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My wife and I just picked up a 2016 Evoque SE Premium with the Meridian 380W system. Unfortunately, two weeks into owning it, the speakers cut out. I turned the car off and on and it was fine. Two days later it cuts out again and that was all she wrote.

The head unit is totally fine and responds to all inputs, but there's simply no sound. There is, however, a crackling noise coming from the mid-range speaker in the driver (LHD) side door. It's always crackling whether the car is on or off. I tried to do a hard reset of the car by disconnecting and grounding the system, but even after an hour the head unit wouldn't reset and still had all the stations saved. No auxiliary battery under the hood or in the fuse box, just the 800Ah AGM primary. If there's a battery hiding somewhere else, though, I guess that would suck.

Anyway it's been a week like this, and while I'm going to do a load test on the battery tomorrow I'm pretty sure one of the audio components is toast. I hate hate hate taking cars to dealers, though, and much prefer diagnosing issues myself, but I'm struggling to find information on the wiring or diagnostics online. But I had to concede and schedule a dealer diagnostic but I have a week and a half before it goes in.

I think this is why I tend to stick to classics. Anyone familiar with this problem?
 

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Little late to the game on this.

I had a similar issue with mine. The speakers weren't "blown" but there were a lot of voltage inconsistencies. The first 5-10 minutes in the car it was fine but then randomly they would start buzzing and sounding blown. I brought it into the shop and they ended up warranty replacing them. Then it happened with the passenger side, and now it's happening with the rear speakers. I'm not sure if this is a Meridian thing but if it ever happens again, I'll likely just swap the speakers to something else altogether.
 

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Oh hey I never updated this. Just in case anyone is looking in the future the cause was water. Water? Water!

There's a TSB for a windshield leak, which apparently the selling dealership group had not taken care of prior to selling the car (even though JLR said it had to be done prior to sale). So water got in, built up underneath the carpets and destroyed the amplifier. Yikes,

They warrantied everything even though the car was out of warranty, because it resulted from the TSB I gather, but apparently there had been quite a lot of water in the car. We had only had it for a few weeks so we got the dealer to take the car back for trade-in at our purchase price.

The car was on the lot when we picked up our new car, too, and it was wet and reeking of mold inside, even with all new windshield and carpet! Definitely check to see if the windshield TSB on your car has been performed!

Look for Technical Bulletin N221NAS2 for reference.
 
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