98 528 E39 Window Tint & Radio

I just bought this car and had the windows tinted with metallic tint. It destroyed the radio reception, particularly AM. I had them remove it from
the rear window and it has somewhat improved, but not as good as it was before I had any window tint at all.
I am hesitant to retint the rear window even with non-metalized tint. If I remove the metalized tint from the front and rear windows will this take the radio reception back to "normal". Logic says it will, but I just don't know anymore.
Is there anything that can be done to boost the AM radio reception without major modifications to the car (drilling a hole in the body to run an external antenna).
Any help is appreciated, Terry terry at NeighborsEnterprises dot com
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Check the connections in the C pillar to the antenna; they sometimes get corroded (or in your case jarred loose). It's also possible the amp in the antenna circuit is toast (or was shorted by the metallic tint.)
FloydR
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There's more than one aerial imbedded in the glass and a guess is that shorting or whatever them may have damaged the amplifier/selector unit. Other possibility is removing the film might have physically damaged one.

I doubt it - it's not of the best when working properly.
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Dave Plowman snipped-for-privacy@davenoise.co.uk London SW
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I removed the metallic window tint from the rear window and the radio reception came back to almost the way that it was before the tint was applied. I suspect if I removed it from the front and rear windows it would come back to 100% of the way that it was. Now I am debating on putting on "non-metalic" film on the rear window. Has anyone done this with any problems?
London SW

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On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:17:58 -0500, "Phred Johnson"

NO NO NO leave it on the front - you just might total the car then we would all be safer. Only drive it at night with the lights off though.

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I had the same AM problem on my E39. Metallic tint ruined the reception, the non-metallic restored the reception, and now, 4 years later the tint has held up very well
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Well I finally had the metallic film removed and the radio reception improved dramatically. I drove it around for a while with no tint on. Then I finally took the plunge and put non metalized tint on the rear window. Radio reception did not change.
Just wanted to let you guys know, if anyone cared.
Terry

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