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Old 07-07-2006, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to enter the code of my car radio?


Hi everybody.
Yesterday i changed the battery of mi 318 bmw and i can't enter the code for the radio.In the manual it says that I should see "----" under the sign CODE on the display, but it's not like that.The display shows only the word CODE and when I try to enter any digits it just makes a BEEP sound and nothing happens.So i made a picture of the condition of my radio and I will be very happy if someone can help me to get to the point of entering the code.
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How many times did you try to enter the code? If it's too many, you may have locked it out...
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Yeah, sounds like it's locked. Keep the radio on for about an hour then try again.
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Thank you, but how should I know when it is ok to enter the code?Shlout it sho something like "----" under the sign CODE?
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i had this problem, listen, leave the key in the car turn on the electrical and leave for 40 min (engine not on, only so u can have electricity running) then itll reset ur radio, then enter ur code UNDER THE SIGN CODE the #'s will not show up when u enter it, when u enter the code correctly then ur radio will turn on, good luck.
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i had this problem, listen, leave the key in the car turn on the electrical and leave for 40 min (engine not on, only so u can have electricity running) then itll reset ur radio, then enter ur code UNDER THE SIGN CODE the #'s will not show up when u enter it, when u enter the code correctly then ur radio will turn on, good luck.
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yeah I remember when I first got my car and the code hadn't been put in, was a pain. I did it the same way as what has been said, but I think I waited just over an hr to be safe.
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