Originally Posted by mr shickadance
Well here's an update I took my Inphase Sub and Amp plus wiring etc to caraudiocentre. The engineer said no problem will fit it but you may need some hi/low gain wire (something like that, am not very technical so not sure what he meant but said okay) after looking at the amp he said oh you wont need the hi/low gain wire because the amp I had already had some sort of feature or wire with it that will do the job probably he said. So anyway he start fitting the sub amp and wiring it all up.
After around 1hr 30mins he's finished. He then leaves the boot open and walks upto the driverside door, turns on the car and cranks up the volume quite high. My fav dubstep track was the first one to play and the subwoofer was working fine and kicking out for about 10 seconds and the sub just stops kicking out. My first thought was "OH FUCK" lol, The engineer was baffled himself as to what had happened. He checked the wiring again and amp to make sure a loose connection was not the problem.
He could not find the cause of the issue, he then says maybe you need the hi/low gain wire thingy. He gets one of them out of the shop and fits it to the amp but still the sub is not working. I feared the worst and asked is it blown but he says no he cant smell anything because normally there would be abit of smoke and a burnt smell. He then removes the sub out of the enclosure and could not find any fault and says its likely the coil is messed up and would need to be re soldered because of a loose connection but that was impossible to do and the sub was now useless.
I was really annoyed because I kept feeling that it was his fault, maybe he turned the volume to hi or didnt use the hi/low wire earlier before he turned the unit on and blasted the volume. I then paid him for the install and he said get another 15" sub and he would fit it into the enclosure for free.
I have now ordered a new 15" sub because it will fit in the box that I have nicely. My only worry is that it might mess up again. Any thoughts on what could have caused the problem and what to do? should I go back and give him a black eye haha