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johnbouf123
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Apr 9, 2011, 7:12 PM

Post #1 of 9 (4914 views)
Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

Hi,
I'm new at this but hope someone can help?? I let the battery run down over the cold Canadian winter on my 1995 BMW 540i now the radio will not work with entering a new code. I need to remove the radio to get the code but do not know how. Also I don't even know how to set the code in either duhhh!! I bought the vehicle used and no manuals came with it. Looking for manuals to but have had no success. Did buy one on Ebay but it turned out to be for a 97 (aaah!!) Can anyone help sure would appreciate it. thanks John b Kamloops BC Canada


Hammer Time
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Apr 9, 2011, 7:33 PM

Post #2 of 9 (4909 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

I don't believe your going to get the code that way. you will get the radio serial number and bring that to the dealer and they will get you the code after you prove ownership. They may charge you for that though.



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johnbouf123
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Apr 10, 2011, 6:05 PM

Post #3 of 9 (4897 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

Thanks I figured that my problem though..............is..........I need to remove the radio to get the serial number off the radio chassis and that is where I am hooped. I don't have any type of manuals and am clueless as to how to remove the radio to get the serial #. Also if anyone knows where to get an owner's or driver's manual for a 1995 BMW 540i I would love to hear from you. I have searched the net and did buy one on Eba7($60.00) and it turned out to be for a 1996 (totally different). Anyone want a real good complete 1996 BMW 540i owner's package I have one cheaper than cheap even has a nice leather bookd cover!!! Thanks again


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Apr 10, 2011, 6:10 PM

Post #4 of 9 (4893 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

It requires special release tools





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johnbouf123
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Apr 10, 2011, 6:20 PM

Post #5 of 9 (4888 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

Hey thanks that was quick, one more question? Apparently the "special release tools" are designed to plug into the four holes at the same time am I right? So could I not fashion a coat hanger or something similar to do the same? Thanks again want a 1996 BMW manual lol!!


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Apr 10, 2011, 6:22 PM

Post #6 of 9 (4884 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

It might work if they are the right thickness.



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johnbouf123
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Apr 10, 2011, 10:25 PM

Post #7 of 9 (4879 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

Hey thanks for all your help. I actually did a visual (a more thorough one this time) inspection and it appears on each side of the radio there is a little (1/2 " X 1/2") tab. Looks like it should clip out and I am thinking there will be either a screw )hopefully) or a pinhole. !!!!!! Can't wait till tomorrow I miss my sound system. Not at all the same.

Thanks again for your help if nothing else you really got me motivated.!! Also noticed a little "squeak" in my right rear wheel, kinda goes away when I brake, Guess that should tell me something eh>> I can be so dumb sometimes lol. HAGO!!


re-tired
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Apr 11, 2011, 6:52 AM

Post #8 of 9 (4874 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

Like HT has stated , you need the special tool to remove radio. There is no other clip or hole to do it. I have been able to use clotheshanger wire bent into a "U" and remove my radio on my lincoln .(same release system). You may have to play with it a bit to get just right.


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kenray
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Apr 12, 2011, 9:33 AM

Post #9 of 9 (4868 views)
Re: Radio Code BMW 1995 540i Sign In

Usually you can get the code for your radio with the vin number from the car. Unless of course the radio has been replaced.






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