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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-25-2017, 06:55 PM
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No sound issue e39 528i antenna amp?

I've searched the threads and haven't found the answer I was looking for but this is what is going on. I also have a '01 x5 with the same issue. I have no sound from the radio but it is searching and finding stations. The cd player isn't reading cd's very often but when it does I do have sound. Since that happens I feel that it isn't the main amp but the antenna amp which I just found out about thanks to the forum. What is the best way of testing it? I did clean the plugs for the main amp behind the cd player and that didn't do any good. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:56 AM
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The amp is bad, but do you have DSP or not?
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:10 AM
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Are you speaking of the in-dash CD player? If so, I would guess that the head unit, which contains the radio and CD player, is bad. The only way to test it is by substitution.

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