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Factory fit stereo has poor radio reception

Hi,

I have a 2003 320d tourer with the original stereo head unit fitted.

I bought the car with an after amrket car kit fitted, which includes a replacement aerial.

The radio has difficulty tunning into any stations, if I am lucky to tune into a station the rds shows the channel name but will not retune if there is a frequency change.

What can solve the problem?

Can anyone help me to overcome this issue?

Thanks in advance.

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  • neil692 Mar 02, 2009

    Hi,



    The original HU is fitted.



    I can only pick up a few AM stations.



    Cheers



    Neil

  • neil692 Mar 08, 2009

    Hi,



    Thanks for the links.



    2 questions-



    1. How do I know if it has an aerial fitted in the rear window. All I can see is the rear demister, the same on the side windows.



    2. How do I remove the trim on the ceiling of the car?



    Cheers



    Neil

  • joe May 11, 2010

    does the car have the original rear window antenna and the previous owner installed the aerial?



    if you have a rear window antenna (instead of using the aftermarket aerial), make sure the antenna amplifier is reconnected. see #2 in this pic:



    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...



    if it also has the side window antenna, then connections to this side window amp (#5 in the pic) should also be checked.



    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...



    also, make sure the antenna cable is securely connected to not only the HU, which i am sure you did when you reinstalled the unit.

  • joe May 11, 2010

    the car has the original radio unit installed or it was reinstalled after you bought it?

    who reinstalled the original unit?

    difficulty tuning into FM stations only or does it do the same for AM stations too?

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