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My Radio and clock screen has went blank volume and controls do not work the clock does not work the radio plays and CD plays but screen is dead. 2001 525I BMW

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  • aokunade May 23, 2009

    My problem is similar except radio works on last station set and has low volume. Also CD changer spins CD but AM radio station over-rides spinning CD.

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It sounds like the Multi information display has failed (MID). It is the long display with all the radio controls on it. If you want to find a known good part they are really easy to swap out. Just remove the radio knob and if you look down in there, there is a place to put a T10 (i think maybe bigger or smaller) torx T10 screwdriver.if you turn it while pulling back slightly on the screwdriver it should come right out. It usually is the component that fails but as always you may want to check your fuses.

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I checked the 30 AMP fuse in battery compartment area (there are 4 fuses for radio (fuse #43 in glove box area is finel PLUS two 10 AMP fuses & one 30 AMP in battery compartment area), I simply took out and re-inserted each fuse. I found out that the 30 AMP fuse was not well-seated. (I may have bumped into it when I took out the old battery to replace.) Now my radio works as before.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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