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Old 09-03-2019, 09:09 AM
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I have a 2006 X5.

I will check fuse, but some stations come in fine.

Probably not demister since it is a constant issue
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Fuse F86 in the trunk...
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:33 AM
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All fuses in rear are good.
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I had a similar situation and it was due to the power wire to the antenna booster not being fully seated. I had some work done that required removing it.
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I had a similar situation and it was due to the power wire to the antenna booster not being fully seated. I had some work done that required removing it.
Any pictures/diagrams of this antenna? I believe the diagrams on realoem are of e39 touring & of no use.
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So I have poor radio reception on a lot of channels that sound fine in my E60.

This isn't a new issue, just one I am finally getting around to.

Any ideas?
AM, FM or both? The AM reception on mine has always been weak. It was getting worse so I pulled the antenna cable off and sprayed the connections with electrical contact cleaner then plugged it back in making sure it was fully on. The reception improved quite a bit.

I have the defogger problem with the FM reception. When FM is on and I turn on the rear defogger it kills the FM reception.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:32 PM
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FM only, now issue with defogger(as I rarely use it). Granted I only listen to ESPN on AM.

Where is the antenna cable?
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:46 PM
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Inside of trunk lid, at the top...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...0i-sav/UlwtXGi
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I believe thatís the diversity amplifier. I checked mine & it seemed air tight. I couldnít pull the connectors off as they were rather small & I felt like I would break them. Perhaps I will disconnect the antenna & spray some deoxit inside the connection. The tabs on that top trim piece love to break off FYI, so if anyone is going after it be careful!!
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:06 PM
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Exactly - and if this diversity amp looses power, the recption goes to hell... ;-)

Check for power at this amp - if none it could be a broken wire in the hatch hinge loom - not uncommon.
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