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radio removeable from bmw z3

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Question From Guest on radio removeable from bmw z3

How do I remove radio from the dash on 2000 bmw zs roadster.

Response From DrElectrics Top Rated Answer

Here you go, everything you need to know.

http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/01/081501/E36Z3.pdf

BMW radio code not working!

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Question From bigpaw22 on 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.

Response From antonio marques

Hi, before you place the code (five numbers) is necessary that the radio turn on for 01 hour at least, after this time you will be insert the code and the radio will acept immediatly.
The reason this : BMW radio do no has a Internal Memory Card (ICM in that time), for this it is necessary that the eletronic internal Systen will be turn on for one hour for renew the memory systens; Four you understand it's like a old module (CPU Cars), where you need after the turn off the battery, turn on the keys and wait a 15 minutes (around) to memorize the main functions ( like CO2, RPM, mix air and gas and etc), after this the car will be ok.

Response From Hammer Time

This question is over 2 years old. Please check the dates before responding.

Response From carjunky

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

Response From bigpaw22

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

Response From bigpaw22

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

Response From chidoga

Can u e-mail me the response so i can try?

the site I seen said
hold the M button on the radio
Turn non key and Radio button the code shoulrd show it did not work for me may be you have luck?
AL



Personal info deleted

Response From Guest

Response From Guest

just got a 95 325 and it didn't come with a factory stereo so i put one in and no sound is coming out but the radio works please help.

Response From carjunky

Mark,

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

Response From bigpaw22 Top Rated Answer

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

Response From bigpaw22

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

Response From Guest

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#

Response From Guest

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#

Response From Guest

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

Response From Guest

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?

Response From Guest

Hey guys,

I need your help i have a 97 328i, the radio code needs to be reset, i found the code at the back of my radio, but the problem is how can i inter the number 8 if the digit display on my radio is only up to 6 or 1to6, my code is 88180 , how can i inter nuber 8? please help.

thanks.

Response From Hammer Time

Please start a new question. This thread is almost 2 years old.

Response From Guest

hi i have a 1998 bmw 323i convertible and i have my code and everything it just isnt working when i type in the code at all i have typed it in 3 times then left it on for an hour and typed it in another 3 times and repeated this for 4 hrs and still it didnt work and this is definately the code can anyone please help me.

Response From Hammer Time

You'll have better luck if you start a new question of your own.

Response From Guest

I own a 94 bmw and the radio won't work i put in the code 12 times and it would not work we found out we had the wrong code but now the code light does not come on. the radio came on today without the code but when we turned the car off and back on there is no radio what do i do?

Response From CJ8140089

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?

Response From carjunky


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.

Response From bmw1990

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.

Response From carjunky

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.

Response From Guest

The last place you want to leave all your car documents is in the car!
It's people that do that only encourage the thieves

Response From Guest

Had the same problem you all describe. Work was done on my '92 525 that involved disconnecting the battery but the radio would NOT accept the code.

I am the original owner so I KNOW I've got the proper code. Tried repeatedly with no luck.

Left the radio powered up for an hour and it suddenly accepted the code.

I had some tools in hand to remove the radio if necessary so maybe the car got scared seeing me with tools and immediately surrendered !!

Response From Guest

ok, well all of what you all have given is helpful.
Now, here is what my experience has been recently.

E30 deck as I can't speak for any other.

Did all that you've all advised. 3 strikes and I was out!!!
Radio ser # matched with code dealer checked. not once, but 3 times. My radio didn't allow for the code period. I was locked out. Kept the car in access. position for 30min, 1 hour, 3 hours. didn't matter still rejected code.

Got a buddy of mine at BMW whose a tech who couldn't tell me what to do either.

Here is what am IT buddy of mine did.
Opened up the bottom of a deck and found 6 solder jumpers corresponding to the code. He had to remove the solder from the jumpers and switched them around to get a "new" code. The new code was a recommendation given by some "do it your selfer guide" there were only 2 options. Since the original didn't work he used #2 option- which was a new code.

Gave it back to me; I powered it up and punched new code in and radio was on.

Sometimes it just locks out and becomes un operational.

FYI. thanks for the posts.

Response From Guest

disconect battery or the fuse on the back of the radio
for up to 24hrs.it worked for me;
put your code in...

Response From Jeff Norfolk

sound like radio quit. Sorry

Response From Guest

hey, my names hogan and i just bought a 1992 bmw 535i. The battery died yesterday and, like the others, my radio is asking for a code. the radio is a bmw dolby system. can anyone help me out? i really don't want to take the radio out right know.thankes

Response From Guest

hi i was just wondering if anyone can help me i have a 1989 325i con and i need the radio code...does anyone have it????please help i have no music...

