What color is the amp turn on wire?
This blue wire (typically with a white stripe), may be even more important to understand than your standard power and ground wires because if it isn’t installed correctly, your amplifier will not turn on even if it has good power and ground connections OR it may constantly draw power and drain your battery over night.
Do you need a remote wire for an amp?
If you want to turn on a car amp without a remote wire you can bypass it. This wire is used to provide the amplifier a signal when to power on and off. When you switch on your stereo, it will send voltage down to tell it to wake up. For testing purposes you can turn on any car amp without a remote wire.
What is a power antenna wire?
A power antenna is an electrically motorized automotive radio antenna that raises and lowers either manually with a dash-mounted switch or automatically by turning the radio on or off. But most cars had a separate control that often was not even located near the car radio.
How do I know if my amp remote wire is bad?
If you have a DMM, measure the remote wire to see if there’s any voltage. If you see 12v, then it’s fine. If you see zero, then it’s damaged.
How do you know if you blew your amp?
How do you Figure Out that your Car Amplifier is not Working Properly?
- There is a noticeable distortion in the sound.
- There is no sound even if you have already turned on your audio system.
- Your stereo system starts making bizarre sounds such as farting sounds.
How do you tell if your amp is fried?
Signs of a Blown Out Car Amp
- There is no sound though you have already turned on the audio system.
- There is a noticeable sound distortion.
- The stereo system would begin making bizarre sounds like a farting sound.
Why is my amp in protect mode?
Some amps go into protect mode if they get too hot, which can prevent a permanent failure. The common cause of overheating is a lack of airflow. If the amp is located underneath the seats, or in another confined space, that may cause it to overheat.
How do I know if my amp fuse is blown?
Remove the fuse from its holder. In some cases you may need a small screwdriver to unscrew the fuse holder cap. Look at the fuse wire. If there is a visible gap in the wire or a dark or metallic smear inside the glass then the fuse is blown and needs to be replaced.
Can you fix a blown amp?
You cannot fix a blown amp unless you have some training in electronics.
Why is my amp on but Subs not working?
Check Your Wiring Wiring is one of the issues that will make your car subwoofers to fail even when AMP has power. The subwoofers are connected to speaker wires and power sources. This wiring is mostly found underneath the dashboard. And if there is a problem with the wiring, then the subwoofer won’t work.
Why did my amp stop working?
If the remote turn-on wire doesn’t have power, your amp won’t turn on. If the remote and power wires both check out okay, the next thing to look for is continuity on the ground wire. If the ground connection is poor, or it isn’t connected at all, the amp may fail to turn on or not work very well.
Why does my car amp get so hot?
What are the problems when an amplifier gets too hot? There are several different reasons that an amplifier will get hot and shut down. Four of the most common are: Blown/grounded speaker(s), poor power and/or ground connections, too low an impedance (load), or Gain/Punch Bass control settings too high.
Is it bad if your amp gets hot?
You will be fine. Amps could run up to 85*C which is hot as hell!
How hot is too hot for an amplifier?
An amplifier is considered too hot if its temperature is above 160F (or 71.111°C). At this point, most amplifier’s thermal protection relay will trip and shut the amp off.