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Dead Amp Please help

Old 05-02-2006, 02:45 AM
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Dead Amp Please help

Ok so for the past few months I have been having a little issue with my Kicker KX600.1 amp. A few months ago I noticed that the amp would click off after a a few minutes of use, then it would turn back on and be fine a few weeks, then it would do it again. So I figured that maybe the setting were set to high, so I adjusted them, but still the samething. My next thought was maybe it is over heating because it is summer, so I put a fan on it , and still nothing. Well flash forward to yesterday morning. I get in my car start driving, amp is fine, then out of the clear blue my sub stops working. I figured it would come back on in a few seconds, but to my surprise it didnt turn back on at all.

I get home to see if maybe there is a loose wire somewhere, but nothing still dead . Next I unplug the sub and remote wire to see if maybe the wires were bad, nothing, but I did notice something odd. On the side of the amp there is 2 LEDS one green and one red that light up when the amp is hooked up, on, and powered properly. I noticed that if I unhook the sub and hook the remote wire up, the Red LED lights up faintly then goes out. I have no clue what could have happened. Today Im going to take it all apart to check all my wires and test the amp, but before I do that I was wondering if anyone could chime in and help me out with what could possibly be wrong? Oh this amp was made in 2002 and has a12" Eclipse 8122DVC Aluminum hooked up to it and has 0 gauge wire. I already checked all the fuses on the amp and the main lead fuse and they are fine.


I tested all the voltage from the battery and I keep getting 14.4 volts everytime. Now I also have a brand new Battery as well. Im not sure what could be the issue with this. One day its fine the next it craps out. Please someone help


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Old 05-02-2006, 07:07 PM
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Ok I just triple checked all my connection and retested everything. With the wires unhooked from the amp, Im getting 14.4 and 14.2 volts on my meter, when I hooked the power, ground, and remote wire into the amp and test the screws where they connect to, I couldnt get a staight reading all it did is jump around. Then I REDID my grounding line. It is only 10" long and I sanded the paint off of the location until it was shinny metal. I also tested the remote wire and I get 11.97+ volts when hooked up to the amp. Now I have the sub wired for 2 ohm and when I tested the speaker out put WITHOUT the sub on it, my meter read 2 ohms. So I'm not sure what else I can do. I just think it is strange that one day it shuts off and wont turn back on. I have had this amp for 3 years total so I know there is no warranty on it and Kicker wants over $100 just to look at it plus shipping. So I hope someone out there has had this problem with this amp or a similar Class D amp and is willing to help me out here. Thanks for the help so far, please keep it coming. Oh Im have some electrical experience in solding and what not, so Im not to affraid to so things like that if need be
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