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No power to amp

Just bought the Pioneer GM-7300M. Have all power connections hooked up...receiving power from battery and remote...amp will not power on. Was testing the connections and when I unhooked the rmote turn on and touched it back to the hookup the power light flashed on. Any ideas?

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Are you sure it has the full voltage going to both BATT and REM? sounds like the REM signal is weak.

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