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Car amp smokes when ground wire is installed?

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Chances are the amp was wired up wrong and you hook up the ground you are allowing an already damaged amp fry.

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i tried switching my lanzar amp to my jl 1000/1 amp myself last night and as i plugged in the ground.. some smoke came up from where the ground and 12v cords meet the sub.. it wasnt much smoke, just a little. so i plugged my lanzar back in and today at lunch went to get it installed and it seemed to be hittin when i left the car audio place.. but its not hitting like it should. the lanzar hits harder. what went wrong? what does that smoke mean? how do i fix it? thanks. i am worried sick. those amps arent cheap.

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You want to verify your wiring first. Use a volt meter to make sure the power and ground are good. You can jump the + to the Remote to bypass the head unit(after unhooking the remote wire). If at any point you had your speakers short out or wires hit together it will have smoked your power supply and damaged it internally. If you end up verifying the power and remote are working right and there is still no amp turn on, measure the fuse for resistance. Should be 0 ohms. If the fuse is good, the power/remote are good, then the amp is internally damaged. Any number of things could be wrong. Good luck

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It look like you burned the power supply in the amp if the fuse is ok
there is a circuit that protect the amp and its possible that it burned
this should not be too expensive to be fixed


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I have JL300/4. My front speakers starting popping and sounding bad, so I replaced them. When I turned the reciever on to listen to them, the right speaker started smoking. Could my amp be bad? The rear...

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first things first. Disconnect everything. (Though if it smokes it might be too late.) Then try connecting things back one at a time starting with power. Make sure that none of you speaker wires is connected to chassis ground. Audio ground and power ground should not necessarily connect.

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Gee I would think that it is kind of obvious; your amp is blown. Just because it doesn't blow fuses doesn't mean much. If you hook the power up to the ground input and the ground to the power and then turn it on you pretty much toasted the amplifier. If you don't know why the amp is smoking, but you're trying to fix it yourself, you are basically telling me that you have no business doing so. I have been an installer for 15 years and even I am not dumb enough to try to fix a bad amplifier. Do everyone a REALLY big favor; stop messing around with something that you don't understand of have knowledge about before you hurt yourself.

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My amp was smoking and I want to know how to repair it.

The Amplifiers Positive to ground will only hurt the wire to the battery, and blow the main fuse near the battery.  Check the main fuse near the battery.  

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