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#1 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 07:48 PM
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Hello,

I just purchased a 92 525, apparently the radio needs a code input. Can someone tell me where I find the code needed for my radio?

Thanks
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Hello,

I just purchased a 92 525, apparently the radio needs a code input. Can someone tell me where I find the code needed for my radio?

Thanks
Sometimes you can call a dealer and give them your vin number. I believe the code is behind the radio.
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Or you can go to an audio guy, who will pull the radio and plug it in to his comp and pull the code.

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If you have your owners manual the last owner may have written it down somewhere in the book. Other than that the preveious advice is it> good luck!!

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mine was on the back page of the radio owners manual ..providing you still have that

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Thanks for the responses.

I dont have the radio manual. The previous owner had a code he wrote down in the maual but entering it does not work, unless there's a special way to enter it?
Otherwise, I'll call the stealership with the VIN to see if they will give it to me.
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I believe the correct code becomes temporarily disabled after a certain number of attempts.

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^Yes sir witeshark, it sure does. 1) Wait for radio to prompt you for the code, 2)Enter the numbers slowly, **If the radio starts to beep before you have entered all the numbers stop, wait and try again. Check other threads in this forum regarding radio codes, I know there is a couple in the 7 series forum. If you have been "booted" out by entering the code too many times you may have to try turning you ignition to "on" and let it sit one hour then retry.

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Hello,

I just purchased a 92 525, apparently the radio needs a code input. Can someone tell me where I find the code needed for my radio?

Thanks
If you can pull the radio and post the serial number, for some of the stereo brands BMW used an online lookup can be done. For other brands, you'll be visiting the dealer.

Unless your stereo has a way for putting the serial number up on the display, someone will have to pull the unit to find it. There's also the chance that your code is correct but the electronics inside the radio is messed up.

Keep us posted.
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