Q: radio doesn't work - speakers make intermittent hissing sound on 2004 Mini Cooper S

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radio suddenly went off and speakers started making an internittent hissing or static sound. Volume control knob did not affect it, and it continued even after I turned the radio off.
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Google "John Merutka radioman". He is your man to talk to about high tech BMW / Mini, MB stereo systems.

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sounds like a defective amp in the radio. suggest a good
local auto radio shop to repair; replacing with new is