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: Radio Volume Knob??

11-05-2008, 12:52 PM
My 1990 525i has a short in the factory radio knob. When you touch the knob the volume will go all over the place. Can I replace the knob itself, or does this problem require buying a new radio?

bimmer dot info
11-05-2008, 01:47 PM
I'd just get a new radio. You can get a nice DIN radio for not a lot of money. Fairly easy install too.

attack eagle
11-05-2008, 11:18 PM
try spraying some contact cleaner behind the knob and working it back and forth.

11-06-2008, 06:06 AM
I will trying a few things on it to see if I can get it to stop doing it.

Cali Love (e34)
11-06-2008, 03:50 PM
just pulled my factory radio and amp out of my 89 525. plan on puttin it on ebay but you can have dibbs... btw anyone need info on r/r factory amp with aftermarket amp/ subs and new HU let me know. i documented every step with pics.

11-06-2008, 10:20 PM
post the how to !!

bimmer dot info
11-07-2008, 06:07 AM
Go ahead and create a thread. It would be a great resource!