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12-06-2012 09:26 PM

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12-06-2012 09:13 PM
gurkpimpin My wire is the the same thickness as a speaker wire did you connect to a existing fuse or into a new fuse..

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12-05-2012 06:22 AM
SvviftSVT Tried different fuses, can't use the radio fuse since it's always hot.

I'm almost convinced it's the power wire. There it's a voltage spike once the car is running
12-04-2012 11:48 PM
gurkpimpin Or try running it off the radio fuse

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12-04-2012 11:47 PM
gurkpimpin Try it running off a different fuse and did you tie it into a fuse

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12-04-2012 07:12 AM
SvviftSVT after doing more research... i think the power wire is too small, so we are going to get some 4ga (or 8ga since its a smaller amp/sub combo) and start with that.
it plays and hits hard with the key in the acc position, just not once the car is started.
also going to try to get the loc box at the end of the week.

the amp is weird though (to me at least).. there is no external vents for it. i know its not unheard of, but all my amps have vents. lol

it has to do with the amp getting the signal from the radio..
we started the car with the radio off, the amp turned on and was good... once we turned the radio on, it put the amp back in protect mode.

and on ACC, the capacitor reads right around 12-12.5 but when the car is running its up to 14, sometimes 16
12-04-2012 06:50 AM
02fordsvt Is the amp known to be a good? That's really the only idea I have unless the amp is getting a power surge on start up.

One thing you could try is to unhook the remote wire, start the car, and put the remote wire back in and see if the amp will run. That way the amp is not on when the car is being started. Just a somewhat random idea but it may be worth a shot.
12-03-2012 09:21 PM
SvviftSVT We have checked all wiring and tried the rca tap method.

This is really pissing me off
12-03-2012 09:20 PM
SvviftSVT Ok. So we got it all wired up. It plays perfectly... Until we start the car, then it goes protect mode.
I'm at a loss.
12-03-2012 12:02 PM
SvviftSVT ^^yeah i had sent that to him...
he's trying to find it locally to get it done today.

I will be the installer. lol
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