BMW Z3 WRONG UNLOCK RADIO CODE HOW TO GET THE RIGHT ONE
I just bought a BMW Z3 2001 and find out the radio was locked. I contacted BMW dealer in Canada and provided VIN number and they gave me a 5 digit 56213 code which doesn't work. Since the BMW was bought in the states, should I contact BMW USA? Thanks
Re: BMW Z3 WRONG UNLOCK RADIO CODE HOW TO GET THE RIGHT...
Go back to the dealer that told you the wrong number ! I have one and I am currently living in the Middle East but the car was brought from Europe... they have access and can track it down... Tell them that is the wrong code and not acceptable service...I asked to speak to a service mgr and they got it to me.. are you going to have your car serviced there ?? That's the point of paying for dealership service... so they can supply GOOD service and getting you the proper code counts...
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Getting the code to unlock the radio requires access to the factory data base, that is restricted and we do not have permission. You will need to contact the dealer for help with this. The original owner was given this code.
Normally the dealer just needs to know the serial and it will give you the code in less than a minute. If the code they gave you doesn't work then the radio unit has been modified and the only ones that know what was modified are the ones that did it.
Just bite the bullet and get a new radio - one with an iPod hookup , your wife will appreciate that.
Greetings from Maryland. I have had issue with codes before myself, and it appears that ONLY dealers can provide proper coding, usually for free. Once they unlock and engage the radio for you they will give you a copy of the code for your use later. The odds are the NYC dealer provided a bad digit.
get the complete serial # off the back of the radio. the e-mail it to me a Richl@autonation.com. I will do my best to get the code and get back with you.the # can be 8-17 digits long with letters mixed in
If the radio is displaying code wait, or wait, then the ignition and radio must remain on for 1hour. I would contact a dealer within the USA and provide them with your radio serial number. The serial number can be displayed in the radio by pressing and holding down the "M" button while turning on the ignition.