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Need help quick.

I just hooked a small system up in my truck and when I engage the key the sub hits non-stop. Remember I'm an idiot at car audio.
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go over the wiring again something is crossed wrong
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all i did was connect the power + ground + ignition wire to the amp everything else was connected, and the RCA's sorry forgot those

what wires would I check?
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Amp turn on wire should go the the amp turn on lead on the head unit.
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that could be a tough one...
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might be a bad ground where'd you ground it too
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the frame
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you went outside the cab to the frame? interesting
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Yea is that bad?
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I used the seat belt bolt.
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I could't get it loose, They used a torque wrench and I have no powertools around.
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i grounded mine to the sit and yes it took a lot of effort for me but i got it
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I just used a socket to get it off.
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You have constant power to an imput somewhere. Either through the RCAs, maybe a short or bare spot in the wire or a crimp, or through the amp, once again a short, or a power wire crossed with a speaker wire. Start by unplugging the RCA cables, and see if it stops.
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I unplugged the RCA's and yes it stopped.
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vola problem solved no more bass...


maybe take the screw driver off top of the amp thats touching two terminals....





lol sorry had to
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then your rca wires bare or crushed
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will regular rca's for your home stuff work so i can test it?
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ya that do thats what i have in mine
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There is the possibility that the pre-amp outputs on the radio are fried. But I hope it's just the wires.
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that what i am thinking to but it might be the wire i am run off the stock radio and pulling it off the back speaker and run it into a crossover and then in to my amp
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k give me about 10 gotta search for some cables
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Heck I'm off a stock 6-disc, LOC by Jensen.
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and if it is not that it might be the out ports on the radio or the the in port on the amp this is my theory
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nice dude
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