Kicker DX500.1 going into protection mode

Discussion in 'Car Stereo Amplifiers' started by Promodmerc, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Promodmerc

    Promodmerc Full Member

    My Kicker DX500.1 is going into protection mode when my sub is hooked up. I thought my sub had gone bad. I have an old sub that I knew was good but when I hooked it up it went into protection mode again.

    Next I figured the wires to the sub must have gotten pinched some how so I took some extra wire ran it to the amp and hooked up my sub and it went into protection mode again.

    If I disconnect the positive speaker wire from my amp and leave the negative speaker wire connected it comes out of protection mode and the same if I disconnect the negative speaker wire and leave the positive speaker wire connected. It also does this regardless if the sub is connected or not.

    The amp is about 2-1/2 years old with maybe 5 months constant use. It was in my summer fun car but I sold it and put the amp in my daily driver.