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There is a smell in my car every time I play my system for long periods of time. Its a burning smell. Everything is wired correctly and I have a separate battery in the back of my car to power my subs. I have two alpine type R's 10 inch and a CDE 102 radio. My lights dim every time my bass hits in my car. Is my amp bad? And how do i fix my lights dimming? Also the battery in the back of my car is a stinger battery.

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The problem could either be the amp over-heating or the subs could be over-heating as well. One of my friends owns an Alpine MRD-M1005, and one day they decided to clean it inside and out and realized they had some burnt spots on the circuit board, although they never smelt anything burning, and the amp still works fine.... As for the lights dimming you should probably buy a power Capacitor, atleast a 1 Farad or larger.

Hope this helps.

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