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    Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    I have a Pioneer head unit and Clarion eq wired to the same positive wire and the same ground wire. I had recently installed an old Kenwood 2-channel amp to power 2 12'' Jensen Power subs. I wired the positive wire to the + battery and I grounded the amp to the chasis in my trunk. I also used the same turn on lead as the eq. I used the RCA cables from the eq to the amp.
    Now my problem is that when I turn the car on, the amp goes into protect mode after about 5 seconds of being on. I remember that I accidentally pushed the amp when putting the subs in, it knocked the ground wire loose and made a HUGE spark against the positive wire. Since that happened the headunit or eq will not turn on at all.
    I checked the fuses and they are fine and I smelt no burning or electrical fire at all. Can somebody please help!?







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    Re: Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    try turnin on the amp with the speakers and rca's off of it to see if the problems your wiring or your amp




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    Re: Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    did you check the fuses under the dash, i bet one is fried.also the amp maybe toast now too.disconnect the remote wire from the amp and tape it up.check the deck and eq fuses and also blown fuses under the dash .then try to turn on the deck and eq.start there first .




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    Re: Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    I checked the fuses on both the eq and the head unit and the fuses are not blown. I completely rewired the headunit and eq and neither will turn on, what could be wrong?




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    Re: Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    I got into the fuse box underneath the steering wheel, and found that number 32, the one for the radio was blown. I took a different fuse of the same rating and plugged it in and the headunit turned on! THANK YOU!




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    Re: Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    no problem ,hope all is well now




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    Re: Is my head unit and Equalizer fried?? Please Help!

    glad you got it sorted out.

    lessons learned here:
    1. screw the amp down to a rigid surface so it can't move. just setting it on the trunk floor is asking for problems.
    2. make better connections that don't come out if you touch them.
    3. don't work on a amp install with the battery ground connected.



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