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The sound from my radio / tv commms pack has stopped working. the left hand volume control button that turns the sound on and off has also stopped working along with all the buttons on the left hand side. all the right hand buttons are all working ok. can anyone help many thanks.

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  • royal2008 Sep 28, 2008


    We have just bought an X5 with comms pack and exactly the same has happened to us. We have tried everything...did you ever find a solution?

  • Tiotav Oct 13, 2008

    Also I have the same issue on 2004 X5 with comms. No orange light on left hand knob hence no function for radio CD or Sat Nav voice. All right hand buttons work.. screen is OK. Sat Nav works( apart from voice) so does computer.

  • kj34 Dec 23, 2008

    Hiya, I have the same problem on my X5, its a 2003 model. Are the fuses easy to take out and put in?

  • Jiri 2 Feb 18, 2009

    The same problem, no sound on radio/nav, screen worked otherwise. Taking fuses off and putting back worked!!! 

    Thanks!! Saved $$$



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Taking out the fuses and putting them back in again works but before you put the fuses back on clean the end of the fuses with a bit of steel wool and take the oxidation residue off and put them back in or just replace fuse number 7,72 and 73 and it should work perfectly fine.

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Fixed mine by removing 3 fuses relating to radio. 7 72 and 73. put them back and all Ok again!

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Ended up taking the car to bmw and they removed the 3 fuses as suggested , but charged me £168 + vat.

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