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Old 04-20-2004, 11:03 AM
jben jben is offline
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Audio system speaker failure after object shifts in trunk

Am hoping some of you audio experts can advise me if there’s an easy fix for my problem or if I should bring to dealer. My speakers stopped working after an object in the trunk moved and banged against the trunk liner.

Here’s what happened. While driving with a heavy barbeque propane tank in the trunk (just filled) I took a sharp turn and heard a loud “thunk” sound from the rear. The sound was the propane tank falling down and hitting against the sides of the trunk I was listening to the radio at the time and the audio immediately failed. The business CD display continues to display the station frequency or CD track, but there is no sound from the speakers. I examined the trunk and there is no visible damage or dents in the liner. Also, the radio and CD controls appear to work as usual but there is no sound from the speakers. I suspect that the speaker cables travel through the trunk and were disconnected by the shifting propane tank. However, I don’t know where to search or how to remove the trunk liner panels.

The car is 2000 BMW 328 Ci with fold down seats, standard audio with Business CD head unit and BMW 6-cd changer mounted in trunk enclosure (e.g., special doored compartment on left hand side – opening door exposes changer as well as small shelf to hold extra cartridges.)
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