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I need my radio code for 1986 bmw 325 es

I do not have the unlock code for my car radio it is the factory radio in the car. the serial number on the back of the radio is a 60268163D the model number is 5905

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Go the dealer ad they will reset it for you and/or find the right allen wrench and take it the radio read the radio serial/model number to the dealer they can give ti to you over the phone

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