I recently purchased a 2007 328 xi coupe, love the car ! recently noticed when its hot out and I 1st. start the car, the stereo display seems all liquidfied ?

Asked by Jul 03, 2012 at 02:05 PM about the 2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi Coupe AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

recently noticed when its real hot out and I start the car, the whole display on the stereo is all garbled, unreadable and looks like it been liquidfied ? once the car cools down, the display returns to normal.

does anyone have any thoughts?

3 Answers

292,325

Seems to be a BMW issue, the only fix is to replace the head unit. Did you purchase an extended warranty? You might be able to get it replaced for free.

3,565

You can also speak with the service manager at the dealership. Ask about a make good on just such a situation. Also, are you venting your sunroof? It helps. That and using Huperotik window tint. I even have my windshield done in it because living in Florida all my life have seen my share of melting interiors.

1 people found this helpful.
5,085

To answer you question bmw is having an issue with Rad2 radio system and there lcd displays under high heat looking distorted. This of course can of course can only be fixed by a dealer do to programming of the vehicle that is required when you replace the radio with a new one. What you could do as a cheaper route is find a used radio from your same exact car as you have , make sure If you have xm radio option that you make sure the new radio has that option as well. BMW on some control modules use whats called generic programming and coding meaning its not VIN specific and can be swapped from two similar vehicles and still function. Hope this helps.

Your Answer:

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 31,705 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,820
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,790
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
404 Great Deals out of 16,587 listings starting at $2,099
Used BMW M3
21 Great Deals out of 1,523 listings starting at $5,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
693 Great Deals out of 26,580 listings starting at $1,812
Used Audi A4
238 Great Deals out of 11,374 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Mustang
273 Great Deals out of 37,795 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Accord
539 Great Deals out of 104,189 listings starting at $950
Used BMW 7 Series
111 Great Deals out of 4,835 listings starting at $2,399
Used BMW 6 Series
59 Great Deals out of 2,608 listings starting at $5,999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
439 Great Deals out of 20,083 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
280 Great Deals out of 32,271 listings starting at $1,850
Used BMW X5
306 Great Deals out of 18,549 listings starting at $2,799
Used BMW 1 Series
19 Great Deals out of 869 listings starting at $5,341

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 3 Series For Sale
108 Great Deals out of 8,535 listings starting at $27,976
2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,958 listings starting at $22,999
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 937 listings starting at $15,498
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
242 Great Deals out of 5,197 listings starting at $11,995
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
99 Great Deals out of 2,080 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.