That would be my best guess, something's going on in the wiring, by you using a seperate amp and its doing the same thing shows its most likely not a problem with the amp itselfthompson1693 said:Its a hardtop. The amp for the front just cuts out, the unamplified sound still works but the amp cuts out. I think the reason is it gets too hot. But I just dont know for what reason. I got a used one from a used parts place in South Carolina and replaced it and it does the same thing. In the trunk it is the one on the left. Under the sound chamber for the rear speakers. So you are saying it could be a partial short in the wiring somewhere?