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Blown Amp?


Old 07-11-2018, 02:29 PM
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I have a 1999. I lost all sound to the side speakers. The fuses in the engine compartment are fine. At least one fuse in the amp itself was blown. When I tried to replace that fuse, it blew immediately (car and radio were off. Does this suggest that my amp is blown? Is there a replacement amp available that would match the existing connections?
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:09 AM
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what model radio do you have? I'd start by disconnecting the radio and the amp and see if the fuse stays good to rule out a wiring short. To replace the amp, the easy fix is to simply shop eBay or and get a used one for an exact replacement. If you decide to go after market, again eBay, Crutchfields etc sell wiring adaptors (not a fan of cutting and splicing OEM connectors)
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:59 PM
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Is pulling the power to the amp insufficient to test? Presumably, I need to pull the radio out to disconnect? Would pulling the fuses in the engine compartment work in lieu?
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:30 PM
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I disconnected the power to the amp and the connection to the radio (the pin connector I assume) and pulled the 30 fuse (placement 9) for the amp in the engine compartment. I replaced the two 20 fuses in the amp itself. When I plugged everything back together and inserted the 30 fuse in the engine compartment, the 30 fuse blew. Presumably, that means my amp is good and that I have a wiring short. I'm assuming this means that I have to check the entire electrical wiring run for the amp or is there a likely location that is the culprit. If it is the entire run, any idea how I do that? Thanks.
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