Radio Codes? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 09:31 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Casey3561 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Well, I put on a new fuel pump today, and disconnected the battery- as you're supposed to do.

Went through to reset the radio, and the code the previous owner gave me didn't work. I did a little looking, and found this, which says that if you punch a number twice, it's wrong. The code I was given has 2 2s, in sequence. Is this a valid code?

How much do dealers charge to get the radio code and get me happily listening to ESPN again?

Proud member of the 100,000 mile club
Proud member of the I Hate SUVs club
Casey3561 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 09:43 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stationed in OK :( from DALLAS :)
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dblmikeusa1 is an unknown quantity at this point
The code I have for the Alpine is 22623
dblmikeusa1 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 09:45 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Casey3561 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Mine's just the stock AM/FM, and I can't get the code to work to save me. 3 tries, nothing. Disconnect battery, try again, nothing. Grr...

Proud member of the 100,000 mile club
Proud member of the I Hate SUVs club
Casey3561 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 11:04 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stationed in OK :( from DALLAS :)
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dblmikeusa1 is an unknown quantity at this point
Mine is stock also, but that is the way BMW has it listed with my serial number. Try going to the dealer and asking them. I just happened to get someone who was cool that printed mine out for me.

Did this one not work?
dblmikeusa1 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 11:51 PM
Power Shifting
 
Cruzin 323is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carle Place, NY
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cruzin 323is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Cruzin 323is
well.. my buddy had a problem with his stock cd player in his diamonte. mitz charged him 50 bucks to get the code.. then another 50 to get the cd player out.. so your better off, taking the radio out.. then bringing it to the dealer to get the code.. and save yourself some money!..

or just get an aftermarket cd player... and u'll never have to worry about it agian!

-SOLD..
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2229108/1 *UPDATED 8.25.06*
R.I.P Fast 6


stuff for sale on my e36.. CHeck it out!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/aft...e36-49128.html
Cruzin 323is is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 12:01 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RallyE36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Go to your local BMW dealer and talk nice to them.
Explain your situation and they can get your radio code for free. They'll need your VIN.
Keep in mind they don't have to provide this service for free, but as good business practice they should be able to do this.

Buy your next oil filter cartridge from them, and they'll be happy.

Good luck

1996 E36 M44 318i 5sp LSD
Canadian Model
RallyE36 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 12:07 AM
5th Gear Member
 
jshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jshearer is an unknown quantity at this point
Yes the dealer can give it to you for free. They are not interchangeable so the one from dblmike will not work. I buy some stuff from the dealer anyways, best place to go for little things if you are fixing your car up. The people in the parts/service department will be nice if you are nice.

Sometimes the code is written on the top of the radio, you could pull it out and check before you go into the dealer. If you put int he code too many times it will not take it anymore and you need to reset it, the way to do this is to leave the key in the on position and don't touch anything for 1 hour(at least), then you can try the code again.

<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3466/quicksignature20te.jpg" border="0" width="600" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
jshearer is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 01:35 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Casey3561 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Reset the radio, and now it works! Oddly enough, it kept my settings for stations, but not the time. used

Proud member of the 100,000 mile club
Proud member of the I Hate SUVs club
Casey3561 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 05-27-2005, 09:43 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
kestrel325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kestrel325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Also, for what it's worth...
In some cases, the code is on a sticker on top of the head unit....

take it out of the dash and get it there.
kestrel325is is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fyi: Radio Codes FRANCOARMANI Audio and Electronics 0 04-25-2005 11:18 PM
Help With Radio Codes Romus 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 01-29-2005 07:48 PM
Need Radio codes ntenzin04 3-Series (E36) 9 08-27-2004 08:56 AM
RADIO CODES ARRRGHHHH ntenzin04 3-Series (E36) 3 08-12-2004 04:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome