E51 Head unit interference - 06' E51.


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  • The FM freq expander does require 12v power so it might be worth checking that the connection is still good although a loose connection on the expander would not account for the noise being present when using the OEM CD player
  • RCA sockets never worked? These sockets are connected to the TV module behind the O/S rear trim panel. It's possible that the installer of the upgraded DVD/CD player used the wiring?
  • @Len mentions finding an audio electrician - personally I'd look for a used replacement OEM Radio/CD unit and swap that out first as that's almost undoubtedly the cheapest route. Given the number of forum members who've swapped these units out for double DIN units, there must be a few floating around (I threw mine away :()