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When you disconnect your battery and then reconnect it again, it disables the radio. This is an anti-theft protection for your car radio.
The enable your radio the activation code is in your vehicle owner's manual. If you do not have this code you need to go to your BMW service centre and get them to enter this code for you.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it sounds like the Multi information display has failed (MID). It is the long display with all the radio controls on it. If you want to find a known good part they are really easy to swap out. Just remove the radio knob and if you look down in there, there is a place to put a T10 (i think maybe bigger or smaller) torx T10 screwdriver.if you turn it while pulling back slightly on the screwdriver it should come right out. It usually is the component that fails but as always you may want to check your fuses.
Posted on May 03, 2009
try taking the radio out and looking on the top for the parts number. call Honda and tell them what is going on and they will give you a 4 digit code that will reset the radio. i had the same problem with my 05 civic, did that and it worked for me.
Posted on May 29, 2009
The anti theft feature in the radio was probably tripped when you replaced the battery. One solution would be to take the car to a Honda dealership to have the radio anti theft feature reset. A good car stereo shop should be able to reset it as well.
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
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