Kicker amps go into protect mode way before damage occurs. Installed a used Basslink in my wife's JK. Load mismatch. Public Address. KICKER Senior Vice President Charlie Schultz said, "Our president Steve Irby was intimately involved in the design process with the KICKER Research and Development team, and they nailed it with the Hideaway Powered Subwoofer." Foreword: I get so many questions about amplifiers going into protection (or blowing fuses after remote turn-on voltage is applied) that I've decided to provide a page to help determine if the amplifier is faulty or if a fault in the system is causing a problem. I used a line level signal converter to feed low level input, mine works just fine. I don't get it. S/RF LED Meter. T-taps.. those are big no no's as they cause intermittent connections which could be perceived as clipping or bad audio due to an intermittent connection they are creating. Source(s): https://shrink.im/a8iUY. LOC doesn't use RCA from the head unit, it uses speaker level inputs and converts them to RCA. Nope, definitely running fine. LOC doesn't use RCA from the head unit, it uses speaker level inputs and converts them to RCA. I did not install this myself but it comes with everything you need. OP . No issues years down the road. When I first key on, the power light comes on the amp, but as soon as the CD player comes on and sends a signal, the protection light comes on and blinks slow, maybe 1-2 second intervals. Just read two things in the Kicker instructions. You just have to cut off the rear support beam on the seat. This is my first experience with the kicker hideaway and I like the fact that you can increase the bass in your vehicle without having to waste space on a sub box. This does not produce chest vibrating bass but for any grown adult that doesn't need to show off their vehicle to all their neighbors this is a great addition. Watch as Allyn goes through some troubleshooting processes that you can try when your amplifier isn't functioning properly. 0 0. If the Protect Mode Light Turns On . Makes the rear view mirror vibrate. Try adjusting the gain, but there's a good chance it's defective. VELCRO Brand Industrial Strength Fasteners, Tape, 4ft x 2in (Pack of 1), Indoor/Outdoor PA Horn Speaker - 6.3” Portable PA Speaker with 8 Ohms Impedance & 25 Watts Peak Power - Mounting Bracket & Hardware Included - Pyle PHSP6K, White, 6.3", iSimple IS335 Dash Mountable Auxiliary Input Adapter, MTX Audio TNP212D2 Terminator Power Pack Subwoofer System - Set of 2,BLACK, FireStik FG4648-B Four foot No-ground plane CB antenna kit (Black), Alpine SWS1043D / SWS-1043D / SWS-1043D 10 DVC Car Subwoofer, MFM Peel & Seal Self Stick Roll Roofing (1, 6in. Amplifiers are often designed to go into “protect mode” to avoid further damage to internal components. If your amp has a “protect” light, and it’s on, then chances are good that you have a faulty speaker, subwoofer, cable or another component. Yes they fit in a 2dr. If you can’t turn your amp’s power light on even by pressing the button, you might be in protect mode. I will for sure take it back, I'm not happy with it at all, it's frustrating since my work schedule makes it so I can only get to their shop on Saturdays. Do not use a Line Output Converter with the HS10. Just barely any real output. I have just over $100 in everything. Anonymous. I can't run mine like this. A forum community dedicated to Jeep Wrangler owners and enthusiasts. Wired up a Kicker ZX400.1 and a 10" solobaric DVC 2ohm. Compact Design. I found this in the instructions, I wonder if the install is the issue, since the + and - wires are spliced together into one speaker wire, not sure if that would effect the output. Thread Starter #4 I'd really like to get this thing optimally set up. Here are a few of the most common. Backlit LCD Display. I ordered one to stick under the driver's seat. The amp does not go into protect mode (90% sure), as for power I am not sure. I have a kicker hideaway in my 08 Colorado. I had a Kicker Hideaway installed today and I'm not impressed. I'm sure BB does all the time but I wouldn't trust them for this application. I've seen a few of those models bad out of the box, and it's also possible to blow the built-in sub if you play it too loud. Seems the speaker level input from the factory head unit is too hot. KICKER KISL (sold separately) 22019 Hideaway Rev E.indd 4019 Hideaway Rev E.indd 4 55/8/2019 2:26:32 PM/8/2019 2:26:32 PM Oct 31, 2013 8 0 Spokane, WA. Use the KICKER KISL for source units with RCA outputs or splice the quick-connect harness leads directly to your source unit’s speaker-level outputs. Causes of power protect mode. Click to expand... Nope, definitely running fine. She is amazed at how rich the music becomes with bass. 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