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Amp goes into protect mode when i hook up RCAs
New memberUsername: Gunit334
Post Number: 2 Registered: Aug-06
Please I hope theres someone out there with sum advice on this. I need help when ever i hook up my rcas the protect light comes on n the amp is just turned on i can unhook them n the light goes off. if i touch one of the rcas to metal on the truck it comes on as well so its grounding out but wut can i do about it?
Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 04:53 GMT
Bronze MemberUsername: Riskyb
Post Number: 35 Registered: Feb-06
You could get a cd player or ipod and hook it up to the RCA in on the amplifier to make sure it is in fact a problem with the wires or headunit and not the amp itself.
Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 05:33 GMT If that doesnt work it could be the wires, just try some new wires. If none of the above works its probably your headunit.
Gold MemberUsername: Illuminator
Post Number: 3838 Registered: Apr-05
Definitely a grounding problem. Each time you ground out the amp through the head unit, you're risking blowing out the RCA's on the head unit.
Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 05:37 GMT Where do you have your amp grounded? Is the connection clean, free of rust, and touching bare metal (not painted metal)?