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Old 09-21-2005
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system problem...

oookk heres the deal...2 weeks ago a friend helped me put by system together...by helped i mean he did the whole thing lol...i've seen 2 systems been hooked up so now i know what to do and all that...but anyways moving on...everything was going fine and it was sounding good until about last week i was moving the enclosure around and i guessed i tugged on the power wire and it came out of the amp and it sparked a lil bit...i thought no big deal...i put it back in and now the amp wont work! i checked and even replaced all the fuses....my friend hooked my amp up to his speakers and everything was working...i bridged the remote wire to the power and its not working...i also let the power touch metal on the truck and it sparked so i know the power's working...anyone know what it could be?
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when you say the amp wont work do you mean that the subs arent firing, or that the amps indicator lights wont come on? hate to ask the dumb question but are you sure you didnt tug the wires off the subs when you moved the box? what kind of amp is it?
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its a pioneer amp...the indicator lights wont come on and the sub wont hit or nothing...actually the light barely is on and it flickers but the sub wont budge at all!
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did your ground cable come loss???



also check to see if you didnt chafe any of your cables too..

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no the power cable came loose...but i disconnected and then reconnected everything
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what kind of amp is it? are there indictor lights that let you know its on/off? I know the power cable came out, i was just wondering if speaker wires cam out also. is your ground still secure?
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yes...its a pioneer amp and there are indicator lights that let me know its on/off...the problem is the light flickers on and off and its very dim....maybe i need to check the ground connection? dunno if that has anything to do with the power cable comin loose
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well if you pulled the power cable lose you may have loosend (sp) the ground cable also. its the only thing i can think of that would make the light flicker. when you put the power wire to a peice of metal and it sparks it means it getting grounded. If the ground cable is loose then it just keeps shorting with makes the light blink.
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so i may need to go back and check the ground connection then?
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i would try that.. thats the only thing i can really thing of if the amp worked in your friends ride.. check the groud cable at the amp and where it connects the the body.. the only other thing i would look for is a cut it the wire if its put through your firewall or any where else it may come in contact with metal.
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What about a fuse? Is there a fuse in the amp?
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do you have an inline fuse? if so replace it. whjat is happening is that you are not getting enough voltage to the amp. i did this to mine just recently when i reinstalled it after it came back from MEMPHIS. my power wire wasnt disconnected while the amp was out and it arced just enough so there was barely a connection on the fuse so i got a major voltage drop across the fuse. we replaced it and all is good...also if you dont have one...get one....but you could have messed up the power wire. try getting a new wire. hope this helps
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same thing happened to me. I poped the fuse on the power wire and had to replace it. A small box of 25 or 30 amp fuses should cost a few bucks.
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i got it fixed...the ground connection wasnt good...so i'm thumpin now :) thanks for the help guys
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good to hear.. your more then welcome
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