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A300HLX Amp + 600 Watt JL Audio Sub

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I just bought some used equipment and had it installed. Jensen 300watt amp, 10" JL Audio sub and a Stinger powercap.

I switch the key to turn the cd player on, the light on the amp goes green, 5 seconds into a song the light fades too red.

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The positive cable from the powercap to the amp as thick as a marker.

Im pretty sure buddy used a piece of speaker wire to hook up the ground from the amp into a bolt that holds a baby seat.

One time I had it working for a good 20min and when it was working, I couldnt change the song on the cd player, It would just beep when I press the button...

Could the deck be screwed? The amp doesnt have enough power? Does the powercap need to be charged, its used.

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  • Nathan B
    Nathan B Apr 29, 2008

    I tried grounding it between the bolt and the washer, but its just a speaker cable that is grounding it. Its a dodge neon, where would be a good spot to ground it?

  • Nathan B
    Nathan B Jan 09, 2009

    Hey You responded to my post. I just wanted to let you know, after
    buying a platinum wiring kit and a cd player for my car, everything
    works fine, I wired it myself and it works great. :)

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Ill go for a better GROUND , sounds like its not grounded properly and thats why the RED LIGHT . DO A RE CHECK on the installation . hope this helps

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