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MINI Icon Black Speaker Distortion - Passenger Door. - 29th June 2015, 08:59 AM

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A quick one, I hope? I have an R56 2011 Cooper D, picked up Friday and have noticed that (annoyingly) I didnt pick up on the test drive (because the bass had been dropped right down, and the treble was high) that the left door speaker appears to be blown/loose as I can hear distortion coming from that speaker whenever music is played in the car. I like EDM, and a lot of vocal stuff but sadly this distortion is killing the in-car music experience for me a bit.
It's the Mini Boost system that is installed - can anyone advise me how I would go about rectifying this issue cheaply?

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Default 29th June 2015, 10:37 AM

Surprised you have got this problem on a 2011 Mini.....I had the same thing on my 2003 car. I stripped out the door panel and discovered that the speaker cone was actually creaking and didn't move correctly around the coil (the middle core). I bought a pair of speakers from a breakers and replaced the faulty one and all has been great since.

Don't know what the door speaker fitting is like on a 2011, but on the Gen 1 Mini's the interior of the door is pretty hostile environment for any sort of speaker (potentially damp and dusty/dirty. When I saw the state of the door interior I wasn't surprised that the speaker had failed as they don't have any real protection from the environment!
  
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Default 29th June 2015, 11:01 AM

Thanks for the advice ... I'll have to have a look at doing this, hopefully something not too difficult to do.

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Default 30th June 2015, 09:18 PM

Take it back unless you bought privately.

I just had my passenger door speaker replaced under warranty.
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 08:14 AM

@Jordan - You think so? I mean, I shouldn't be doing this work myself should I ... car come with a 3month warranty as bought from a 'small' dealership.
  
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Default Speaker Distortion - Passenger Door. - 1st July 2015, 09:28 AM

If your not happy and don't agree with it being "fair wear and tear" tell them you want a new speaker. The worst they can do is say no. The longer you leave it tho the less chance they will do it


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Default 1st July 2015, 09:57 AM

Tell them that the bass was turned right down in a clear attempt to hide the defect. As above, if you're not happy with something, tell them. That's they only reason anyone would buy a used car from a dealer in the first place.
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 10:20 AM

Yeah, you guys are absolutely right ... I'm being silly here. I'll do this today and let you know how I get on.
  
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Default 1st July 2015, 01:59 PM

Contacted the dealership and waiting to hear back now. Its really frustrating because I need to have the music loud to get rid of the distortion ... Not ideal.
  
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