I have a general question..i never paid attention to the light on my amp...when i hooked it up after a couple years, there's a red light on, on the center of the amp in its emblem/lable....and i was wondering is this the power light or the protection mode light? Because a while back my sub shorted due to a crimp from my speaker wire which was cause by my backseats folded down to the trunk area...it shorted out the subbed and i saw the short on the speaker wire as well...i don't know if my amp was shorted out or not, b/c i took everything out and never messed with the amp til now....just wanna see what you would normally look at if you were looking at the amp to see if it's working properly..i opened it up and couldn't find anything wrong. Does the amp have a separate fuse for it?...and one more question, if i was to hook up a sub to my amp to test it out...would it endanger my sub and cause it to short, is that possible? please let me know ---thanks
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Re: power light vs. protect light mode
If the power light on top of the amp is on, the internal power supply is operating.
It is possible that the amp could damage the speaker if it has blown output transistors. Before you connect a speaker to it, you should measure the DC voltage across each pair of speaker terminals. If the DC voltage is more than a fraction of a volt, the amp needs to be repaired.
The amp requires an external fuse. Download the owner's manual from the rockford site.The correct fuse for the amp will be specified in the manual.
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generally an equlizer hooks up to the amp auxilary- if the amp has auxilary at the back.then hook up devices to the equalizer.
hook up red and white wires to equalizer output and the other end to amp aux red and white holes at the back of the amp then turn nob on amp to aux.If you dont have aux then try tape function
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Check a private shop out by asking around and seeing what people that
have used them think. There are only a few manufacturers of heaters,
and Just about every car company outsources them. The reason that the
job is expensive is that nearly the entire dashboard needs to come
apart to remove it. (in my opinion the engineers are morons...old
designs were far more easily serviced except for corvette...one took me
13hrs to do and I swore I'd never do another one!!!) When actually
doing the job, close attention must be paid to all electrical
connections for everything in general and servo "motors" that operate
the heater doors. I've often seen a core replacement result in
ancillary electrical problems if it's not done carefully. In the
financial bind most dealerships find themselves in , most are trying to
"wring" every dollar out of every job...Find a good private shop with a
good reputation and techs that don't double talk or evade your
questions and you should be fine. NO peppy boys or "discount" chain
shops...they just can't do this work.
With the miles you stated, attention needs to be paid to routine
service, with an eye to leaks, noises "odd " things you see and hear.
It appears you are doing this already. Just keep it up.
I do a "look around" every few weeks and coupled with the use of synthetics, get over 350K out of everything I own.