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Old 02-22-2014, 10:57 AM
shawnbo20 shawnbo20 is offline
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2008 X5 Intermittent Audio on all devices

I have a 2008 X5 4.8 and the audio cuts in and out regardless of what I am listening to (eg SAT/FM/CD/DVD), I can't seem to find anything wrong. Anyone have this issue and know the fix? I have the premium sound, NAV, bluetooth, Sirius, etc. I have checked the AMP and other components for corrosion, everything looks great. Any help would be appreciated. Not a blown fuse or I wouldn't have any sound.

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Old 02-22-2014, 02:37 PM
ChuckGr ChuckGr is offline
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I had the same problem with my 2010. The sound always came back when I started the X5 later. I just had the dealer look at this and they said it needed a software update. That seems to have solved the problem.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:54 AM
alemap alemap is offline
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Had same symptoms on my E70 2011 model today. audio cutting out random intervals from any music source. It had just been repaired (VTG or transfer case replaced due to xdrive failure at low KMs - look up "shuddering at low speeds" if you have that issue).

But the BMW technicians they caused the audio problem (never had that issue before) so I bright it right back in 10 minutes to fix. Diagnosis - problem in the optical fibre cables - i have no idea where they are but there was a misalignment (or a bend - hard to translate from their German) in one fibre, perhaps at the connection point.

I have no idea how many things they have to open and access to install and reprogram a VTG motor and transfer case, but seems they bumped or disturbed some kind of cable or connection. sorry I cant say where, but if you are eager, see attached guide for more info on your audio system - fascinating but way too complex for me.

Once a BMW mechanic blew my whole audio system by leaving a scree loose in the centre console and wherever it landed, it stopped all audio due to a short circuit. But hats off, 2 for 2 they caused and corrected the problems.
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