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Overcurrent comes on when i turn up the volume on my head unit

Everytime i turn up my volume and the bass is hitting hard. If it hits too hard then it will jus cut out. sum1 PLZ HELP ME!!!

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It is safe to open your amp and look if any resistance if this is your problem but let frecuante

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The over-current LED tells you that you're driving a lod lower than the amp is rated to drive. You either have the wrong speaker ohm load, a shorted wire or a defective speaker.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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