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Old 09-28-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question Stereo Code

Hi all-

I have a '92 525i and I recently replaced the battery. Well, of course, the deck deactivated and I need a code to set it right. I don't have the owner's manual, but I think the deck is factory (it's a BMW stereo with CD changer).

Does anyone know of a way to retrieve this code or bypass it? I really don't want to have to buy and install a new deck...

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Old 09-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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You can go i think to a local bmw dealership with your vin and ask for it, i don't know if there is a charge for it or not, but they should be able to retrieve it, then write it down somewhere safe, anytime you disconnect or replace your battery your codes will erase on your factory stereo, it's anti theft measure.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'll try calling one tomorrow and check on that.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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You need to remove the radio. To remove it you need a 5-sided tool for the task. On the back there's the serial number stamped to a small plate, then call the dealership so they can give you the radio code.

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Old 09-30-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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Having an issue with my 1995 BMW 525i. I imputed what I thought was code. Code screen has 4 spaces but I have a number that has 5 digits. And on top of that the alarm sounds and have to disconnect battery every time.Car will not start. Can someone help? Thx.

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