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Old 02-16-2006, 07:35 PM
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02 745i Poor Radio Reception

Has anyone had really bad and intermittent radio reception in there car. Recently purchased CPO and the radio does not work well at all or sometimes it works very poorly.

I tried searching through the forum but could not find anything pertaining to the 7 Series.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:48 PM
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Are the antennas in the glass? If so was any metallic window tint added to the car?

Also, another thing to check is the connection from the antenna to the radio could be loose.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:10 PM
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Are the antennas in the glass? If so was any metallic window tint added to the car?

Also, another thing to check is the connection from the antenna to the radio could be loose.
Where is the connection from the antenna to the radio? Information would be very helpful.

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Old 02-28-2006, 10:36 AM
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BUMP!! Any answers please?
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Antenna is the "shark fin" on the top of the car I believe. I don't know about the connection to it.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:54 PM
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Antenna is the "shark fin" on the top of the car I believe. I don't know about the connection to it.
no, you are wrong. shark fin is used only for cell phone and gps - not fm. fm antenna is inside the C pillar:

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Has anyone had really bad and intermittent radio reception in there car. Recently purchased CPO and the radio does not work well at all or sometimes it works very poorly.

I tried searching through the forum but could not find anything pertaining to the 7 Series.
If your car is 2002 or 2003, you have 100,000 miles warranty. Use it. Dealer will fix it for you. We would just offer you wild guesses.
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2003 996 C2 Cab 6spd. Power seats. Heated Seats. Xenon. Bose. SmartTOP. RemoteTOP. ROW-M030. V1. Evo V-Flow. GIAC ECU. Aspheric mirrors. Turbo Bumper. GT3 Console Delete. Tint. SSK. PSE mod. Suncoast headers.
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