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Old 11-18-2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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How do i get my amp out of protect mode

I was tightening a speaker terminal when i touched the negative speaker wire to the positive speaker wire, the amp went righ inot protect mod and i havnt't been able to get it out since.

I tried restarting the headunit with the rca cables and speaker wire unplugged from the amp.

I bought a new fuse so thats not the issue

I made sure the ground a power were good

After all of this the amp is still in protect mod

Help!!!

The amp is a hifonics hfi 1000.1d like only two weeks old
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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I was tightening a speaker terminal when i touched the negative speaker wire to the positive speaker wire, the amp went righ inot protect mod and i havnt't been able to get it out since.

I tried restarting the headunit with the rca cables and speaker wire unplugged from the amp.

I bought a new fuse so thats not the issue

I made sure the ground a power were good

After all of this the amp is still in protect mod

Help!!!

The amp is a hifonics hfi 1000.1d like only two weeks old
That's a common problem with Hifonics- if it is under warranty, try calling the retailer or manufacturer and see if they'll take care of you.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:38 AM   #3
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Even if you would not have touched the speakers wires incorrectly the chances were good that it would have gone into protect anyways. Those Hifonics amps are known for that issue. Try removing power, ground and remote wires and waiting a few minutes then hooking them back up.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:50 AM   #4
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I disconnected the all wires from the amp and let it sit for a good hour, them i hooked them all. Back up and still it was in protect mode.

Are there any other possoble ways to fix it without having to send it back?
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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I disconnected the all wires from the amp and let it sit for a good hour, them i hooked them all. Back up and still it was in protect mode.

Are there any other possoble ways to fix it without having to send it back?
Probably not- this is the main reason Hifonics doesn't get recommended routinely on the forum as an economical "best buy" amplifier.

Call the manufacturer's support number and see what they have to say. Good luck.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:56 AM   #6
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Would this be covered under the warranty?
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:58 AM   #7
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Would this be covered under the warranty?
They will tell you it is user error and not covered.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:02 AM   #8
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I was tightening a speaker terminal when i touched the negative speaker wire to the positive speaker wire, the amp went righ inot protect mod and i havnt't been able to get it out since.

I tried restarting the headunit with the rca cables and speaker wire unplugged from the amp.

I bought a new fuse so thats not the issue

I made sure the ground a power were good

After all of this the amp is still in protect mod

Help!!!

The amp is a hifonics hfi 1000.1d like only two weeks old
Once a Hifonics goes into protect, it's done. Time for a new amp.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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Good general rule from now on...
#1 Unhook the negative battery terminal anytime you are working on anything electrical in your car
#2 Do NOT buy HiFonics
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:24 PM   #10
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Good general rule from now on...
#1 Unhook the negative battery terminal anytime you are working on anything electrical in your car
#2 Do NOT buy HiFonics
Both good suggestions, but he crossed speaker terminals, which means for some reason he decided it would be a good time to tighten the speaker terminals while the amp was on and playing


and so.....Hifonics strikes again.....

It's not so much that it went into protect because a lot of amps would have too. It is that once a hifonics amp goes into protect, it is not coming out.
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