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Can somebody give me the code to my radio in a 328i bmw 1997 tonight thanks

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  • kristars May 16, 2008

    i am not a idiot i know bmw will give the radio code i dont have the extra money right now or the time so if any body can give me the code i would apperciate it thanks

  • harrysrour Jun 22, 2008

    i have the same problem but i have the code and i dont know how to enter it can somebody help?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    i too have the same problem, i have the code and can punch it in ,...then what?

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Radio does not work on my 1997 bmw 328 it gives the message
"phone" a mechanic pulled it out of its slot and reset the worked for two days and again it doesnt work with same message

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If you're talking about the Anti-Theft Security code for your radio, I'm fairly sure that only a BMW Dealership would be able to retrieve and reset the radio.

You could also try disconnecting the battery terminals for 10-20 minutes, and see if it resets.

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I have the same problem. My battery was replaced on my 1996 328i. Now the radio doesn't work. Apparently it's an anti-theft mechanism. I called BMW today, and was told to call a BMW dealer who would be able to access my security code usin my VIN#, then I should be able to enter it.
I was told by the dealer they need the serial number off the back/inside the radio, then they can obtain the security code that would need entered to reset my radio.

To enter the code... see your owner's manual.
It gives specific detailed instructions on how to enter the code. (if only I knew what mine was)

If you do not have that, I can help you later.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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