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Lewy
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Wolverhampton

Z3 radio reception issues

Post by Lewy » Fri 03 May, 2013 17:42

Hi all, something which is bugging the hell out of me, I wonder if anybody here has successfully resolved a similar issue.

My radio reception (standard BMW head unit) goes in and out of reception all the time, we're talking pull forwards a meter and we have radio, then another meter it's gone and so on. Plugging in an after market head unit does improve it but doesn't cure it which tells me 2 things:

The original BMW head unit isn't that great
The problem lies elsewhere

Any experience of this? As always help is much appreciated :thumbup:
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Brian H
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Re: Z3 radio reception issues

Post by Brian H » Fri 03 May, 2013 17:51

Lewy,

Have a look at the thread below, I had a similar issue on my 1.9.

Radio Reception

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Lewy
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Re: Z3 radio reception issues

Post by Lewy » Fri 03 May, 2013 18:28

Brilliant, thanks Brian I'll give it a go :D
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Brian H
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Re: Z3 radio reception issues

Post by Brian H » Sat 04 May, 2013 08:44

Also forgot to say that the whip aerial can sometimes fail, had this recently on my daily drive, luckily the Z had the same aerial, swapped it over and it instantly improved reception.

Bonzo
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Re: Z3 radio reception issues

Post by Bonzo » Sat 04 May, 2013 08:51

The sport rod aerial is not as receptive as the longer standard type in some areas.

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