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530D: no sign of life from radio and clock in bmw 530d - 2002

no sign of life from...
no sign of life from radio and clock in bmw 530d - 2002 model.

Before it gave up altogether it occasionally turned itself off and back on again randomly - the knob to turn on/off and volume also functioned badly and volume control had to be done from the steering wheel.
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what has been checked so far?

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Nothing.


 


It's just happened and I'm trying to avoid taking it to a dealer to fix.


 


All I;ve done so far is disconnecting and reconnecting battery which has made no difference.


 


Thanks

is the radio and clock on the same unit on your model?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Yes

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either the fuse is blown or the unit has failed internally and needs to be replaced

 

more likely unit failure based upon what you have described, unfortuantly

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

OK - so if the unit is knackered is there anywhere you can recommend that I can buy a reconditioned or second hand one from?


 


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I would look for one on ebay

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

sorry... but i'm paying £15 for this and want my money's worth!


 


If I get one on ebay - or anywhere else - is it something a novice can fit? any tips on how to do it?


 


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all you need to do it remove the old radio and put in the new one

 

yes a novice should be able to do it but it depends on the person

 

Thanks in advance for an EXCELLENT rating.

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