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Cant tune my radio in on my X5

Their is a fussy sound in the background but i cant tune the radio, sometimes get a weak signal

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This is probably due to a poor antenna connection. Assuming this is the factory radio, you will want to check the connector in the rear cargo area (drivers side pillar).

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