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Amp install i just installed an amplifier in my vehicle and only one speaker is working what could possibly be wrong with it?

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Check cables that not working maybe it is not connected or there is an cut in wire change it with new one.

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Goes straight to protect mode, detached speakers, still same problem


HI, if the unit is in protect mode then there may be the possibility that the speaker wires may have a short circuit in them or that the amplifier section may be damaged....you can remove the radio from it's sleeve and check the wiring behind the unit...this also would have to be done to see the model number and serial number...it should be on either the top or bottom of the unit...the speaker wires for this unit are the white, gray, green, and violet...each with another of the same color but has a black stripe in it...the black stripe is the negative side of the speaker wire....you can disconnect these wires, then turn on the unit to see if it comes out of protect mode...if it does, then there is either a bad wire somewhere in the car or a bad speaker...if the unit stays in the protect mode, then you will have to take the unit in for repair, as this indicates a circuit failure

One of the more confusing car stereo problems can be when an amplifier goes into protection mode. One minute it's working and the next minute it's not, usually with the green power LED on the amp turning to red or orange. Here's a brief troubleshooting method that will hopefully help you if your amplifiers ever go into protection.

1. Try to determine the cause. Amplifiers can go into protection mode for several reasons. Knowing what happened before it quit working can help determine how to fix it. Did the amp malfunction as soon as it was turned on? Did it happen after blasting for hours (may be thermal overload and it needs to cool)? Did it cut out after you hit a bump (a wire connection may have come loose)?

2. Tear it down. Get the amp down to it's most basic state. Remove all of the speaker wiring and RCA wiring and leave only the power, ground and remote leads connected. If you still have a problem in this state then either your amp is defective or you may have an installation problem such as the amplifier touching metal.

Remember that an amplifier should only be connected to the vehicle through the power and ground terminals. Mounting the amplifier to the metal of the vehicle, including putting the mounting screws into metal, can cause problems for your amplifier. Always mount the amplifier to a non-conductive surface. An easy way to accomplish this is to mount the amplifier to a wood board and then mount the board to the vehicle. Don't let the amp touch the screws used to moun the wood board and don't use screws so long to mount the amp that they go through the board and touch the vehicle.

3. If the amp is OK in this torn down state start reconnecting wires until you find what causes the problem. Add the RCA cables first. Then add the speaker wires one at a time. If the speaker wires cause the problem then they are probably touching metal. Check to make sure that a speaker wire isn't being pinched somewhere between the amp and the speaker. Also check that the speaker wire or speaker terminals aren't touching the vehicle metal near the speaker opening. Rear decks and door panels can easily touch unprotected speaker terminals if not properly installed.

If you believe your amplifier is defective contact the manufacturer first. Many have flat repair rates that are very affordable and cover parts and labor as well as return shipping. However local repair shops may be cheaper if it is just a small repair. Compare the manufacturer's repair rate to that of a local shop. If you don't know the reputation of the local shop it may be better to send it to the manufacturer who will have working knowledge of the amp and parts readily available.

Hope it helps..

Aug 10, 2011 | Sony STR-DE698 Receiver

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I have an 02 ford explorer, the previous owner had a custom sound system installed. He took allof trhe custom speakers and amps out but left the stereo in,but it does'nt play. the stereo work ands powers...


sounds the like the vehicle had an oem amplifier that was removed, most after market stereo installers will trace the speakers wires individually by continuity to by pass the factory amplifier and wire the new head unit to the vehicles speakers, if the harness has been spliced or factory amp removed, you will need to check if the amplifier still exists (usually under passenger rear seat sometimes located in trunk area) and see if the harness has been bypassed. if so you will have to reconnect the harness by color code in order to use the factory head unit

Feb 18, 2011 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

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My amp turns on but when i turn volume up it starts to thermal protect


Unless there is something wrong with the amplifier, there must be a shorted connection. Try doing the same with no speakers plugged in and see if the protection breaker trips. If it does not, then one of your speaker cables is shorted. Try installing the cables one by one, and test it, to see which one is at fault. Another remote possibility, is that one of the speakers is blown, or has a load lower than what the amp will accept.

Aug 02, 2010 | Phoenix Gold ZX600ti Car Audio Amplifier

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I have an mtx amplifier. it worked for a while then it just cut out, still turns on, no blown fuses, no smoke or funny smell, speakers work. what could be wrong with it


Looking at alot of the unsolved FixYa problems - I can see alot of "My amplifier is going into protect mode - How do I fix it?"

There is no catch all or simple answer. Troubleshooting2.gif steps must be taken to determine what is causing the problem.

It is one of 3 things....

1. Impedence under rated value or Thermal Protection.
2. Short to ground in wiring.
3. Internal Component Failure.


One of the more confusing things with a car stereo can be when the amplifier goes into protection mode. One minute it's working and the next minute it's not. Here's a brief troubleshooting method that will hopefully help you if your amplifiers ever go into protection.

1. Try to determine the cause. Amps2.gif can go into protection mode for several reasons. Knowing what happened before it cut out can help determine how to fix it.
Did the amp not work as soon as it was turned on?
Did it happen after blasting for hours (may be thermal overload and it needs to cool)?
Did it cut out after you hit a bump (a wire connection may have come loose)?

2. Tear it down. Get the amp down to it's most basic state. Remove all of the speaker wiring and RCA wiring and leave only the power, ground and remote leads connected. If you still have a problem in this state then either your amp is defective or you may have an installation problem such as the amp touching metal.

