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i hardly listen to the radio, but a couple of weeks ago i noticed my FM reception was almost zero when my rear windshield heating is on.... i get lots of crackles and just overall bad reception. Now ive been to the dealer last week they said they'd replace some amplifier under warranty, so i took it in yesterday, and guess what.... it's still not fixed :rolleyes:
this problem is totally reproducable, so i'm guessing they just replaced the part and never even tested it afterwards...

i dont really care tho, i never listen to the radio, and if i ever would want to do that, i know i dont have to turn my rear window heating on... but still it's kinda disturbing to know they dont even test their stuff when they fix something at BMW :banghead: :banghead:
 

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:dunno: Really? I have to use my rear defrost all the time and I have never noticed any problem with the radio. Did they tell you what was wrong? What AMP? :D
 

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they replaced the amplifier that connects the in-window antenna to the radio and the central lock system, at least thats what their tech just told me on the phone :dunno:

in any case, its not the amp cause that has been replaced and the problem remains :confused:
 

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Me TOO

I also have the exact same problem. They too have replaced the ant amplifier without any success. The problem only arises when i use the rear defroster. When the defroster is off, the reception is excellent. They are now thinking about replacing the rear windshield :( as the problem may be the actual antennae in the windshield.

Please let me know what your tech discovers!
 

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Had same problem

Had the exact same problem with my 2000 323i, they had to replace back window. Didn't have too much of a problem using FM, but AM was really distorted. Worked fine after they did the replacement.
 

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Yup me too. Only with AM.


Replace the read window? Eeep, don`t think I need AM that badly.
 
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