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      08-14-2020, 01:10 AM   #1
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2006 E90 330i Radio Issues (without iDrive)

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In my 06 330i, When I play a CD or play anything from AM/FM tuners, the music always skips. Not sure what is the problem. Also the pixels are faded out heavily. This radio does not have bluetooth audio streaming ability too . The car has only the option of bluetooth calls.

Is there a way to fix the audio skip issue ,correct the fading issue and add bluetooth audio streaming ability or its better to replace it with a new audio set?

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      08-14-2020, 09:50 AM   #2

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You can replace your pre-LCI radio with a LCI one for around $50. Any BMW radio you replace will need 5 minutes of coding to be programmed to know what options your car has. LCI radio gets you HD radio, faster responding tuning and a screen that will not fade. BT audio is not built into any US BMW head units.

BT audio only was factory havailable in 2011 w/ i-drive and a combox. Combox retrofit is only for 2009 and up CIC i-drive. If you replace your radio, you can do a MULF2-HI retrofit and tune2air to get BT audio. This gets you seteering wheel controls to skip songs.. Or just add a BT adapter to your current aux.
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