Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

BMW radio code not working!


First page Previous page 1 2 3 Next page Last page  View All Email This Post



bigpaw22
Novice

May 16, 2005, 1:29 PM

Post #1 of 55 (79556 views)
  post locked   BMW radio code not working!  

HI I just aquired a 325 BMW. I have the radio code but am not sure if I am doing anything wrong because it still says code. If you can help let me know, thanx mark.


(This post was edited by carjunky on May 16, 2005, 5:18 PM)


carjunky
Enthusiast

May 16, 2005, 5:16 PM

Post #2 of 55 (79474 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Hi BigPaw22,

On my car 1992 BMW 325i. You have only three chances to put the code in.. So let the car wait a bit then turn the radio knob on. when it says code input the code you have.... if after the first time it beeps and nothing happens, try putting the code in a second time in a row....

This once did it for me....

Good luck


bigpaw22
Novice

May 17, 2005, 1:51 PM

Post #3 of 55 (79454 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Thanx I will give this a try and let you know if it works. Thanx again


bigpaw22
Novice

May 17, 2005, 6:04 PM

Post #4 of 55 (79439 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Hi again, well I tried and it doesn't seem to be working since it still say code. Thanx for your help, I'll keep searching. Mark


carjunky
Enthusiast

May 17, 2005, 8:52 PM

Post #5 of 55 (79435 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Mark,

Are you sure that code matches your radio? Also you could only try three times every 1/2 or hour not sure.....


bigpaw22
Novice

May 18, 2005, 4:17 PM

Post #6 of 55 (79399 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

HI, well I did call BMW with the radio tag numbers on it, just not sure if I am doing something wrong. thanx


bigpaw22
Novice

May 18, 2005, 5:36 PM

Post #7 of 55 (79393 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Thanx for the help, I disconected the power from the back of the radio and used the code. It works, Thanx again.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

May 19, 2005, 12:33 AM

Post #8 of 55 (79389 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Thanks for posting your FIX! It's my mission to fix whatever, on line, and don't know Jack about BMW radios. Now I have some info on this and can maybe help another when and if that happens. Thanks to all who post a FIX, best from me, Happy and safe motoring to all,



carjunky
Enthusiast

May 19, 2005, 5:51 AM

Post #9 of 55 (79383 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Yeah thanks for posting the fix... When I get time to take out my radio and get the code I'll call BMW as well, and if I run into trouble I'll try unpluging the power first Wink


bigpaw22
Novice

May 19, 2005, 5:25 PM

Post #10 of 55 (79365 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

you are all welcome for the help. good luck to you all and I hope I can rely on this sight again for help. Bye for now


CJ8140089
New User

Jan 29, 2006, 1:44 PM

Post #11 of 55 (76456 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

I recently replaced the battery on my 1992 BMW 325i and now it is asking for a code for the radio to work. i have looked through all of my papers for some sort of code to input into the radio however i still cannot find one. i also bought it from a private seller in 1998 so im not sure how to go about tracking the code down. and the nearest BMW dealer happens to be almost 100 miles away. Any ideas for how to get the code?


carjunky
Enthusiast

Feb 2, 2006, 12:32 PM

Post #12 of 55 (76387 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

   
If you take out the radio and write down the serial number from the back of the radio, then try calling your dealer. They may give you the code sometimes they want you to be in person to make sure the vehicle isn't stolen. But its worth a shot and you will need the number anyway to retrieve the code.


bmw1990
New User

Jun 7, 2006, 8:06 AM

Post #13 of 55 (74792 views)
  post locked   post icon Re: BMW radio  

This was a very helpful thread. So let me add something that may be helpful. I've been to the dealer before to reset the radio, but the radio went to code again after I had other work done to it. Instead of calling dealer or getting serial number for radio, I looked at my past invoice from last time dealer reset my radio. The code was right there on my invoice! Hope that helps.


carjunky
Enthusiast

Jun 7, 2006, 9:35 AM

Post #14 of 55 (74788 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Hey... great follow-up....
It always helps when people post helpful tips....



What I did was fold up that paper with the code on it and placed it in the glove box inside the car insurance card holder.

So now all my important docs are in the same place..... Car insurance card, vehicle registration card, and radio code ;-) Even though I now have Sirius satellite radio, i need the radio to receive the signal.


