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Hello, I am new to this forum and to BMW's. I have had mostly german cars in the past Audi, VW and most recently before this BMW an old mercedes. I am finding that the '89 535i that I am driving is probably the best car I have owned. That is also considering that I have driven at least two brand new cars off the lot with zero miles. Funny, but I am enjoying this car the most.
So, I just wanted to introduce myself and I hope to get pics up soon
Oh, one question: my radio is displaying "CODE". I called the dealer w/ the serial number, typed it in using the preset buttons on the radio and it dosent seem to be working. Anything I am doing wrong? Thanks, Mike
there isnt and the code I was given only goes to five. I am just stuck. I will just get a new deck. this is one of those problems no one will helpyou with. I hope there arent many of these with BMW. There werent with mercedes.
the buttons on your deck might no longer be functioning correctly. Thts why u cannot also input the correct code.
If u were closeby, my trusty laptop should be able to display the 5-digit code for you. But if frustration hasn't gotten the better of you yet, gimme your serial # and i'll see what i can do... no promises, but i will try
man this is so crappy. There is no M button on my deck. The serial number I checked and rechecked it is on a metal tag on the back of my deck. it is
A60812803. The dealer said that it is an alpine. This is driving me nuts, please help
Great thanks, I am going out of my head with no music. I really appreciate the time and effort you are putting in for me. I hope that I can do that for others on this site, to keep that kind of thing going.
Here's something interesting. Codes on some ALPINE radios are not based on serial #'s.
Somewhere in the back of your unit, you might find a row of 6 links(6 diode slots)... If you see this row of "links"(as they call them); please let me know which of the slots have a diode in them. and I can generate your code based on that.
* I actually learned something new from this thread Thanks to u
the radio code is 53142 provided that its an alpine radio. if you try the code 3times incorrectly then the radio goes in to a lockout mode. there will be no indication that its in this mode except that the radio code does not work. leave the key in position 1 and the radio on and displaying "code" for 1 hour and 15 mins. Then try to input the code. This should clear the lockout mode and allow you to input the code. there is no "enter" button or any other button to confirm the code. Just enter it using the presets and the radio will come on automatically. If at any time during the entering of the code you hear a beep, stop immediately and restart from the beginning of the code.
Hope this works out for you.
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