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    Icon32 Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    Alright here is my current set up:




    Everything, to my knowledge, is set up correctly, but it looks as if the amps are getting no power. Neither of the power lights on the amps are turning on, and the protection lights aren't going on either.

    Nothing works, is basically what happens. The HU powers up and works correctly, however.

    I got out my DMM, and checked voltages, and there is appr 12.7v at every single point along the power wire, at the amps, at the distro, checked all grounds and everything with the voltage setting on my DMM... i don't know if that means it works or not, apparently not.


    The specifics of my set-up are in my sig...


    Any help is greatly appreciated.



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    The remote on lead? you have made no mention of checking that.




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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    Quote Originally Posted by jsloan10
    The remote on lead? you have made no mention of checking that.
    no idea what you're talking about



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    ya, check to make sure the remote is getting power as well
    EDIT (since im slow): the remote is the wire from your HU that basically tells everything to turn on



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    mmm yea

    remote wire


    mm.






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    LOL, figure that out and get back to us



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    lol dude!

    on the back of your head unit - there is a wire that is blue with a white stripe (sometimes its just blue)

    get your DMM, and test it againts a ground. if the CD player is off (car is on) and it says 12.x volts, thats good. if the car is on and the cdplayer is off, and it reads 0.0 volts, thats good.

    when the CD plyer is on, it shoudl read 12.x volts - when the cd plyer is off - it should read 0.0 volts.

    you need to wire this to the back of your car, and daisy chain it to your REM (remote) terminal.

    you got your RCA's hooked in too right?




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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    you talking about a power antenna or something req?
    the remote line should have power whenever the HU is on but no power whenever it's off



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    lol dude!

    on the back of your head unit - there is a wire that is blue with a white stripe (sometimes its just blue)

    get your DMM, and test it againts a ground. if the CD player is off (car is on) and it says 12.x volts, thats good. if the car is on and the cdplayer is off, and it reads 0.0 volts, thats good.

    when the CD plyer is on, it shoudl read 12.x volts - when the cd plyer is off - it should read 0.0 volts.

    you need to wire this to the back of your car, and daisy chain it to your REM (remote) terminal.

    you got your RCA's hooked in too right?

    thanks alot req/acid, i dont know how i completely overlooked the remote wire...

    i'm just going to take a longer strand of my speaker wire, split it and use that for the REM wire... that should work right?



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    God 204, you are a n00b...




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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    Quote Originally Posted by cjjackson85
    God 204, you are a n00b...
    EDIT: your mother.



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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    CJ.. you're funny .

    BTW- the speaker wire will work fine.




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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    I highly encourage you to use 1/0 wire as a remote wire...




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    Re: Wired everything up for my system active... doesn't work???

    Quote Originally Posted by cjjackson85
    I highly encourage you to use 1/0 wire as a remote wire...
    thanks for the tip



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