Well I sure don't know much about BMW's. I've never seen a radio
without a balance control since stereo came in some 40 years ago. The
dedicated factory radio manual makes no mention of it and none of the
controls address L/R balance so I thought the smartest people I know,
those high thinkers of the alt.autos.bmw internet newsgroup might know
what the secret BMW radio handshake is.
Glad you all got a chuckle and happy motoring,..
No for asking why the AC is not cold, the washers don't work and probably
about the suspension spec' using a paranym.
In this case the radio is probably a replacement.
About every month or so the group gets a series of posts from someone who
has made an ill advised purchase of an elderly and / or ill maintained BMW.
They ask why there are coloured lights on the dash, error messages,
misfires, scuffed tyres, electrical glitches etc.
Another source of frequent amusement are those who seek to enhance their BMW
by fitting non standard ESU chips, diffs, exhausts, wheels etc*. and then
wonder why it no longer works properly.
* in a recent case all of these and then some!
On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:25:48 +0100, "Dori A Schmetterling"
Well, I've owned lots of old cars, mostly MGs. At 144k miles I think
this one has less issues than most of them, although I wish it didn't
knock when you first start it. In fact after replacing the $135 wheel
bearing it drives smoother than most of the brand new cars I've been
in. It must have been glorious when it was new.
Replacing the dashboard battery fixed some of the spurious warning
lights, the oil change reminder and the goofy gas mileage guesser.
If anyone knows where the wiper wash relay (assuming there is one) is
located I'd appreciate you telling me. That would be helpful as it
rains and snows and people blast slush on your windshield all day
So far I think I did ok for $1500 usd.
On the factory cassette/radio of the day, pushing starts the Signal
Scan function, posts SC on the display and scans for medium to strong
stations pausing seven seconds for each one. Pulling the volume knob
removes it. I'm proud and grateful to finally be able to contribute a
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