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My amp still gets power but it wont turn on. i hook it up and it gives me a small spark but then the wires begin to get hot. it was working fine the other day and now idk whats up

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The remote cable may be grounded. Check the power wires and you should have a fuse near the battery so make sure its not blown. Also check for blown fuses on the amp.

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