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      10-23-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Replacement Amp

Hi All,

Sounds like my amp is about to die. My music cuts in and out at random times. Some days it happens every minute, other days it doesn't happen at all. After some trouble shooting I'm 90% sure its the amp.

So i'm researching to see what a good replacement amp would be. I'd also be wiling to just replace the current stock OEM amp with another OEM amp.

Any direction or suggestions?

Thanks greatly.

Richard.
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      10-23-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
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Do you have the hifi option with 10 speakers?
I looked for quite a while for a used amp for my hifi set up and even purchased a used amp off eBay from a different model BMW.
Finally gave up and bought a new OEM unit.

Even then I had to have it coded to the car to work
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yes. I have the kick butt system! lol

so even if I buy new it has to be programmed? How is that done? Can you tell me what you paid for that to be done?
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Can't recall the cost I had other work done at my indie mechanic
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      10-24-2016, 05:28 PM   #5
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Before buying an amp make sure that your battery cables are tight. The stereo is the first to cut out with a bad connection and can do so without the clock being reset. My negative cable was cracked in two and caused my battery to go bad. Huge overvoltage situation, I was up to 18V at the cigarette lighter.

If that isn't your problem try messaging Oazix. He might still have a hifi head unit for sale. Nice guy, got some speakers from him, real great packaging.
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      10-25-2016, 02:34 PM   #6
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Amp can be common to different cars so it does need to be coded to match your specific car. You can have it done at the dealer, indie who has the proper software or yourself....if you have NCS Expert/Dummy and know what you are doing.

This is true at least for the high end Carver system amp for the 2004 3.0i model I have.
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