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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-22-2005, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ghead I have my radio code now how do I program the dang thing?
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Old 02-22-2005, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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turn the key into accessory mode and put the code in. It should beep after the fifth number
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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turn the key into accessory mode and put the code in. It should beep after the fifth number
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It beeps but does nothing..........still says code ghead
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you have the wrong code, where did you get the code from? if you got ir from the dealer and it doesnt work then the radio is prolly shot, they arent the best made radios and most of them quit at some point
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you have the wrong code, where did you get the code from? if you got ir from the dealer and it doesnt work then the radio is prolly shot, they arent the best made radios and most of them quit at some point
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lady I bought the car from says she left lights on and the radio came up reading code. She said not first time she has done it. The code was on a piece of paper she gave me. She said it worked but she left lights on and viola no more radio. GO Figure........
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she left the lights on and the battery died? other wise the radio shouldnt go into code. Its prolly done
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she left the lights on and the battery died? other wise the radio shouldnt go into code. Its prolly done
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Oh, well that just makes my day.....ok well now I need a beer so I can cry in it
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lol, well i found you a glove box latch, ill have to look some more for the other stuff
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lol, well i found you a glove box latch, ill have to look some more for the other stuff
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Ok thank you. I called a salvage yard and they said they have a BMW radio for 50 bucks, but you have to call the BMW dealership to get the code. Code schmode, tired of hearing that word. I think maybe I might put in an aftermarket cd player rather than F**K with the code BS.
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thats what i did, youll be better off
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thats what i did, youll be better off
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WOOHOO disconnecting the battery got the radio working
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i have a 1990 bmw 325i conv and would like to know if a m50 motor would fit it is out of a 92 325 i have a m20 in there know but has no comprossion in 2 cyl if so any modification required????? thank you for any help
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