Used BMW Aerial Roofs

All used BMW Aerial Roofs listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for BMW are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Aerial Roofs

The BMW roof aerial receives radio waves so that you can listen to the radio in your car.

The roof mounted aerial fixes to the roof of your car and you can buy either a retractable or non-retractable aerial. Retractable roof mounted aerials can be extended fully or retracted back into the body of the car, which is a useful function making it less likely to be damaged by corrosion due to the weather or broken off accidentally.

The BMW roof aerial is connected to the car stereo by an aerial cable which houses the conductor needed to receive radio reception, and is basically an extension of the center conductor inside the aerial cable.

The BMW roof aerial may, of course, get damaged or simply over a long period of use suffer general wear and tear and will need replacing.  A roof aerial will usually last between 4-6 years before you need to buy a new one. If the BMW roof aerial snaps then you will, of course, need to buy a new one. If there is no obvious damage to the roof aerial but you are experiencing poor reception and sound quality which is getting worse over time, then this is a sign that you need to replace the BMW roof aerial. It is possible that your car will still be able to receive FM radio when the roof aerial has stopped working but if your car is unable to pick up a signal on the AM frequency then it is very likely the aerial is broken.

BMW trivia

  • Did you know that BMW built a Lamborghini? The two popular companies decided to make a race car together, but Lamborghini pulled out during the manufacturing process. BMW carried on, and the final result was the original BMW M1 supercar.
  • The Cold War affected BMW sales so significantly that the company was nearly bought out by their arch-rivals Mercedes in 1959. A silent investor saved the company, but the rivalry between BMW and Mercedes Benz is ongoing.
  • One of the reasons older BMWs keep their value is because it's easy to get spare parts for even the oldest models. That's because BMW has carried on making car parts, even for cars that were built in WWII.
  • It might not be the accessory that everyone needs, but for BMW drivers in South Africa who were worried about carjackers, the 'Blaster' was a flamethrower that shot huge flames from either side of the car. Not currently available in the UK…
  • The BMW company was founded way back in 1916 and originally manufactured engines for planes. High demand for plane engines during WWI was good news for BMW, but they carried on making plane engines right up until 1945.