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      11-08-2019, 11:09 AM   #1
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Poor DAB signal.

Anyone else having issues with poor DAB signal? Used to drive the same routes in my C7 RS6 with no issues, in the F90 it seems to lose signal all the time.
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      11-08-2019, 06:55 PM   #2
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Mines rock solid, certainly better than previous BMs, only one valley it drops out on. Bizarrely the Exige never looses signal and that has an aerial that was engineered in a tea break!
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      11-09-2019, 04:57 AM   #3
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Strange, are you out in the sticks?
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      11-09-2019, 05:35 AM   #4
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Anyone else having issues with poor DAB signal? Used to drive the same routes in my C7 RS6 with no issues, in the F90 it seems to lose signal all the time.
I loose it more in this car than other BMW's.
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      11-09-2019, 05:41 AM   #5
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yes, ive noticed it drops put more in M5 than my previous X5/M4 etc..
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Mines rock solid, certainly better than previous BMs,
Same here.
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      11-09-2019, 09:11 AM   #7
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What's weird is that you can't see the region's e.g D1 National London etc.
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      11-11-2019, 07:11 AM   #8
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Same here - had an Audi before and never lost signal (well, very rarely...) - nowhere near as good in the M5... even on chunks of the M1...
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Same here - had an Audi before and never lost signal (well, very rarely...) - nowhere near as good in the M5... even on chunks of the M1...
Gutting - I was hoping mine was faulty - what's weird is that the TV signal seems ok drops out very rarely.
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      11-14-2019, 12:53 PM   #10
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hi, I have experienced same issue with DAB "dead spots" which a friend who I sometimes share list with in Jaguar, does not get same blank airwaves in same spots. had same problem in my old 435i GC, so maybe something to way BMW engineered their aerials?!?
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hi, I have experienced same issue with DAB "dead spots" which a friend who I sometimes share list with in Jaguar, does not get same blank airwaves in same spots. had same problem in my old 435i GC, so maybe something to way BMW engineered their aerials?!?
Yeah could well be, I am picking mine up today from the stealers, I told them the DAB was pretty much fucking unusable, so hopefully they come back with something.
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Yeah could well be, I am picking mine up today from the stealers, I told them the DAB was pretty much fucking unusable, so hopefully they come back with something.
Will be interested in just what bullsh*t they come out with.
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Will be interested in just what bullsh*t they come out with.
Exactly that mate, the tech turned the radio on, saw the DAB had signal and left it at that. Pathetic really.

I have seen on other forums its defo a BMW issues, a lot of people have been installing amplifiers. Also noted is that if you have anything plugged into the cigarette lighter it can cause issues, so will unplug that tomorrow and report back.
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Also noted is that if you have anything plugged into the cigarette lighter it can cause issues, so will unplug that tomorrow and report back.
That's interesting I have stuff plugged in a lot, will try and see if it's not in use.
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