Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Amp and subwoofers no longer work

asked by on

So I bought a ranger used and it already had kicker subwoofers and amp installed in it. Had the truck almost a year now amp and speakers worked wonderfully up until now. On my way home listing to music the bass just cuts out. Get home, it has some red protection light on. Let it chill for a little bit then it came back on, cut out again and now the light doesn't even come on. Checked fuses, ones on the amp were fine. In line fuse by the battery was a little melt but not blown. Replaced it anyway still won't come on. Check connection to the battery. Cut a fresh end and reconnected it still won't come on. Amp nor speakers felt hot. But I don't know how to tell which is blown or have other speakers or amp to test it on. Anyone know what's goin on?

It sound like your amp is bad. I would look at the speaker wires and make sure they are not touching each other. If the amp had melted wires to the power side then I would think the amp is bad. You can try your speakers on another amp or try different speakers on your amp but I think the amp is fried.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Fuses keep blowing out

I think you may be correct. There are hundreds of wires behind your dash that could potentially intersect and cause problems. Most likely, two different circuits that run different amounts of amperage have intersected, and are now causing circuitry issues....

Q: Check tire pressure light on, trunk unlocked warning

Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a loose battery or ground connection. I usually start by checking the battery terminal connections for tightness and corrosion. I then check the ground connections for the same problems. ...

Q: At 60 mph tachometer fluctuates between 3000 and red line

Hello. The Electric Code Detector is a component of the fuse block that detects increased electrical power needed and increases the idle speed to allow the alternator to provide more power. There is a specific test from Honda to determine...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...