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#1 (permalink) Old 07-31-2004, 05:57 PM
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So BMW facotry radios have an anti theft code system right?

Makes sense...

Well I just looked at the radio I took out of my car. It has a code allright. The code in printed on a nice BMW sticker right on the top of the head unit.

Brilliant.

Positively brilliant.

That's like having a doormat at your house that says THE KEY IS UNDER HERE

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mine didnt have that, im guessing they just forgot to take it off when installing


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thats so you dont lose the code, take the sticker off...

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Brilliant.

Positively brilliant.
Yes, you're right. That's a brilliant way to help you remember what the code is.

What doesn't make sense, though, is why whoever sold the car to you (or a previous owner if there was one) did so without telling you it was there. Seems like it was just a careless mistake.

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The previous owner never knew it was there. That radio had been in the dash from the day it left the factory to the day I pulled it out last week.

So any radio theif in between who would have grabbed it would have immediately known the code.

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The general knowledge that BMW radios have that code is the main deterant. Has anyone ever had his bmw broken into to get the radio here????

Mine came with a plastic card with the code on it, no sticker.
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Obviously this was an overlooked detail at the factory. I just find it funny.

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I hope you removed the sticker.... now that every crook is lookin for your M... haha.. jk... nice find....


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Whoever I sell it too will be unable to lose the code now. haha

It's probably better this way. I mean it's impossible to lose the code on this, and who's really going to try and steal a tape deck in 2004 anyway?

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I would... a tape deck in a 04... thats just pimp man


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I would... a tape deck in a 04... thats just pimp man
If it was an 8 track, I could follow your logic.

Those are kick ass.

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ok... understood... I agree... 8 track would be better... but still... you see my thought....


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Now that I think about this more I think I need a car stereo that'll play vinyl. That would be bitchin.

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That would be huge.... not enough room in the M....



BTW... my M is down...... shit a water pump today.. please pray.... Moment of silence.... something.


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eh....waterpumps come and go. The M will last you.

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