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Old 12-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #1
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Need Help ASAP! please

ok i have a 2011 Camaro 2SS hurst Equipped 6-speed.. ima do it myself kinda guy because i am a certified ASE mechanic.. but i have an electical problem here. i have a 12inch kicker comp in my trunk and last week it was working great and this week nothing... all my fuses are good amp turns on..ive checked connections and everything. i cant figure it out please some assistance would be more than apperciated. if you have any qeustions about anything fill free to ask..
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
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try connecting your ipod or a portable cd player to the amp and see if you have sound that way. This will tell you if it is a amp issue, or source issue.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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the speaker wire from the amp is not disconnected is it?

Disconnect the amp from the sub, then connect a 9 volt battery to the sub. If the sub is working you will see it move and thump a little bit when you connect the 9 volt. Maybe the speaker wire fell off from inside the enclosure.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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okie ill try that.. i triple checked the connections i pulled the sub out of the box and checked all that it was good...the amp is brand new just bought it..you think the sub could be fried!
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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There are so many variables in this case. Check your ground. That's where I would start. Too often, care is not given to the ground installation and it is as important as the power line. I wish you were closer because it's hard to help this way
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #6
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ok so your saying i have a bad ground to the amp or to the LOC.... if it was a bad ground to the amp how come the amp still turns on? sorry im just frustrated!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:51 PM   #7
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If the amp comes on it's not a bad ground to the amp. Do the 9 volt battery like advised, or grab a multimeter and check the sub that way. Depending on the sub, you're probably looking for about 4 ohm. If it's O.L, it might be the wires inside the box, or your sub is fried. If it reads 0 ohm, your sub is definitely fried. Not very many times I've seen a shorted sub though...
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:09 PM   #8
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The LOC is rarely grounded in my experiences. If the amp has ground in any way then the amp can turn on. Not all will but many. Some amps will ground just by being mounted to the metal of the car. I've even seen some cheap amps pull ground from the RCA cables. Didn't work very effiecently but turned on, none the less lol. Your ground should be at least the same size as the power and generally no more than 12-18 inches long. Make sure the connection is secure to metal, making sure to scrape away paint and a star washer is a good idea.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:54 AM   #9
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the odd thing is it has been working great then all of a sudden stopped.. no fuses popped no lose wires the only thing i havent replaced is rca's
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the odd thing is it has been working great then all of a sudden stopped.. no fuses popped no lose wires the only thing i havent replaced is rca's
Did you try the 9-volt battery test, or try connecting a portable audio source to the amp via RCAs?

we are trying to help....
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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yes i tried the 9-volt test and the sub thumped.... but havent done the rca one yet ill try that and get back to you...any more suggestions would be appreciated......thanks!
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