Received delivery of our Mini Cooper S (Hyper blue/white/utterly gorgeous) here in Japan in the Autumn and experienced no problems only joy with it until the other night when we played the Wedding Present very loudly in a tired and weary state in the passenger seat with our friends in the back singing along and suddenly our rear speakers are no more.
Now, it could be we've just touched a secret button somewhere, because we've read elsewhere on this excellent site that people are "fading" their speakers to the front and so on.
Our questions are embarrassingly simple: How are they doing that? Where is this speaker fader button of which they speak? Or could it be that our rear speakers are in fact dead? If it makes a difference to any answers (please!), we've got the base level CD/Boost with a post-delivery-fit DVD system. (We've also got a lot of decorative Japanese-language user manuals.)
Even if you adjusted the fader fully front, pretty sure you still get output from the rear speakers? I dont have a Mini headunit anymore, but my aftermarket unit still puts some noise through the rear speakers even when faded fully forward. No knowledge of any secret 'button'....
However, I would not suspect the rear speakers to be blown. I would suggest a loose wire in the loom behind the head unit could be at fault. You might want to take the head unit out and refit it. Theres an axcellent guide on here somewhere on how to do it.
I would suggest checking the fader option first, then if that doesnt resolve it, take it back to the guys that fitted your DVD player, to see if they can help.
It works! We have located the fader! Hard to believe we missed that with all the fiddling about we did when we first lost the rears. Thanks for the guidance, all. Delighted we don't have to leave the car with a man.
Tonyt3 (awesome motors, mate), thank you very much for your kind offer to send over a radio manual. But what we'll do I think is get on to our dealer over the weekend to organise a full set of English manuals. Should have insisted on that at the outset.
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