3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I have an 02 330xi and the AM radio is pathetic, a ten dollar transistor radio would perform better. FM works great however. By the way, I just installed an Ipod adaptor to use with the car, so be aware you can do that.
The only explanation for the poor AM reception that I can think of is that there is no antenna for it. You need to have an antenna in AM to get proper reception. So I too have been hoping some one comes on the forum with an answer as to how to improve the AM reception.
Sounds stupid but make sure the radio isn't set for European reception. I had my radio replaced and got crappy reception and when I brought the car back they switched it back to the USA setting. The last tech left it in the wrong reception mode.
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