My friend is having a problem with his amp. All grounds and power wires are secured and fuses are fine. When he turns his stereo on the amp does not light up but when i take a wire from the postive terminal and place it the remote. And then when the stereo is turned on the amp will go out almos when the bass hits even when it is barely turned up. the system has worked fine before and this problem jsut started. I have switched recievers and amps and still the same problem. Could it be in the wiring? His new amp also works fine with my system. I'm stumped needless to say. Could it be that the remote wire is shorting out somewhere?
just outa' curiosity, are the gains set high? Check the hot wire off the battery & all wire conns. I found a faulty crimp on my own system on the main power wire. Sounds like it's trying to pull its power(the amp is) through that tiny a$$ remote wire from the hu. That could possibly explain the amp going out as you turn it up. Hope this helps!
I'll re-check all of the conections at the battery again tomorrow. Checked them today though and they seemed to be just fine including the fuses. I hope that is the problem though cause i'm getting pissed that I an;t find the problem lol. Thanks
ok I've had the same problem, turned out theres a remote wire and a romote antena wire on the back of my deck on my pathfinder, so I had it on the wrong remote wire, u gotta put it on the right one. so switch it back and forth if that doesnt work then u can put it on ur antena wire, did that for a while when I didnt know about the 2 remote wires and it worked fine. : ) .
The system worked fine until this problem arised. It's a brand new profile amp and we have also tried a kicker kx250.2 to use while he was getting a new amp shipped to him. That had the same problem. We also exchanged his reciever which is a brand new alpine. Still same problems. We are going to check the power connections today because someone said that the amp may have been trying to get power from the remote wire. He is using 4 guage power and ground wires with an 80 amp fuse at the battery.
There is definatly no power coming from the power wire. I had the power unhooked and place a wire from the remote terminal and in the power terminal and it did the exact same thing. Couldn't get any new power line fuses for the power wire becasue everyone was closed today. Hopefully it is just a bad fuse at the battery somewhere. If anyone else has any ideas let me know. Thanks
Fuses can sometimes look good and be blown out. Its happend to me many of times. For those glass fuses i usually go to autozone and buy there heavy duty brand with the gold tips on the end, they tend to hold better than the normal one withthe silver tips. Also do you have more than one amp pulling on that fuse. If so you might want to upgrade to a higer amperage ANL fuse. Good luck.
Just to be safe, before you put that fuse in, gently pull on the crimps on the wire(s). I helped a friend once,could NOT find the power prob to save our lives. I said screw it, let's start over & rewire every F'n thing. I picked up the power wire from the battery and the terminal fell on the ground.lol.
Problem solved! It was that damn fuse at the battery.lol! But what's kinda funny and sucks at the same time isas soon as we got his system up and running his battery went dead. So much fo him driving to school tomorrow with bass. Hopefully his battery charges over night