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Cant get the red led light green again

Over christmas break i wired an amp with one sub in my car, worked great for the month i was home. I went back to school in january without my car and came back 3 months later and the subs dont work. The led light is red, I've checked preamp issues, (fuses, pinched wires, ground), even switched the fuses even though they were fine and still have the same problem. Im hopin its not an internal issue with the amp so hopefully someone can help

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  • Trevor McCool Mar 11, 2007

    oh yeah and its a pioneer gm-x252



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Disconnect all input and output cables and check. If the light stays red, it suggests an internal error. If not, proceed by first connecting the Sub wires and checking, then the input RCA's and checking. Remember to switch off the system before connecting/disconnecting, I suggest also removing fuses during this process.

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