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Sub volume stays the same

Ok so the problem is that my sub volume wont go up. I'll have my deck volume set to 7 and I can slightly hear bass from my subs. when i turn up the volume to 20. My subs stay the same. all you hear is the stock speakers. help please thanks!

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In the back of head unit u might have 2 pre outs try swicthing them if u dont then on the amp u should have nobs turn them all the way up

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