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1997 bmw 328i radio code

I need the radio code for my beemer please

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  • nsd4f Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same problems with my 96 BMW. My radio has not worked since I changed my battery 3 years ago!? I have checked fuses, electrical wires but there is no power at all to the radio. THough the red light does blink meaning the theft protection is on. No power I have the code but am not able to enter it. Any suggestions?

  • impulse2 Mar 04, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. When you say "leave it for an hour without power" does that mean just turning the car off? Or unhooking the radio?



  • Balto BMW Apr 19, 2009

    1995 BMW 540i. What is the sequence of steps required to put in the radio code? Do not have owners manual, but I do have the code. Please advise. Thank you. Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Need radio code for 1995 BMW, serial@ A30814643A



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It will be with your owners documentation packet that includes the operating manual on a card in the radio guide booklet ( I just leave one in the glove compartment. The bimmer comes with two plastic cards displaying the radio unlock code for your radio. If you don't have or can't find the code in the radio booklet/packet, then you can get the code with your VIN (vehicle identification number) through a BMW dealership or a BMW Technician with access to the list. There are even Members of BMW forums that will provide your code via the VIN, but either way this will only work for the original radio (hopefully yours hasn't been replaced).
I bought a replacement radio for my 750 and I wrote the code down in several locations and I suggest you do the same when you get yours, as it's no fun guessing at it as you get three tries and have to leave the radio sit without power for over an hour before it will let you enter another code again and there are 1.000 possible codes.
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    Frank Fernandez May 16, 2008

    It may very well have been the radios serial number as Kidyubyub posted and not the VIN. For my model Bimmer there were two different possible stereo manufacturers (Alpine and Pioneer).


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I think the code corresponds with the radios serial number, and any BMW dealer should be able to give you the code based on that serial #.

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