No sound from E38 comms system
I came across this site whilst looking for some guidance for my E38.
I have a 2000 year &"* which I have owned from new. It has the factory fitted communications system which includes the radio, TV and sat nav and phone system. Recently the sound has been playing up. The sound for the telephone works fine, but the sound for the radio/ TV/ sat nav just stops working.
It is an intermittent problem, sometimes it works for days at a time, then it stops working. I took it to my BMW dealer who after charging me £80 for testing told me there was nothing wrong with it as it worked fine during the car's time with them. I took it in a week later when the sound had stopped again and they wanted over £1000 to replace the system! (Warranty expired!)
I have checked all the voltages to the comms system and they are fine. The intermittent nature of the problem is the thing that is foxing me.
Has anyone had experience of this/ have any ideas of how to solve?
Alternatively, does any one know who manufacturers this unit? Perhaps I can find an independent specialist to look at it.
BTW, I live in Essex, NE of London. Am happy to travel to find a resolution, the lack of music is driving me mad!
All suggestions gratefully received.