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Plz Help - unknow problem

I've had the amp for a lil over a year now n had it hooked up to two 10" subs. I just got 2 12" subs but when i turn on the car the speakers make a pop sound and the lil red triangle lights up for a couple of seconds then turns off. The fan on the amp still blows but there's no light n the subs aren't working. When i was taking the amp off the old speaker box the power cable came undone and when i went to screw it back in, it hit the side of the amp a couple of times n just made a lil spark, nothing major at all. Stupid me forgot to unplug it from the battery DOH. figured my car was turned off soo i'll just screw it back in. But i didn't think the cable taping the outside of the amp would effect it. I checked the fuse in the amp and in the cable n they look fine.

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Sounds like a short circut protection on the amp kicking in. It sences the power going to the drivers and cuts itself out before damage is inflicted on the subs.

Posted on Mar 25, 2007

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