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I have 12 volts constant on my power wire coming from my battery but when I connect the p.cont. wire to the amp the voltage drops out. The green indicator light comes on for a split second then fades away as the voltage drops out. How do I fix this?

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Your P.cont is not hooked up to a correct power source... Make sure that you dont have it possibly hooked up to the power antenna wire by mistake. The p. cont. (remote turn on) should always send constant power one the key is turn on in the vehicle.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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  • greglm6914 Mar 18, 2011

    My p. Cont wire is connected correctly and reads 12 volts when the key is turned on but when it is connected to the amp it makes the voltage drop out. Where am I going wrong?

  • greglm6914 Mar 18, 2011

    My p. Cont wire is connected correctly and reads 12 volts when the key is turned on but when it is connected to the amp it makes the voltage drop out. Where am I going wrong?

  • greglm6914 Mar 19, 2011

    My remote wire and power wire read 12 volts but when I connect them to my amp the voltage drops out. I have the ground connected to the negative post on my battery. What's making the voltage drop out? Is it the ground and if so.. where do I ground it without cutting my carpet?

  • Alex Mar 20, 2011

    IF this is in the trunk try grounding it to the strut tower brackets

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