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Old 10-11-2006, 04:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody I bought E39 540i model 1997 and i want change the battry so if I disconnect the power from the car do i have to enter code for the stereo ?.

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I'm pretty sure that e39's do NOT have radio codes. The code function was only on the earlier models with the standard-sized radios.
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and i'm pretty sure it does
i think my 528 did have it, but i believe the only time you'll have to use the code if you car has been disconected for quite some time.
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If you do find you need the code you will have to go to the dealer to get it...we never charged for it, it happens.
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The E39s do have radio codes. Some dealers require you to bring in the car, while others will give them to you free of charge. Just give them the last 7 digits of your VIN. Good luck.
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The radio has it's own code, it's not just the last 7 of the vin...but it's true most dealers will give you the code for free...as I said S**t happens.
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and i'm pretty sure it does
i think my 528 did have it, but i believe the only time you'll have to use the code if you car has been disconected for quite some time.

So that's mean if i disconnect the power for a short period and I replace the
new battry nothing will happen to the stereo .

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Go ahead and disconnect the battery. Nothing will happen with your radio. I also have a 97 540i and had to replace my battery. Check the link below for my experience with it!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/5-s...hlight=battery

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Thank you LOS for that information .
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