Location of the 480-watt Harman Kardon sound system power amp

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Asked by Feb 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM about the 2012 MINI Countryman S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had an issue with the Tech package and was told that when the windows were tinted they used so much water it fried the power amp?? Well first off the issue with the power amp happened 4 weeks after tiniting the windows. If the power amp got wet from the tiniting I dont think it would work for 4 weeks then go out. I'm going to the dealership to discuss with them tomorrow and check out what they are saying. I asked where is the power amp located and I was told in the back. This made me ask what happens if I put a cooler in the back and it leaks - will the amp be going out again? Of course they are saying this is not covered under the warranty becuase the window tiniting caused the issue. Just doesn't add up to me how that took the amp out 4 weeks later and I feel like the dealership is trying to pull a fast one. Plus I feel that if this is the case them why do I need to pay $1200 dollars for a poor design issue by Mini! Anyone else out there having an issue with the power amp?

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the amp is usually located in the side panel under the rear window. so a leaking cooler in your boot area is very unlikely to cause an issue. the only reason i can think that it may have taken a month to show up is if the issue is due to corrosion in the plug hsg meaning the unit is not connecting. or water ingress caused corrosion on the control board which has caused an issue of high resistance over time. however if it is at your cost go back to whoever tinted it, its their mistake not yours.

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hello! i have the same problem... after tiniting the windows i left and in 10 minutes my sound disappeared, i have a mini countryman sd with HK sound system. what was dealers solution, what you did to resolve this problem???

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