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How do you obtain a BMW radio code without a serial number? or how do you retrieve a serial number if the sticker has fallen off of the radio?

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If it's the original factory fit radio then any franchised BMW dealership should be able to look up the code using the vehicle VIN number. Unless both you and the vehicle are known to the dealer they will not provide the code unless you show proof of ID and also of vehicle ownership. They can charge a fee, but it's often waived if you ask nicely and with smile or if you are a regular customer (or just there once only for parts or servicing).

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    Meant to add: if the radio is not the original fitment or if it has been removed from the original vehicle, then without a serial number the device is just a brick and you will not be able to recover the code. If it was any other way, then the security code would be pointless.

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Hi, my question is how I enter the code if my radio has only numbers from 1 to 6 and the code is 9878?

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