Response From Guest

I have a 1993 740i and tried both suggestions and neither worked. Has anyone found any other solutions?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

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,

Response From Guest

hello,, iv got a code prob with my b.m.w. radio. iv got the code and iv entered it, but the set is tellin me 2 wait... iv waited a week now... can u help at all

Response From Guest

BMW 325 i Radio locked up when trying to pair and then use with cell phone. Hw do you enter numbers (ussuming I find them)

John

Response From Guest

I also have had the problem with the code. I am now going to try unhooking the power from the back of the radio. I did unhook the entire car, but that did not work.

Also, do you know anything about the outside temp on the bmw 325i. It will not change from -34F

Thanks for your help

Response From carjunky

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

Response From Guest

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!!!

Response From Guest

I see a lot of guys are having problems with there radios, well so am i..i have a 2002 330xi and the other day all the lights in my car went dead while i was driving, i checked the fuse and it was good, few min. later all the lights started working again.when i went to start the car it wouldent start, i checked the battery and it was no good so i went and replaced it, after i did that my radio wont work, the radio powers up its not asking for any code, it only catches one AM station, and it wont expect any cd.......HELP

Response From Guest

My 328ic radio can be removed with a 5/64" allen key.

Response From Guest

I have problem in me bmw tha radio need tha codec in know what its? sorry for me ingles am spick
spanich

Response From Guest

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 ??

Response From Guest

my radio serial num. is:

90881600300

and I see another code wich is

PMH 000 2734

Response From Guest

It is the PHE Number

Response From Guest

after reading this whole thread i see two possible solutions if you have the code and you enter it and it still doesn't work.
1. disconnect the power from the back of the radio.
(momentarily, i assume)
2. turn the key on with dash lights on and disconnect the battery for about 15 minutes.

#1 doesn't really make sense because the battery power was obviuosly interrupted to get the flashing CODE. #2 for similar reasons unless those dash lights have something to do with it.

I was looking for a good excuse to buy an Alpine anyway.

Response From Guest

okay I have read all these threads and I still don't know what I need to do. I have left the key on the first position with the word code on the radio for about an hour and tried to enter the code and it didn't work. I then turned the car completely off and disconnected the battery for about 15 minutes put everything back together tried entering the code again and nothing. I know the code is correct because I got it from the dealer, it's 5 digits but it is still not working. Any suggestions? please help

Response From Guest

Did you ever find a solution. I had the same problem, and the only one that worked for me was from ABQ Guest. You turn the ignition key to position 2, then disconnect the battery. Wait an hour, reconnect the battery and try the code again. This worked for me when all other methods failed. I also verified that I had the correct code from the dealer (they could not fix either).

Response From Guest

Would like help in removing a 325IC radio to get radio code/serial number

Response From Guest

You know why the highest number in any radio code is a "6", is because thats the highest numbered button on the radio. To enter a code of 64313, you have to press the six, then the four, then the three and so on. Each button only gets pressed one time. I have heard of people attempting to press the "1" button six times, then press the "2" button four times, then pressing the "3" button three times, and so on, to enter their code. That only locks up the radio!

Response From Guest

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

Response From Guest

Response From Guest

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...

Response From carjunky

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

Response From bigpaw22

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

can't find h/u for computer to read codes on bmw

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Question From ndadoghouse on can't find h/u for computer to read codes on bmw

i have a 96 bmw 328i & i can't find the hook up for an analizer to read my computer can anyone help me

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

The OBD2 connector is right under the dash on the driver's side.





The factory diagnostic connector in under the hood in the passenger side rear of the engine compartment

Response From usedcar129

Thanks. I have the same problem. I was going to post my question but then I found your reply and got solution for my problem.

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Need BMW Radio Code

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Question From Kuvet on Need BMW Radio Code

My sn is S0914546 anyone have a code .... Called the service center ...but they were no help.... Please help ....

Response From Guest

Did you ever find a solution? I am having the same problem in my Mazda (A Bose system). I too took it to the dealer and they weren't at all knowledgeable.

Response From Nikkid31

Hello I need the code to my BMW 325I 1992 radio I lost the one I had can you please help me thank you if you can.

Response From Whitlock987

The only place to get the radio code is at the dealer thay should have it at the BMW dealer

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

You should be able to get it here also.

http://www.radio-code.com/

2000 BMW 540I Code P1475

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Question From comnavguy on 2000 BMW 540I Code P1475

This BMW 540i V8 with 122,000 miles set P1475 a few weeks back. The book says it is the "Leak Diagnosis Pump". What the heck is that and where is it on the car?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

It's usually called a "leak detection pump". It's used to pressurize the fuel tank system to self test it for EVAP leaks.

It's in the left rear wheel well