Remember that an amplifier2.gif should only be connected to the vehicle through the power and ground terminals. Mounting the amplifier to the metal of the vehicle, including putting the mounting screws into metal, can cause problems for your amplifier.

Always mount the amplifier to a non-conductive surface. An easy way to accomplish this is to mount the amplifier to a wood board and then mount the board to the vehicle.

3. If the amp is OK in this torn down state keep adding the other wires back on until you find what causes the problem.
Add the RCA cables first.
Then add the speaker wires one at a time.
If the speaker wires cause the problem then they are probably touching metal or have a blown voicecoil.
Check to make sure that a speaker wire isn't being pinched somewhere between the amp and the speaker.
Also check that the speaker wire or speaker terminals aren't touching the vehicle metal near the speaker opening.
Rear decks and door panels can easily touch unprotected speaker terminals if not properly installed.

If the problem starts occuring when you connect the subwoofer wires to the amplifier you may have your subwoofers wired at too low an impedence. First check the spec's on your amplifier to make sure what kind of loads it is stable under. Then check the wiring configuration to make sure that your load is not too low:

If you believe your amplifier is defective contact the manufacturer first. Many have flat repair rates that are very affordable and cover parts and labor.

However local repair shops may be cheaper if it is just a small repair.

Compare the manufacturer's repair rate to that of a local shop. If you don't know the reputation of the local shop it may be better to send it to the manufacturer who will have working knowledge of the amp and parts readily available.

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Oct 13, 2009 | MTX Thunder 801D Car Audio Amplifier

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Hi I have an audiobahn amp a18001dq that wont output sound but powers up. any ideas?


One of the more confusing things with a car stereo can be when the amplifier goes into protection mode. One minute it's working and the next minute it's not. Here's a brief troubleshooting method that will hopefully help you if your amplifiers ever go into protection.

1. Try to determine the cause. Amp's can go into protection mode for several reasons. Knowing what happened before it cut out can help determine how to fix it. Did the amp not work as soon as it was turned on? Did it happen after blasting for hours (may be thermal overload and it needs to cool)? Did it cut out after you hit a bump (a wire connection may have come loose)?

2. Tear it down. Get the amp down to it's most basic state. Remove all of the speaker wiring and RCA wiring and leave only the power, ground and remote leads connected. If you still have a problem in this state then either your amp is defective or you may have an installation problem such as the amp touching metal.

Remember that an amplifier should only be connected to the vehicle through the power and ground terminals. Mounting the amplifier to the metal of the vehicle, including putting the mounting screws into metal, can cause problems for your amplifier. Always mount the amplifier to a non-conductive surface. An easy way to accomplish this is to mount the amplifier to a wood board and then mount the board to the vehicle.

3. If the amp is OK in this torn down state keep adding the other wires back on until you find what causes the problem. Add the RCA cables first. Then add the speaker wires one at a time. If the speaker wires cause the problem then they are probably touching metal. Check to make sure that a speaker wire isn't being pinched somewhere between the amp and the speaker. Also check that the speaker wire or speaker terminals aren't touching the vehicle metal near the speaker opening. Rear decks and door panels can easily touch unprotected speaker terminals if not properly installed.

If the problem starts occuring when you connect the subwoofer wires to the amplifier you may have your subwoofers wired at too low an impedence. First check the specs on your amplifier to make sure what kind of loads it is stable under. Then go here and check the wiring configuration to make sure that your load is not too low:

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/rftech/wiringwizard.asp


If you believe your amplifier is defective contact the manufacturer first. Many have flat repair rates that are very affordable and cover parts and labor. However local repair shops may be cheaper if it is just a small repair. Compare the manufacturer's repair rate to that of a local shop. If you don't know the reputation of the local shop it may be better to send it to the manufacturer who will have working knowledge of the amp and parts readily available.

Jan 05, 2009 | AudioBahn A12001DQ Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp Power light will not go on. Protection light is lit- Thump sound in speakers


It probably has shorted output transistors. To eliminate other possible causes, read through the following page.

Amplifier in Protect Mode - Troubleshooting

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Oct 31, 2008 | Visonik Dual Bass Box with Amplifier Car...

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THUNDER 5601 WHEN VEHICLE TURNED ON, SUBS BOOM, THEN WORKS OK. ALSO WHEN RADIO TURNED OFF


If the amp produces no boom with no signal input cables connected, I'd suggest using an LOC.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Sep 30, 2008 | MTX Thunder 3401 Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp works fine, no sound thorughout vehicle...


I can think of ten things, nine of them are a bad amp.
Check with your installer, Take your checkbook.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
Regards, Paul

Jun 12, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-7202 Car Audio Amplifier

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Car amp


Sounds like the amps protect circuit is working, check speaker leads for shorts to ground, or the voice coil maybe shorting out in a speaker .
Check with Ohmmeter or a installer.
Sumthin

Jun 09, 2008 | Scosche Industries Scosche High...

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Hooking up a new 8" woofer speaker to my amplifier


If I'm reading the amp manual right, you should be able to connect the amp in 3 channel mode. To do this:
  • Connect both left door speakers in parallel to Ch A Left.
  • Connect both right door speakers in parallel to Ch A Right.
  • Bridge Ch B and connect it to the new 8" sub.
  • Set the Ch A LPF/HPF to HPF.
  • Set the Ch B LPF/HPF to LPF.
This should allow you to run all 4 door speakers and the sub from the amp. It will also automatically route non-bass to the door speakers and "only bass" to the sub.

Mar 22, 2008 | Pioneer GM-6300F Car Audio Amplifier

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