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I need help figuring out why I keep blowing 2 fuses. I have the amp running 2 dvc 4hm 10" subs. as soon as i turn key fuses blow! any answers for me?

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If the amp blows fuses only AFTER you send remote turn-on voltage to the amp, the amp probably has blown output transistors. To eliminate other possible causes, read through the following page.

Amp Troubleshooting

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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