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Old 12-12-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Factory stereo stopped working

So today I turned on the car and the factory stereo has completely stopped working. Dead as a dodo. I checked the fuses in the glove box compartment and they both looked good. I'll try changing them anyway later on even though I cannot see any fault.

The stereo is a bmw business CD (in dash unit, no changer) and the car is a 2001 330ci.

I could use some help figuring this out. What's the next step? Any suggestions? Advice dearly appreciated.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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take it to best buy i guess would be what I would do...(they will prob. suggest a new unit though)

I dunno...was there a lightning strike?
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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lol, nope. It's totally random. Last night it was working perfectly. The only thing I did last night was open the fuse compartment but I didn't fiddle with anything and then I closed it right back up. This morning I turned on the car and the stereo is completely dead. So annoying....

Any help???

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Old 12-12-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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Did you check the fuse behind the head unit itself? You will have to remove the head unit from the dash be able to see it.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:15 PM   #5
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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Any way you could help describing HOW to remove radio? Mine is dead after I shorted the battery out...checked the fuse in glove compartment (fine) but havent checked fuse at back of unit, pls help!!
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