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Wakesetter67

Main Amp Flashing Red

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Wakesetter67

Well my first real experience with Wetsound stuff.. And I have been in the boat 2 Times and my Sub/Cabin amp is not working and flashing red. Being we are all shut down here and the Malibu plant as well. What are a few things I can check like fuse etc. The Batteries are always on a Promariner charger and read 12.7 So its not low voltage.. Ideas? Since we cant use the boat,  I now have a 130000.00 Shop Stereo! 

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Murphy8166

Vince - See if you can determine the code of red flashes.

 

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MLA

A processor controlled amp has the ability to detect issues internal, as well of external, of the amp, and go into a self preservation mode. The flashing is likely a diagnostic code and outlined in the owners manual. This can give you some direction. 

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Wakesetter67

Perfect I will go and try and decode the code! Thank you! 

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Wakesetter67
2 hours ago, MLA said:

A processor controlled amp has the ability to detect issues internal, as well of external, of the amp, and go into a self preservation mode. The flashing is likely a diagnostic code and outlined in the owners manual. This can give you some direction. 

Well it show over voltage protection,  1 Long Blink and 4 Flashes. 

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ahopkinsVTX
2 minutes ago, Wakesetter67 said:

Well it show over voltage protection,  1 Long Blink and 4 Flashes. 

Have you tried without the charger hooked up?

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Wakesetter67
5 minutes ago, ahopkinsVTX said:

Have you tried without the charger hooked up?

I will Try that tomorrow, Thanks

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Pnwrider

Aws is still open for warranty service, why not just drop it there? I had similar issues on my boat, dropped it at the dealer and has been good ever since. 

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Wakesetter67
54 minutes ago, Pnwrider said:

Aws is still open for warranty service, why not just drop it there? I had similar issues on my boat, dropped it at the dealer and has been good ever since. 

Well if it was something simple like fuse or wire harness loose, I would rather do it myself then drive it up. Yes if I can't figure it out I will do that, Maybe just maybe I can get a regular tuneable Wetsound Amp... Not a big fan of the stock ones. 

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Pnwrider

Just sayin, I’m sure they are slower than normal right now. If it was something simple, would you be asking here? I’m not a stereo/electronics guy, so having a boat under warranty is great. Doesn’t sound like you are either so a quick trip to the dealer while the weather sucks, doesn’t sound that bad.

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MLA

I would break out the volt meter and measure right at the amp, across the amp's main B+ and B- and again across the B+ and turn-on, rather then at the battery or rely on the helm gauge. This will tell you exactly what the amp see. 

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Wakesetter67

Thanks I will try that! 

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DwayneE
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Main cabin amp flashes  code "short protect Channel 1 or 2" and it happens when I turn off and restart engine.  If I cycle the stereo power off and back on, the code clears  (goes back to solid blue) and all interior speakers and amp play fine until the next time I decide to turn off and then restart the the engine.   

Thoughts?

 

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DwayneE
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I think I solved the issue.  Looks like my cranking battery is #2 and the deep cycle is #1.  As soon as I changed over to the cranking battery (#2)  for normal use, the  interior Amp did not trigger a code all day.  I was backwards on how I thought the batteries were installed and have been using the deep cycle (#1) as my main battery for starts for the past 2 seasons.  That will teach me to look next time.

 

 

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