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Old 05-13-2013, 05:19 PM
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E93 radio problem...advice?

MY '08 CPO 328i E93 has an intermittent radio problem. At times, from cold start, it will not come on for at least one hour of driving. The screen shows the station or CD but no volume. Dealer sez CPO does not cover radio. Agree? Anything I can diagnose myself and fix?
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:31 PM
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Have you by any chance tried turning the radio off then on again, or even turning the car off then on again? I know it sounds crazy, but I've had a very intermittent issue where my USB drive either isn't recognized or even more mysterious, can't remember where it was when the car turns off. When I start the car up, a particular song will be playing. I drive to work (10-12 minute commute). I'll get in the car at lunch time and the USB comes back on at the song it started with when I got in the car to leave for work. I've come to believe that BMW sound systems all have little ghosts in the machine as an incentive to turn off the radio and listen to the car.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:39 PM
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Perhaps it is a software update... Ought to be cheaper than a new radio...

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Check the battery first.

Check the battery first.
If its on the original and the car sets awhile or is not driven far
the battery could be bad or at a low charge state.
The IBS system has the ability to turn non essential stuff off if
the battery is low . This can cause weird stuff to happen. If the battery
is low it will usually be accompanied by longer crank starts.

So the reasoning is after you have driven the car awhile the battery has enough
charge and the IBS allows the radio to turn on .

For a more detailed explanation of the IBS read the following link.

http://www.bawarec.ru/manuals/3er/e9...3er-e90-12.pdf

You did not mention if you have Idrive/nav or the normal radio.
(I know you said screen )

http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...2&d=1260829447

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:07 PM
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When I start the car up, a particular song will be playing. I drive to work (10-12 minute commute). I'll get in the car at lunch time and the USB comes back on at the song it started with when I got in the car to leave for work.
I've had the same problem. I thought it was due to having a 500gb hard drive on the USB port, which is not a BMW recommended configuration. But apparently it's not.

It's even worse when I'm 2 hours into a 3 hour audiobook and the stereo looses its place.

Mikey, try rebooting the Idrive by holding down both Eject buttons and the volume/on/off knob at the same time. It may help.

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