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Remote wire The amps stay on when I turn the car off and also they cut off when I unplug them from the remote wire

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You have the REMOTE wire hooked to a constant +12V source. The remote wire is supposed to correspond to the ACCY wire to the vehicle, usually through an aftermarket Audio DECK. If it is reaming on when turning the key OFF the wire you currently have it spliced to is a CONSTANT +12V , which is connected directly to the battery. If you do not have a aftermarket Deck, hook the remote wire to the ACCY wire conecting to the factory radio.

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500W x 1 @ 2ohm

How did you "switch the sub from 2ohms to 4 ohms"?

If you have the swr-1222d as listed, your only options are wiring 1 or 4 ohm, as it is a dual 2 ohm voicecoil.

If it was wired @ 1 ohm - you may have already done the damage to your amplifier - as it is not rated @ 1ohm mono.

There are 3 reasons the amplifier will go into protect mode while playing...
Thermal - overheating due to too low impedence.
Ground Loop/Short Circuit - Blown voicecoil, bad amplifier ground, tinsel slap, etc.
Overload - Impedence not within specs.

Disconnect every wire (including RCAs) from the amplifier. Reconnect only power and ground - make a short wire to loop from power terminal to remote terminal.

If the amplifier stays on without turning off - remove the jumper, add the remote wire, and try again.

If it turns off - the problem is internal and needs repair.

Still on? plug in 1 rca, and re-try.... then the other.

Still going??

Now use an Ohm Meter - or Digital multimeter set to ohms 20, and check both voicecoils. They should read 2ohms +/- .5ohm.

If they are OK, wire up the 4ohm load (series the voicecoils) and turn the gain on the amplifier to 1/2.

Retry -

If the amplifier continues to fail at higher volumes - the thermal protection relay has become weakened because of your improper wiring, and will need to be repaired to solve your issue.

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You are correct!

If you have a volt meter or a test light you can use it to see if you have some voltage on the remote terminal on the amp.

If you do not have either of those items, just disconnect the remote wire and see if the light goes out.

If the light goes out, you have voltage coming from your radio that is keeping the amp turned on, that is normally a problem with the radio. The remote output of the radio may have a shorted transistor in the circuit.

If the light stays on, you have a problem with the amp. It is rare to have an internal electrical problem with an amplifier and the amp still works normal. That is not to say it can not happen, there may be a component that is shorted in the turn-on circuit of the amp that is isolated to the turn on cicuit only, and it keeps the amp on all the time.

This will become a big problem soon if not repaired. If the amp is staying turned on even when the car is off you will drain your car battery rather quickly. Most amplifiers will draw between 1 amp and 2 amps of current with no signal applied, this is called the idle current.

Find out which unit is causing your problem and take it to be repaired, it is most likely an electrical problem that will need good electrical troubleshooting skills to locate.

If you need any more help with this feel free to ask, with the model number of the unit at fault I can even find you some likely suspects to be checked.

Don't forget to give me a "FixYa" if this information turns out to be helpful.

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