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Old 05-05-2011, 02:03 PM
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Or it could be simply be the wires that are running to the rear windshield have dropped or are too close to one another and is causing the static.

Drop open the cover on the left side of the trunk and look for the bundle of wires that work their way to the rear windshield (that are also associated with the antenna in the rear window). Manipulating these bundles (while the radio is on) may reveal which wires are too close to each other.

You can see the antenna wiring (#5 in diagram below) that runs from the amps in the C-pillar:

(this illustration shows the e38's IHKA control panel...but the e39's IHKA panel is wired up basically the same way)
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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