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Date registered: Dec 2003
Vehicle: 91 500SL
Location: Los Angeles
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RE: Bose system?
Unlike other brands Bose speakers have built-in amplifiers within the speakers, and it is a widely known problem that eventually the amplifiers go bad and the speakers will begin to make a loud humming noise and eventually die.
Although I don't have a Bose stereo in my 500SL, I do have an Infinity Q45 with a Bose stereo and 2 of the speakers died and I had to have the amplifiers repaired.
I also had a couple of car audio places tell me I needed to replace the whole head unit and speakers because non-Bose speakers won't work with a Bose head unit.
However I found a place here in L.A. that will repair the amplifiers (for around $50 per speaker) and now it sounds like new. There are also places you can find on the internet where you can remove the speakers and send them and they will repair them for you.
Do a google search such as "bose speaker repair" and you will find lots of info on this.