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Old 09-13-2013, 08:01 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Just in case I misunderstood what you wrote...the MID is NOT the "head unit". It is a multi-informational display...that is basically an input control device for the various audio/phone/clock/OBC features the vehicle is optioned with. Info & data is sent to the MID from the various components connected to it...again, it only controls the info/data that is sent to it or returned from it.

The radio tuner is incorporated into the in-dash CD player (or cassette tape player) if you have the MID. And if you have the nav screen, the radio tuner is a separate component mounted in the rear of the vehicle (I believe under the cargo floor in the X5?).

There's also a fuse on the back of the in-dash CD or cassette unit. Did you check to see if you blew that fuse? You can see the fuse in the pic below...its from my old 99 540iT (with round pins)...but the layout is the same with the newer (2000-up) flat pin connectors:

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)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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