Expect it VERY, very soon -- apparently a new lower headset cable with some magic mod which kills the mic-induced interference. Already coming down the pipeline -- days or weeks, not months.Reno said:Anyone heard anything about the great non working CB installed on our 2005 LTs, Maybe a date for a fix?
Another part of "The Fix" is to make sure the CB part number ends in 074. This must be a particular board revision.mneblett said:Expect it VERY, very soon -- apparently a new lower headset cable with some magic mod which kills the mic-induced interference. Already coming down the pipeline -- days or weeks, not months.
I installed a VoiceII and the dealer could not get the lower cords because BMW is having them redesigned to fix the CB issue. Thankfully my service technician loaned me his two cords until mine come in. Very nice of him.mneblett said:Expect it VERY, very soon -- apparently a new lower headset cable with some magic mod which kills the mic-induced interference. Already coming down the pipeline -- days or weeks, not months.
I would also like BMW to "buy back" my CB and VOICE II so I can purchase one of the aftermarket units that actually works, probably the J& M. Having read you comment in the quote above I have to ask, Has BMW or your dealer offered to take your radio back and refund your cash?jerrywritebol said:Have been talking with dealer but they don't have any date for the change.
Also talked to BMW Customer Service and they said that they are working on the fix but did not have any date. The first time I ask them about this was in Sept 05 and have talked to them several time with the same answer. Again in Dec 27,05 with the same answer. Guess they do not have anything working. About ready to send it all back and look some place else.
Hi Lynn,Lynn_Keen said:Last Thur I took my bike over to Daytona BMW and ask them to look at the nonworking CB. They of course denied any knowledge of a wide spread problem and said they would take a look. They put their electrical expert on the job promptly. About an hour and a half later they told me that they couldn't see anything obvious that would cause the problem that I was having but because I installed the VOICE II and CB myself the only way they could continue is if I allowed them to un-install all of it and then reinstall it. After that it would be covered by warranty. I said,"YEA right-just go ahead and button it back up" or something like that. They said OK and oh by the way you owe us $118 just for looking! So, as soon as I have a few days in a row available, in about a week, my plan is to remove the "BMW" CB and attempt to take the old Clarion CB/Intercom that I had on my '99 and create a jumper that I hope will tie the CB portion of the old unit into the VOICE II in a manner similar to the new CB. I've already tested the old unit as a stand alone when wired into the bike and know it works. So, if I'm successful, I should be able to determine if the noise problem with the new unit is a problem with the CB or the VOICE II. Of course sometimes my brilliant ideas aren't always successful. So, stay tuned and I'll let ya'll know how I make out.