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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:54 AM
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Unhappy Radio faillure

:Hi All,

The radio goes out for a split second on my 6 series, and then it comes right back on. It looks like I'm losing current on my car, but only for a split second.
Anyone has experienced this problem or knows what it may be the cause of it?

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:00 AM
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I had this it sound of pops goes off then comes back on, I did an Idrive reset which helped but never got to the bottom of it, but it was so rare I just ignored or tried to work out if it was in conjunction with something else switching on!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:32 AM
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I had this it sound of pops goes off then comes back on, I did an Idrive reset which helped but never got to the bottom of it, but it was so rare I just ignored or tried to work out if it was in conjunction with something else switching on!!
Thanks, How you do an IDRIVE reset
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:44 AM
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hit volume the CD eject and Nav DVD eject buttons all at once
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:27 AM
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Tried this many times, did not resolve the problem. Does the same when i am in the phone. Any other solutions? Also, how do i switch the passenger airbag dash light off?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:44 AM
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It sounds like the CCC, if a 645 model, needs to be replaced and then coded in.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:09 AM
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Thanks. What is ccc? Its a 650 convertible 2006 american spec and code in dubai. How much will this cost?
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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Thanks. What is ccc? Its a 650 convertible 2006 american spec and code in dubai. How much will this cost?
CCC is the Car Communications Computer. It's the same on 645/650 till '09 when the new CIC was released.

You need a BMW specialist to determine what modules/section needs to be replaced.

Most modules require programing so the car recognizes it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:09 PM
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On a 2006, you have a CID - this is the computer that controls all of the iDrive functions. Here is a BMW factory parts company listing for original equipment http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/200...w=11&maxRow=10 After you install - Then take the car over to your shop and let them code the new unit. Make sure that they have the optical interface / without it, they can not code. It's about 1.5 hours - the install is 20 minutes but remove your DVD and CD first ... if you can.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:53 PM
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Had my CCC replaced last month. I had similar issues with my dash going blank.

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:29 PM
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If the Nav system & the Radio do this early every morning, I would say you have a bad or weak battery. I saw mine do this for months before I changed the battery. After changing the battery, I have not seen it happen since! I would never suspect a bad battery to do this, but this is a BMW!
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I had the battery replaced last year, but I know that the 6 ers are very tough on batteries. Now every time i loose the radio sound the dynamic drive control warning comes on. driving me nuts.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:05 PM
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Never had an issue with the battery. Did you go with BMW battery? When was the last time you had the software updated?
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