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I would seek this advice from a radio fitting specialist as fitting anything into a car's electronics can cause big problems . There are many people who contact us with complaints after DIY radios and each one relates to incompatibility with the CPU in the car.
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.
Enter the 5-digit Radio Code using the radios station preset buttons. After entering the fifth digit press the > button and the radio will activate. Any presets you had before the power loss will return. Apparently a capacitor in the radio holds that information
Had the same problem with my '03 330xi. Navigation worked fine but radio and CD did not work at all. I opened the fuse box located in the glove compartment to check the three fuses associated with the navigation system and radio. #7, #39, and #41. All three fuses were intact so I put them back in. I then put the key into the ignition, turned it to position 2 and miraculously the radio came to life. I guess it acted as some type of reset?