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#1 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 03:40 PM
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Brief Bright radio display

Just a few weeks ago I noticed something while driving in my 98 528i. The intensity of the radio display will get very brigth for about 1 or 2 seconds then go back to normal. It happened again ths week (at least that I noticed). It may happen more often and I don't relaize it, I don't know.

Has anybody ever saw that happening? And do you know what that might be?

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I have noticed the same thing on mine.... It seems like some type of strong current discharge and then goes back to normal. It's only the radio display.

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Yes, I had that on mine on several occasions.
A few times it even flicker for the whole duration of the drive.
Then it went away for a looong time, almost forgotten, one day it came back.
But was gone again after that. I never fixed what ever caused it till the day I sold it.

Try this the next time it happens, it worked for mine.
Turn the dimmer dial all the way off and back to max, a few times, and see if that will stop it.



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Thank you, I'll give it a try

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I kind of played with the dimmer once when it was happening and it stopped. I don't know if it had anything to do because it usually happens once or twice during a drive.

This is not something that really bothers me but I was more interested in knowing if there was something bad causing it.

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i have same thing happening once in a while

the top part of the radio screen will just start flickering

i don't know why but i'm definitely gonna give the flickering thingy a try


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Mine did this too.

2 days before the battery completely gave out. Test your battery for free at AutoZone. Bet many of you have the same problem.
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