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How to Replace a Harmon Kardon Amplifier in a Mini Cooper

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Harman Kardon is a manufacturer of premium quality audio equipment — chiefly car and home audio systems and amplifiers. The company is the preferred supplier for a range of luxury cars, including Subaru, Mercedes and BMW, owner of the Mini Brand. New models of the Mini Copper and the Mini Clubman come with Harman Kardon audio systems as standard. Harman Kardon engineers regularly consult with BMW designers in order to optimize the audio output of the systems that are installed in the car. To upgrade or repair your Harman Kardon amplifier, you need to remove and replace it.

Items you will need: Crosshead screwdriver

Step 1

Turn off the ignition and remove the key. It’s essential for your safety that you don’t attempt to remove the amplifier with the engine running. The standard Harman Kardon amplifier fitted in new Minis has a power rating of 480 watts, a potentially fatal amount of electricity if not treated with respect.