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      08-26-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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iDrive / HD Radio Malfunction

I have a 2009 335 x-Drive sedan w/ Navi, and starting a couple of weeks ago, whenever a radio station goes into the HD mode (the little HD icon appears in the radio section of the navi screen), all of a sudden the radio starts to sound like a bad phone connection with every other 1/10th of a second cutting out. At first i thought it was a specific station, but soon realized that every station does this. Anyone else having this issue?

I took the car in for warranty service, and was told that it's a software issue that can't be fixed immediately, and i would need to wait several weeks for the fix.

Secondly, anyone else having issues with the Navi being somewhat imprecise in the NYC area?

Any feedback much appreciated.
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      08-28-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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I had a similar situation with the HD radio driving up Rt 46 in NJ just past the I-95 interchange. Eventually stopped after getting off of Rt 46. I passed it off as being the HD radio equivalent of what happens on conventional radio when you drive by high tension wires.
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thanks.

Since the problem began i've taken the car to a dealer and apparently this is a known issue with HD radio. (When it isn't in the HD mode, it works great btw). The software fix is supposedly coming out in a few weeks and presumably all dealers should have them available.
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The dealer said there is a software fix coming soon? I hope it fixes all the other idrive bugs not just the hd radio one. My dealer said it would take the entire day to reinstall the idrive software.
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