T10001BD- Car Audio 500watts Mono Power Amplifier Car Audio Amplifier

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Recently, my Rockford amp started coming on and going off randomly. Have never had any problems with this amp, and have had 2 car audio professional "opinions" that the amp has gone bad. After playing around w/ it, the major problem seems to be centered around the fuse section of the amp. For instance, if I touch the screw that connects the fuse to the amp or hold something against it ...the amp will turn on. If I continue to hold it, the amp will continue to play. If I let go, the amp will play for a couple more secs., then will turn off. Is this something that can be fixed or will I really need a new amp? (Also had a couple of my buddies look @ it, and they seemed to think if I replaced something just in this region that I should be fine). However, not one of them has told me that the fuse is blown. So I'm thinking there is something else going on w/ the fuse section! Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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You could always unscrew the screw that holds your fuses in place and screw it back in firmly and see if that works.

It is possible the fuses are arching though. You can try unhooking the amp from the battery and turning your gains down. Then remove the fuses. Replace the fuses with new ones and hook everything back up and see if the amp runs more efficiently.

Bad ground can cause the amp not to come on too.
I always strip off the paint from the chassis of the vehicle before putting in a ground wire. Paint is not a conductor.

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