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#1 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 01:01 AM
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Compared to my last car, the radio reception on my 02' 330i really sucks.


Is there perhaps a setting on the radio to make it pick up signals better?

Or is there a hardware fix for this problem?

Thanks!
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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.
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if you have a metallic window tint that could interfer with the reception, but i thought that messed with am and fm.... used
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I hear ya - the radio on mine sucks ass on MW.

I get a crackling and a high pitched whine which drops gradually in pitch and then rises again over a 5 minute period, and just repeats that cycle. Currently MW is off limits in my car. ghead

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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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Poor AM reception is pretty common. I took mine to the dealer where they replaced the AM amplifier - works perfect now.
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