Guest
Anonymous Poster
kashif001@gmail.com

Nov 21, 2006, 10:36 PM

Post #15 of 55 (73066 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

Hi

I am having similar code problem, my stereo is asking for the code. I have the serial no taken out from the back of stereo and got the code from a paid web site and it did not work .

any idea ??


remi
Anonymous Poster
m33remi@yahoo.com

Dec 2, 2006, 10:13 AM

Post #16 of 55 (72985 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

i have a 318ti and would like to know if the code you used was also a 5 digit code

And where and what kind of tool would i have to get to remove my radio to check my ser#


carjunky
Enthusiast

Dec 8, 2006, 6:05 PM

Post #17 of 55 (72911 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

I think the bmw codes are 5 digits and its best to drive up to a local bmw dealer and ask them for the codes.
Try putting your code in twice back to back



As for the tool to remove the radio and read your serial#

You need either a
1 pc. five (5) sided Pentagon driver - Most every BMW model excluding E38 & E39
or
1 pc. Allen key - for New BMW E38 & E39


Guest
Anonymous Poster
ljwelk@belsouth.net

May 9, 2007, 5:42 PM

Post #18 of 55 (70730 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

I think I have the right code. My problem is I do not always get a confirm tone (beep) when I hit a number while entering the code. So I am not sure whether the radio registers the number I enter because it does not beep. I have entered the code both ways -- Just hit each number once (even if they do not respond with a beep) And press them until I hear the beep which may mean I hit a button twice. It is still reading "code". I have had the battery out. Will that suffice for unconnecting it? Now that is a RTEAL problem!!!


vishal
Anonymous Poster
vishgoel@gmail.com

May 16, 2007, 11:24 AM

Post #19 of 55 (70620 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

I have a 95 525i. My wife left the car light on so i had to get it jump started. Now the radio is asking radio code. can anyone help how to get the code. I am third owner or the car, so cant trace the code.

Do i have to take out the radio? try removing battery? etc etc...


Guest
Anonymous Poster
jacques.oliva.belair@icm-mhi.org

Jun 5, 2007, 10:41 AM

Post #20 of 55 (70243 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio  

my radio serial num. is:

90881600300

and I see another code wich is

PMH 000 2734


Guest
Anonymous Poster

Jun 24, 2007, 2:46 PM

Post #21 of 55 (69884 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio code not working!  



Guest
Anonymous Poster

Jul 8, 2007, 12:13 AM

Post #22 of 55 (69622 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio code not working!  



ABQ Guest
Anonymous Poster

Jul 28, 2007, 9:27 PM

Post #23 of 55 (69179 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio code not working!  

Here is a solution posted on bmwe34.net

Resetting radio after power is removed or display shows "CODE"
• If the correct code is not entered in the three successive tries, the radio will not accept entry until the radio has been ON for one hour. IMPORTANT: When entering 5-digit code number, be sure to complete sequence number of that 5-digit code. For example: Code No. sequence is 12345 and you mistakenly enter 125 instead of 123, continue the code number sequence of 45 to complete that entry. The radio will not operate and "CODE" will reappear in the display. Re-enter the correct number sequence of 12345 and operation of the radio will continue. NOTE: If an audible beep is heard while entering the 5-digit code, STOP immediately. Begin entering the code again, starting with the first number of the 5-digit code.
• Another solution from Steven V. The local BMW dealer told me that if I turn the ignition key to the number two position and leave all the dash lights on then disconnect the battery for fifteen minutes to a half hour. The system will re-program itself when the battery is connected. It does not say that in the manual or CD rom but it apparently worked fine. Of course the radio had to be recoded again


Guest
Anonymous Poster

Aug 4, 2007, 1:14 PM

Post #24 of 55 (69043 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio code not working!  

If you get locked out after three tries, leave on for one hour and retry CODE, this worked for me.
Thanks !


Guest
Anonymous Poster
tylermcm@gmail.com

Aug 14, 2007, 12:45 PM

Post #25 of 55 (68815 views)
  post locked   Re: BMW radio not working!  

I have a problem with my 1992 BMW 325i radio.
My battery died and after i replaced it the radio said CODE. I put in the code and the radio worked fine while the car was running. The next time i went to use my car, the radio wasn't working at all. Nothing comes up on the display and i tried putting in the code again but nothing happened this time.
Does anyone know what is wrong with it and how to fix it?






First page Previous page 1 2 3 Next page Last page  View All Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap