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Hi I need an unlock code for my ALpine OEM AM

Hi I need an unlock code for my ALpine OEM AM FM WB radio in my 1991 318 i . I was given a code 63322 but it does no9t work. Is this correct and if it is, is there a speciual way to input it to unlock the radio? THanks

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  • urogynsoluti May 09, 2010

    OK I have the OEM manual for the radio in my 1991 BMW 318 i. It says it is model
    88 88 1 600 175
    and it is described as :


    Does this help for any one of you out there who can help me input the correct anti theft code to unlock this radio?

  • urogynsoluti May 10, 2010

    I appreciate your resply but I am not going to remove my radio for that. I am not that mechanically inclined and I dont want to mess up a pretty good looking dash.
    Is not there SOMEONE out there that has one of these cra**y OEM cassette players that can help me out for a BMW 91 318i ?
    Does even BMW know what model it is or have the code to unlock the bloody thing?

  • urogynsoluti May 23, 2010


    OK I took thge plunge and pulled the radio out. There was a back plate with a number on it:

    F 01185896 D

    So does this help me at all with theunlock code and procedure to unlock this OEM AM/FM/WB Cassette radio in my 1991 BMW 318 i ? Again I presume it is an ALPINE but tere is nothing on the radio(front or back
    that states manufacturer.
    Again I was toild the unlock code was 63322 but it does not work. Is this the right code and am I doing it the right way?



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It all depends on which type of radio it is.

Post the radio MODEL number plus ALL the letters+numbers on any labels or barcodes

Posted on May 01, 2010

  • xxxxxx xxx May 09, 2010

    I do not recognise the model number 88 88 1 600 175 quoted. These older BMW Alpine radios usually have a model number beginning with CM ****.
    The radio will have to be removed from the dashboard and then post all the letters+numbers found on any labels, barcodes or stamped in the metal casing

  • xxxxxx xxx May 10, 2010

    Each radio has a different code that can ONLY be identified by the dealer using the car VIN number (and the original factory database) OR by decode calculator software using the SERIAL NUMBER found on the casing OR by taking the radio into a Radio Decoding Service so that they can electronically read the code inside the radio`s memory chip or wiring.

    As the dealer has presumably given you the original code by using the VIN number....and this does NOT work , then it looks as though the radio may have been recoded to a completely different number to the one it left the factory with ( Remember it is nearly 20 years old) or it uses a wired code system inside the radio.

    This means that if you require a working radio , then it will have to be removed from the dashboard , either to be taken into a Radio Decoding Service...or replacing with another radio with a working code ..

    Here is a free website with details on how to remove various makes+models of radios.



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