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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:06 PM
fatcat46 fatcat46 is offline
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Audio Problems

My 2008 128i has intermittent sound problem.
When the car is started, the radio lights up but no sound, also no CD or telephone that will work. When I turned the radio off and back on again - it it comes back to life. This happens very random - sometimes it won't work at all and only comes back to life after it sat for awhile and I restart the car hours later.

Any suggestions???
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:07 AM
JimD1 JimD1 is offline
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Do something that triggers the "gong" next time this happens. Open a car door while the engine is running or maybe unplug your seat belt at a stoplight. That will cause my radio to start working. It's a programming thing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:01 AM
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Thanks mate - will give it a shot
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:18 AM
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I have this simialr problem today , radio wont work but lights up , swap channels, no sound. But the CD player works fine. I will try the seat belt thingy later to see if that works.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:25 AM
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Hello dannypwr - I had no failure since my post, give it a try to what the other poster recomended and let us know if it works - Good Luck
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:19 PM
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it worked!
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:25 PM
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JimD1; you are the hero of the day - your fix solution worked - Many thanks!!!
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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Had almost similar problem, can't get sound from radio, everything work fine but no sound, any ideas please?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:37 PM
fatcat46 fatcat46 is offline
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Did you try JimD1 solution?

Do something that triggers the "gong" next time this happens. Open a car door while the engine is running or maybe unplug your seat belt at a stoplight. That will cause my radio to start working. It's a programming thing.

It worked for me
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:57 PM
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Thanks fatcat46, yes i tried that already but still no joy.
Pulled out the connector behind the radio and can't see any light on the optic cables. I heard that there must be at least 1 red light on the optic cable.
Please does anybody know hot to reset it?
Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:50 AM
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Does any
One know wheres is the MOST BUS reset on e87 model?
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