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Old 14th July 2009, 05:45   #1
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Only left side speakers are working...

How's it going people?

I got in my car this morning and I immediately noticed something was wrong. It didn't take long for me to realize that the right side of my car had no sound coming from the speakers. Regardless, I let the music play, even though it was torcher. About 15 minutes into my drive, the right side started playing music again, but then went out again. It came back on tonight when I drove home, but off it went once more.

Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem? I am not well versed in these kind of things, and I'm sure someone here is. Please point me to the right direction if you don't mind.

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Old 14th July 2009, 05:56   #2
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Sounds like the radio module is going bad. Sometimes you can find one on eBay, but for the price you may want to settle for a new one thru bimmernav.com.
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Old 14th July 2009, 06:04   #3
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Also just ensure all connections on the back of the radio/nav are secure. I have had this happen to me where simply removing it and making sure it was snugly connected fixed the problem.
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Yikes!! Those radios are not cheap.

Thanks for the responses guys. I'm hoping it is just a bad connection to the radio. Is it hard to take the unit out?
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I have a MK IV nav and when I took out the area around the screen (just pulls straight out) I noticed some screws back there and im willing to bet its as easy as unscrewing these and pulling the unit out. Havent taken it out but it cant be too hard.
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I will definitely give it a shot today...

I was reading last night that the radio is actually sitting in the trunk. I then checked it out, and made sure everything was connected correctly. Things seemed fine to me.

The crazy thing is the night before, I was driving home with no music at all (before my system went bad) and said to myself "I could get used to having no music on" Ouch.
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I had this a while back. Turns out the rear RHS speaker cable had become pinched under the rear parcel shelf by the seatbelt reel, and shorted. The way the system is wired, if you short one speaker, the whole side goes out to protect itself. 10 mins and a bit of electrical tape is all it was to fix. Took a while to figure out though!
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I have the same problem (although it's the left side that cuts out) but it only happens with my Dension IceLink iPod adapter - it's fine when playing the radio.
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I have a MK IV nav and when I took out the area around the screen (just pulls straight out) I noticed some screws back there and im willing to bet its as easy as unscrewing these and pulling the unit out. Havent taken it out but it cant be too hard.
The radio module is in the boot (trunk) on the left along with the cd changer and other modules.
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I have a MK IV nav and when I took out the area around the screen (just pulls straight out) I noticed some screws back there and im willing to bet its as easy as unscrewing these and pulling the unit out. Havent taken it out but it cant be too hard.
That would be the screen, not the radio. That particular piece of equipment doesn't do anything - it merely displays data. Ok, if you are old school it will play a tape for you.

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I have the same problem (although it's the left side that cuts out) but it only happens with my Dension IceLink iPod adapter - it's fine when playing the radio.
You have a loose connection to your Dension. Could be on the Ipod side, could be on the adapter side, but one way or the other it is the Dension.

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The radio module is in the boot (trunk) on the left along with the cd changer and other modules.
Bingo.

OP: Good news - it probably is not your radio module that is causing the issue.
Bad news: It is much more likely to be the amplifier, and those cost more than a radio.

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