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

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

254,425

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.

3,335

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 of 1 people found this helpful.
4,705

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 33,173 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,040
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,620
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
445 Great Deals out of 16,368 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW M3
48 Great Deals out of 1,780 listings starting at $5,995
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
630 Great Deals out of 26,013 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
274 Great Deals out of 11,336 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Mustang
732 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
468 Great Deals out of 19,851 listings starting at $1,400
Used BMW 7 Series
159 Great Deals out of 5,844 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW X5
443 Great Deals out of 12,266 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Charger
444 Great Deals out of 27,829 listings starting at $1,979
Used Honda Accord
1,114 Great Deals out of 61,914 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 6 Series
81 Great Deals out of 2,687 listings starting at $5,700
Used BMW 1 Series
58 Great Deals out of 1,016 listings starting at $5,995
Used Honda Civic
817 Great Deals out of 73,280 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
199 Great Deals out of 8,248 listings starting at $24,984
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 1,703 listings starting at $18,980
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,389 listings starting at $15,995
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
296 Great Deals out of 5,524 listings starting at $11,995
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,596 listings starting at $10,495

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.