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E39 (1997 - 2003)
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 05-11-2013, 12:16 AM
RonnieJay RonnieJay is offline
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Radio Issues 03' 530i

Hey Bimmer Peeps! I was wondering if anyone can tell me why my radio goes in and out while I'm driving. I have a 03' 530i BMW. If I hit a corner it goes out intermittently. I GOTTA hv my radio!! HELP!!!


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Old 05-11-2013, 09:45 AM
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Possible problem with the antenna amp connection, they have been known to work loose. It's mounted in the C-pillar.

Also make sure the wires in the rear backlight are intact.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:08 AM
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Hi Edjack,
Thank you for yr response.
Can u tell me where the C-pillar is?
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:26 AM
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Two covers, left and right, flanking the rear shelf. The amp is on the left side. The finisher snaps in via clips at the top. Remove the light and disconnect before removing the finisher.

Make sure your hands are clean before messing with the cover.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:59 PM
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Thank you very much Edjack!! I'll try it out.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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Radio Issues 03' 530i

Does anyone know where the amp antenna is located on 5 series?


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