If this is this the case, the dealer probably won't be able to help. If the code in your manual purse thingy contains a code that doesn't work with the radio in your car, then it has most likely been switched.
The dealer would only take your VIN and give you the same code you already have in your manual.
You have to remove the head unit by unscrewing the two torx\hex bolts on either side (under the little tabs) and pulling the unit out of the car. If you have an alarm, it may go off so you need to appropirately disarm it.
I plan on removing my headunit & selling it, or switching the battery in my car (which will cause the code to come up) and I do NOT know the code. Will I have to pay the dealer any money to get the code?
Yea it's free to get the code. But I took it to this other bmw dealership and they we're charging me $80 bucks. I said, "what do you take me for, a schmuck?" So I went to the other BMW dealership a lil further then this one and they gave it to me for free.
same thing happened to me so i had to go to the origional dealer where the car was purchased. Also in the registration book that comes in the car there should be a card with the number. other wise i think you will need the vin # and the registration (ligitimate proof of ownership)
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