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    Remote wire to amp keps burning up?

    I was driving to work today and i saw a cloud of smoke come from my amp, i thought oh no i blew it but it was my remote wire that i had run to my fuse box. It melted a big hole in my fuse but didnt blow it, does anybody know what the problem is, this is the secod time it has done this, is it because im using 18 gauge wire or is it because i have wires spliced into it to make it longer? any suggestions?







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    well my remote wire is like super small......it shouldn't be the size, i dont think.....splicing it should not be a problem either, maybe the caseing isn't good enough....dunno




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    chk your wire for a bare spot,especially around the splice area, it may be touchin metal somewhere..



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    Originally posted by i3abyjay25
    chk your wire for a bare spot,especially around the splice area, it may be touchin metal somewhere..
    I've checked everywhere but theres no bare spots, i do have a piece of electrical tape on a bare spot that would lay against metal, do u think that it could go through the tape? When i turn the volume up it tends to get hotter(the wire) and my HU will cut out. Im still not sure what it could be.




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    try a thicker guage wire or try to run it to your HU?



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    is the remote wire ran to your HU or fuse box?? i nnot sure about this, but your HU shouldnt cut off because of your remote wire, if you have your speakers ran to the amp, then you should have no sound, but the HU should be fine...chk the ground wires off of your amp and make sure thei grounded good.. chk the fuses off your amps?



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    Originally posted by i3abyjay25
    is the remote wire ran to your HU or fuse box?? i nnot sure about this, but your HU shouldnt cut off because of your remote wire, if you have your speakers ran to the amp, then you should have no sound, but the HU should be fine...chk the ground wires off of your amp and make sure thei grounded good.. chk the fuses off your amps?

    My HU is connected to my fuse box and then i just connected my remote wire from my amp to where i connected my HU so i have one wire ran to my fuse box. My ground is good on my amp and i think i have an internal fuse on my amp or maybe not one at all, its a rockford 250a2, could this wire melting like it does do any damage to my amp?, thanks for the help




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    Um.. your 'remote' wire should be going from the HU to the amp.. The remote should not be going 'through' anything at all.. straight from the HU to the amp..

    If your HU doesn't have a remote wire on it, you want a 12 volt lead (switched) from some source (either ACC or constant, I'd suggest ACC) to the amp through a switch.. then you just flip your switch to get the amp on..

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    Put the wire on the other side of the fuse.




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    Yeah why isn't your h/u wired to your factory wiring and your remote wire from your h/u to your amp...or use the yellow (on most vehicles) ignition wire...



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