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      11-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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FM radio problems. Weird

My 530i's idrive radio is very staticky and cuts in and out bad. Almost like there is no antenna (at least that's what it sounds like). The cd sounds perfect. It's only on the radio. Is it possible that the antenna plug in the back of the idrive worked itself loose and is coming out or is it a more serious software problem?

Someone mentioned it could be the diversity antenna. Is there a way I can test this before replacing it?
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      11-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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      12-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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You might have a bad TCU unit. Here is a link related to your problem...http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=327575

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      01-06-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Did you replace your angel eyes?
When I replaced mine, my FM went fuzzy : (
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      01-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #5
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Did you replace your angel eyes?
When I replaced mine, my FM went fuzzy : (
+1, this seems to be a common problem with some AEs.
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What about the Angel Eyes would have an effect on the FM single reception? I have replaced mine without issue.
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What about the Angel Eyes would have an effect on the FM single reception? I have replaced mine without issue.
I brought some cheap ones from eBay and caused FM static. So I returned them and brought LUX. No static.

Not sure y it caused static but it does happen to some BMW models
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