MICK 330DCI

E46 Touring BAD RADIO RECEPTION HELP!!

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Hi Gents, 330d SE 2003 Touring.

As title but "bad" is a polite word for it as its crap lol. The radio is OEM never messed with. Its the old school cassette model with Cd Changer in the boot. Ive lived with crap radio reception for errr 10 years & 180,000+ miles lol but ive had enough. 

Has anyone, or can you fit another aerial to the car using the cars standard kit? I know i could plug in the back of the radio & run a lead to the nice shiny new rust free wings drill a hole etc but i don`t want to! Would it be possible to fit one of those magnetic Shark fins to the roof then run a wire into the car down the side of the tailgate? or would you have to cut a hole in the roof for a shark fin/Antenna, drop the headlining (yuk) etc BUT where would the antenna wire have to be taken to, the head unit or is there something in the boot to connect to???  I would like a cheap fix LOL as ive looked at Eonon Dynavin DAB thingys which look great & do all sorts but im thinking if i cant get a good radio reception to start with i would be wasting my cash! 

Im not too hot on ICE lol so reply`s in English please lol. 

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I think DAB is the way forward, although you would still need an aerial to receive the stations.

I believe they do a DAB aerial that adheres to the inside of the windscreen but don't quote me on that

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Hi Trevor,

Yep ive now looked into these too. I never knew before that i will have to fit a certain type as my car is fitted with Harmon Kardon so it has to be compatible with DSL. Most systems i looked at wont work with it & the standard sound is rubbish from mine. All mumbo jumbo to me lol but im learning! Some of the kit i can buy is worth as much as the car!!!! lol Every day is a school day as the saying goes!

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Morning Mick

Sounds as though you have a Diversity antenna failure, check out www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your vin number in the search box it will bring up your cars parts list, search the Audio section for your system. www.newtis.info will help with where stuff is, how to check it and change it if needed. Some good reading for your school day!!

I would start with the diversity antenna make sure it is working my brother in law has had 2 failures with his 5 series moisture is the problem.

Dave

 

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