BMW Business problems

happyh

Standard Member
Hi,
Just bought a 3 yr old 3 series Touring with BMW Business radio/6cd remote.
All is fine except that the radio is stuck with AM/LW. When you press the FM part of the button , nothing happens.

Can it be fixed, am I missing something or do I need a replacement?

Cheers,
happyh
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Just checked the manual for the CD version that was installed in my 2000 X reg (I think it's the same) & there's no tricks. Pressing the FM side of the selector should step between FM1, FM2 & Autostore.

If yours is faulty, I wouldn't recommend a repair as it's a truly awful unit. Same cheap & nasty Blaupunkt cr*p that was installed in my 1995 Cavalier - just repackaged. Same horrible, dull, lifeless sound. I bought my Touring new & paid £150 to upgrade the cassette to CD. Within a week I had to rip it out & replace it with a proper stereo. :suicide:
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
I must admit that thought crossed my mind before I slagged it off!

I was intending to keep it to refit when I sell the car. If yours is a CD player then perhaps we could swap with a cash adjustment?
 

happyh

Standard Member
Mine has the 6 cd changer in the boot. I probably only need a head unit.
What did you have in mind cash wise?
 

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RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
On reflection, I think this could get messy.

Maybe a call to Blaupunkt (01895 83 8880) first to find a local repairer to give you a quote. It may not be that much.

I take it the car is over 3 years old & not bought from a dealer, otherwise it should be covered by warranty.

If you've got any brave pills to hand, it looks like the front panel is secured to the unit by 6 x T6 screws.

If all else fails, come back to me & I'll see what I can come up with.
 

karkus30

Banned
Whats a good replacement for the standard unit, I find it terrible, not a patch on the unit I had in the Passat. Its on lease hire, so I need to be able to return it to original easily. I dont need anything outstanding,(read, not expensive).
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
The unit is a standard DIN size with just an extended fascia. You can buy plastics kits to match the existing trim & BMW to ISO connectors so the entire ICE world is your oyster.
 

karkus30

Banned
crocodile said:
The unit is a standard DIN size with just an extended fascia. You can buy plastics kits to match the existing trim & BMW to ISO connectors so the entire ICE world is your oyster.
I have the remote mounted 6 CD changer in the boot, so do I need a head unit or a full unit ? Im a bit confused by this ICE stuff, give me mone cinema or HiFi anyday.
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Buy one that plays MP3s, burn 15 or so albums to a single CD & forget the changer. Suggest you start your own thread asking for recommendations but as a guide, I bought a Sony MP3 capable head unit for the missus' Corsa last year for around £150. I originally replaced the Blaupunkt in the BMW with a Sony also. Check for adapters to retain steering wheel control if you have that & you need to keep it.
 

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