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Amp Problems I'm asking this question for my boyfriend, so I hope i explain it well. Basically somehow the positive that runs from the amp to the battery somehow got loose and came off the battery and touched the negative side of the battery. My boyfriend believes he has blown his entire amp. The hifonics light no longer comes up and he says the power light isn't on neither. Is there someway we can check whether the system is blown, or if the amp possibly went into protection mode or SOMETHING. Thanks

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He needs to confirm that he has both B+ and remote turn-on voltage at the amp.

With your multimeter set to DC volts, the black meter lead on the ground terminal of the amp (not on the point where the ground wire connected to the vehicle) and the head unit on (so the amp will have remote voltage applied), touch the red lead alternately to the B+ and remote terminals of the amp. If the voltage is below ~11 volts, you need to check the wiring feeding whichever line is too low.

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