THESE AMPS ARE MADE TO PUNCH,BUT ONE NIGHT I WAS RIDING AROUND ON MY CELL, AND FORGOT THAT THE AMPS WERE ON WITH THE RADIO TURNED DOWN. THEN AFTER ABOUT 1.5 HRS, SMELLED A BURNING SMELL, SO I DROPPED MY BACK SEAT AND SMOKE WAS COMING HEAVILY FROM THE AMP. IT STIL WORKS , BUT SOMETHING IS FRIED!! SO IS THERE SOMETHING THE I CAN BUY AND FIX MYSELF BY SIMPLY SOLDERING OR SOMETHING.
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Re: REASON FOR LOSS OF POWER
If it still works then all you did was over heat some bias resistors and they probably will weaken and go bad eventually and could cause your outputs to go south also. I would get this puppy into a shop asap unless you wanna lose the amp or a good possiblilty. Good Luck
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The fuse panel is located below and to the left of the steering wheel by the brake pedal. Check the fuses I have indicated in the diagram below as they all are connected to the radio in some way or another.
18 - 7.5 Amp - Lighting Control Module (LCM), Front Radio Control Unit, Cellular Telephone Transceiver, Electronic Day/Night Mirror, Compass Module
24 - 5 Amp Front Radio Control Unit
33 -15 Amp - Front Radio Control Unit, Digital Compact Disk Changer, Cellular Telephone Transceiver.
The power distribution box is located in the engine compartment. Check the #19 - 30 Amp in there as well. This powers the Subwoofer and I suspect the amp as well.
make sure you run your ground and power wires on one side of the car and the rca's on the other, keep them sepparate. if you have all wires running to your amp(rca's/12v power/remote), then you run the chance of either getting interference from the alternator, or if you have a pinched wire(usually by the door step) it may short with your battery wire. Double check your rca's and make sure they're ok and also check for corrosion on your wires.
Don't forget the most inportant one, the remote wire!!!! It tells the amp when to turn on/off. Should be connected to your aftermarket radio amp or power anteanna lead (should be blue). If running a factory radio you can use the radio fuse power to provide a signal to it..
The Remote wire should connect to the remote turn on lead from you radio(most aftermarket radios use a blue and white or a blue wire for the remote turn on). This wire will send a 12v signal to the amp from the radio when the radio is turned on. You can disconnect the remote turn on lead from the amp and jump a wire from the terminal marked battery to the remote turn on terminal just to see if the amp powers up. Do not leave it this way however because your amp will not shut off and your battery will go dead.
Hi Jon, you need to hook the Remote wire up to the Radios Blue remote wire. The car battery power stays on all the time. The blue Remote wire watches to see when the radio turns on, and signal the amp to turn on as well.