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    amplifier woopsies?

    I was switching my amp between cars last night and i ran into a problem. I was hooking it up in the vette, with the car off, and the amp turned on when i connected the power. Normally when the car is off the amp's off right? I connected everything back up, and there was a small spark connecting the ground to the amp. Well everything hooked up, and the sub doesnt work. Could I have blown one of the fuses in the car? I seriously doubt it's the amp itself cuz it was working earlier that day.

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    Pull the power wires off the amp and check the voltages. Check positive to negative and the remote line to negative. If the power is there then you have a problem with the amp,sub,or the wires in between the amp and sub.

    I put an amp into a buddys car the other day and he didn't tell me he was messing around with the sub.... but long story short he pulled a wire off of the sub inside of the box. So i just went through around an hour of trouble shooting.
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    You probably just need to replace the fuse on the power line go to the Amp.

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    u mean the fuse from the battery? the BIG one?

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    Yes ,and if the Amp has fuses directly on it check them to.

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    I checked for a fuse on the amp and there is none. I got the amp back in 2003, and its a rockford fosgate amp. I put it in the trans am, and it worked fine. I know everything's hooked up right in the vette, so I guess the next step is to check the sub? I couldnt imagine it being blown...or at least i hope not. if everything's hooked up right, where can i check?

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    Check the fuse for the power wire from the battery to the amp. make sure the remote wire is connected correctly to the amp. and not shorted out somehwere. make sure the fuse to the radio itself didnt short being as you arked the wires.

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    ok. but if the fuse in the radio went out, wouldnt that mean the radio wouldnt work? or the amp wouldnt turn on? the radio works, and the amp turns on

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    Do you have a different speaker to hook up to the amp? If so just try any speaker and see if you get sound.

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    yea thats what im gonna do tonight, is hook up the other sub. ill keep ya's posted

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    well i think i blew the amp. It was a rockford fosgate 900w amp...i tried hooking up the amp in the t/a and it wouldnt even turn on. I know the wiring is right in the car. I was a dumbass and didnt disconnect the battery in the car. The positive wire hit the amp once, followed by "SHiiiiit!", and the thing wont even turn on. Soooo .. I dont even know where to get a cheap but good amp for 1 12" sub

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    its a punch 301s. 900w...could there be a fuse in it i blew?

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    Hopefully, that would be an easy fix. Otherwise your SOL.

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    If you think its already gone why not open it up and see if there is a fuse hiding inside that you cant see.

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