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My DPSM Installation (56k WARNING: LOTS OF PICTURES)

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Old 08-29-2009, 11:33 AM
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In the event anyone reads this in the future and is curious, it does have a 2 year warranty on it. I got a reprint of the receipt from the original selling dealer and had my local dealer replace it. Granted it took about 6 months to get the amp in and installed (the last two I was driving a loaner R56S after I called and complained to MINI USA...).

I'm currently looking for a switched 12v source near the amp so I can wire in a computer fan to run when the car's on so I can try to get some airflow across the amp to try to prolong the replacement's life.
 
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Mine had the full 4 year - 50k warranty, because I had it installed before taking retail delivery.
 
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I no longer have my MINI, but am in the market for a replacement. As such I was looking through the forum doing research and realized this thread is still a sticky and thought I'd give a follow-up.

The cooling fan idea didn't really help. It may have extended the life of the replacement amp (that's amp #3 for this setup) by a few months at most, but it didn't last. As the system was out of the two year warranty I couldn't get a free replacement. When it went out I pulled the amp (and wiring harness from the head unit to the amp) from the car. I left the speakers and crossovers in place since I no longer had stock parts to replace them with. The sound quality was drastically reduced.

To anyone who is looking at this and considering a DPSM, don't get it. Use the same money and get an aftermarket solution, even if you have to pay someone else to install it. My personal theory is the amp just overheats in that cavity (probably didn't help that my car was black and that area didn't see any real air flow), so I don't really see how any amp in that location can survive.
 
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I think I may have stumbled upon the fix for the DPSM:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ml#post3616160
 
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