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    Posted: 06 Feb 2024 at 1:42pm
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Does anyone else have signal problems with bmw DAB radio. The radio station i use to listen to daily is now hit & miss for signal, in fact majority of the time since they moved from fm to dab it’s not worth having the entertainment system on.The radio network is planet radio / Bauer & they cover most radio stations. My car is a 2014 f30.

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No problems in my G01 2022. Listen to Greatest Hits on DAB 
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Thanks Shaun for your reply.

Update: I use an action camera as a DashCam at the moment which is plugged into the cigarette lighter via usb, when i unplugged it this morning driving to work the radio reception was a lot better so i think it might be the problem. I’ll try it over the next few days and see what happens.

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Got no problem with DAB in either my B7 which I have changed the head unit to a 2023 version or my M235i.
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I had a similar issue when I fitted an aftermarket DAB radio to my Z4, and had my sat-nav plugged into the 12v socket.

Ended up fitting some clip-on ferrite rings on the ends of the leads to reduce interference.



Edited by Tony - 08 Feb 2024 at 10:45am
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In my daughter’s car I fitted an aftermarket 12v socket so she could charge her phone in a holder on the dash. It was near to the factory DAB head unit which had a really bad signal until I re positioned it lower down away from the head unit. I think they are very susceptible the interference from power sources. So something similar could be your issue. 
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