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Protection light on Kicker ZX700.5

I have a Kicker ZX700.5 amp that I just bought. The protection light will not go off. I have tried it on different speakers and cars to see if that was the problem. It was not. Please help. How can I get the light to go out?

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  • caishaga May 11, 2008

    Basic hook up, ground wire, remote wire, and power wire all the right gauge sizes. Without any speakers hooked up or aux wires plugged in amp comes on in the protection mode and will not come out.

  • jeffison Mar 14, 2009

    Kicker 700.5 protection light is coming on and staying on. Was working fine until yesterday. Any ideas?

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Considering you just bought it, the amplifier itself is probably not the issue. Small chance it is, but we'll go with that a last resort. Have you hooked it up without any speakers connected? Does the light still come on? Describe all the connections you have made to amp (what came from where, and what terminals it is connected to.)

Posted on May 11, 2008

  • dmai73 Nov 11, 2010

    I bought mine used and everything worked just fine for about a month, then the protection light went one day. After thinking it was a bad unit because I bought it used, I almost gave up on it. I decided to give one last attempt to fix it cuz a replacement 5 channel costs too much for me.

    I removed EVERYTHING that is connected to the amp, including the 1 farad cap. When I got to the ground wire, I saw that it was kinda loose. I decided to replace ALL my power and ground wires (4 gauge) and it worked just fine after that. I think it was my ground wire that was bad in my case. I made sure the ground is secure and making clean contact this time.

    The light DOES come on green without any RCA or speaker wires hooked up. You should be able to figure out if it's a bad amp or not by making all your power cables tight and clean. Don't leave any "whiskers" exposed. This amp seems to be very good about protecting itself from a short and overload. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: my protection light won't shut off on my kicker kx300.4 car amp

ground loose or unsecure...bare wires touching?

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