Impala has the worst luck...


M3gamervenom

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Sep 25, 2016
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Kingsport, tn
I've got a friend who's system(which i installed) is having what I believe is a protect mode issue....I'm not new to installing this stuff, and be probably put in 8 full systems and not had a single problem outof any of them, but this is probably the 4th sub I've put in his 08 impala that's had issues...it's Kenwood x500-1 amp (500 on 2 ohms/300 on 4) and he's got two pioneer champions which are 300rms 4 ohm per. This setup worked fine for two months, now Everytime he turns his car on, works for about 5 min, shuts off. Turns off car, sits for 5 back on, same thing, got them wired in inline so the amp should be reading the 2 ohms and giving me the 500rms. The ground is good, and has been sanded down to metal, it's tight..all connections are good...not sure where to turn next

 

The Camry

Hey, I Try.
Sep 22, 2013
2,991
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Western Oregon
I've got a friend who's system(which i installed) is having what I believe is a protect mode issue....I'm not new to installing this stuff, and be probably put in 8 full systems and not had a single problem outof any of them, but this is probably the 4th sub I've put in his 08 impala that's had issues...it's Kenwood x500-1 amp (500 on 2 ohms/300 on 4) and he's got two pioneer champions which are 300rms 4 ohm per. This setup worked fine for two months, now Everytime he turns his car on, works for about 5 min, shuts off. Turns off car, sits for 5 back on, same thing, got them wired in inline so the amp should be reading the 2 ohms and giving me the 500rms. The ground is good, and has been sanded down to metal, it's tight..all connections are good...not sure where to turn next
"Should be". You should measure and know for sure. If one voice coil is shorted. It could very well be shorting the amp and making it go into protect.

Are you sure gains are set correctly? Did he turn up a bass setting on his head unit and start clipping it?

Its also a cheap amp and could just be faulty.

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hispls

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Sep 10, 2009
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The best way to figure out what's wrong is troubleshoot is process of elimination by removing/replacing each piece and seeing when the problem goes away.

 

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