i got a 1993 325i with a stock radio i replaced the battery on the car and now my radio displays code when i turn it on. i looked in manual and couldnt find anything on the radio only how to disalbe start up also called the old owner and said he doent remember using any code Thank You For The Help
Snoop around in your owner's manual/folder (if you have original), code may be hiding in there somewhere. Otherwise a trip to the dealer should do it, they have to look it up online using their secret tools :>)
__________________ <span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
No mods - - - very happy as is!
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Yup, the code is a 5 digit number.
If you have the radio ID card it will be in there along with the radio serial number.
Sometimes previous owners handwrite the number in the manual somewhere or ink it on the inside of the trunk in an inconspicuous place. It may pay for you to "snoop around" a bit. Otherwise, as it was mentioned above, you may have to make a trip to the dealer. If you practice your nice side they may look it up for free.
Maybe the next oil change can be done at the dealer and they'll throw in the code for you.
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I suppose I could be nice and look it up for you. I'll need to know the serial number of the radio. You can remove it with a 2mm-ish allen, one screw on each side. It may be a special size, though. It depends.
If you have an "M" button between the + and - ( I think that's right....) then you can turn the key on, then press and hold that button for about 8 seconds. The serial number will display. If not the serial number, then scroll with either the plus or minus buttons, or the search buttons find the serial number.
Not all radios have this feature, yours probably doesn't. In any case, if you can get me the serial number, I can look it up.
Also, if you try to input a code 3 times and the code was wrong, it'll display "code wait". This means that you will need to keep the radio on for 1 hour so it can reset. Then put the right code in. Don't let the battery go dead. Use a charger if need be, and leave the key in the first position that the radio will power up in-accessory.
I wish I had the original BMW sound system still.... I bought the car and it had a pioneer CD player and the woofers on the front kick panels were some DELFI speakers...... doesn't have any, any bass at all......
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Hello, I just purchased a 97 328i and no manuals.I pulled radio and have serial #AL 6BDUV0424237.I am about two hours from nearest dealer is there any way to get code without having to make that drive? Thanks for any help
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