20 Most Recent MTX Thunder 81000D Car Audio Amplifier Questions & Answers

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MTX Thunder... • Answered on Mar 06, 2014

There could be two things wrong. make shore ur ground is same size an ur power or ur amp isnt pushing the right watts for ur speakers

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jun 14, 2011

Most likely the ohm load is too low, if you have the subs wired in parallel rewire them in series and see if that resolves the problem. if not then you do not have enough battery power to support the draw that the amplifier pulls. if the vehicles voltage drops below 11.5 volts the amplifier will momentarily shut off, similar to how the lights in your house dim when the a/c cuts on due to the sudden power draw. hope this helps. p.s. if you cant afford another battery right away, lowering the crossover frequency to around 65hz will greatly reduce the amount of current necessary to keep the amp pumping. (in my opinion it sound better that way anyhow.)

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010

Have you checked to make sure your sub is wired correctly to the amplifier?

MTX Thunder... • Answered on May 31, 2010

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MTX Thunder... • Answered on Mar 20, 2010

When installing an amplifier of this size and current draw - the fuse is NOT ON THE AMPLIFIER.

This particular amplifier has a built in thermal shutdown protection only.

If the INLINE fuse is failing... only 2 things that would cause it....

1. Fuse rating too low - The current draw + wire resistance is greater than the fuse allows.

2. There is an immediate ground situation. There may be a screw though the power wire - the wire may be worn where it enters the firewall - or there may be a strand or 2 of wire jumpering from the Power terminal of the amplifier to the chassis (of the amplifier)

The recommended external fuse rating is 150A for this amplifier. Please be sure you are using the proper fuse for the amount of current draw this amplifier requires.

If there is an additional amplifier drawing from this feed - add the fuse rating of that amplifier to the INLINE fuse.

ALSO - be sure your wiring is of the proper gauge. I/0 wire is necessary in this instance - (or 2 runs of 4GA) as it has less resistance to the current. Utilizing an insufficient power wire will also lead to the INLINE fuse blowing.

If you have additional questions or concerns - feel free to ask.

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MTX Thunder... • Answered on Mar 20, 2010

did u check the fuse in ur amp

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Mar 19, 2010

blown fuse?speakers on their way out? check the amp fuses, then the inline power fuse.

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Feb 08, 2010

wire each speaker like this and go to the amp.

Wiring Option #1


MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jan 30, 2010

thunder 81000D not bridgeable,i have two daul voice coils kicker cvr how would i wire them up?

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jan 29, 2010

first of all you should check the minimal impedance your amp handles , if is class d it should handle between 1-2 ohms total impedance in a mono conection , meaning whatever quantity of subs you have hooked to your amplifier,their total impedance should the minimum the amp handles that way all the power from your amplifier will be used.

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jan 23, 2010

you have to send it to mtx. Most repair shops wont touch it. You can call mtx i had the same amp. It cost about 85 bucks plus shipping. the 85 bucks covered return shipping also.go to there web site it has the info for tech support and repair issue there. hope this helps

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Sep 17, 2009

The red light indicates that your amplifier is in protect mode. Amps go into this mode if there is something wrong with the setup of the system to prevent fatal damage to the amplifier circuitry. This is bad thing since the amplifier will not function until the problem is solve and it can remove itself from protection mode.

Amplifiers can go into protect mode for many reasons but one of the most common is incorrect mounting. Is your amp sitting on the metal of your vehicle? Is it bolted down and screwed into the metal of the vehicle or your seat? The amp should never be touching any sort of metal. Only the ground should touching the metal of your vehicle.

Speaking of grounds, many people often neglect proper grounding which can cause an amp to go into protect mode. Do you have a solid ground? Is the wire less than 3 feet long and directly connected to a non-painted metal part of your vehicle? Is the ground wire the same gauge as your power wire?

These are just a few reasons why an amp can go into protect mode. You can find more information here. Or simply google for why your amp is in protect mode.

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Aug 06, 2009

when you do find a replacement use Kapton tape to reduce the heat on the parts use around component and around surrounding area except the place to be soldered

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jul 05, 2009

D198 is a diode. It burns when the amp loses the chassis ground connection and the amp tries to ground through the RCA shield. If the amp is still working, it's better to leave that diode out of the circuit. That's what MTX did on later models.

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jun 05, 2009

Depending on whats wrong with it, bench fees to check it usually start at $45 and then they will tell you parts and labor. without knowing what burned up its hard to quote.

MTX Thunder... • Answered on Jun 04, 2009

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