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    Amp turns on when it wants to

    I have a 2007 cobalt LT coupe. Older boss amp and 2 12 inch jl audio subs, i have an aftermarket head unit but the rcas are in a line output converter.

    - My problem is that my amp only turns on when i wake up in the morning to go to school and after 7 pm, when i get out of school at 2:46 the amp will not turn on.

    - I was thinking that the problem is that i have a ****** amp, cause Boss is a pretty horrible brand. Another thought i had was that the line output converter is not putting enough volts to my amp.

    - It can't be a heating problem because i did this in the winter and 80 degree weather ( i live in Michigan )

    Please help out, this problem is bugging the hell out of me,
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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    Well the amp should come on regardless of the voltage from the preouts, unless it is set to signal sense turn on. It is the remote wire that is more than likely the culprite. How is it hooked up, I personally know that because those vehicles have no radio ign power some people buy the LOC with the sensing turn on wire that is sketchy at best.




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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    you have access to another amp that you could try?



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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    CivicGti - I have it wired directly to the back of the headunit
    bhsdrillier - not at my house maybe a friend has one




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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    why a line out convertor with an aftermarket hu?



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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhsdriller View Post
    why a line out convertor with an aftermarket hu?
    I have a pioneer avic d3 from 2007 and I don't have the RCA connector for it... If I bought that do you think it would solve my problem?




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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    I doubt it, like I said if the amp is actually turning off it shouldn't have anything to do with the preouts. I would recommend having it benched




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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    Quote Originally Posted by CivicGti View Post
    I doubt it, like I said if the amp is actually turning off it shouldn't have anything to do with the preouts. I would recommend having it benched
    So your saying that my amp is probably bad?




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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    well if you have 12v on the remote wire and the power wire and reading a good ground that is likely the case, as unfortunate as it is




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    Re: Amp turns on when it wants to

    Quote Originally Posted by CivicGti View Post
    well if you have 12v on the remote wire and the power wire and reading a good ground that is likely the case, as unfortunate as it is
    Oh well it's just a boss amp, I was planning on getting a new system anyway




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