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Airbalancer
01-07-2006, 09:45 AM
How does one find the unlocking code for the radio?
Battery was disconnected, now need a code
Do not have orginal manual so no code for an E36 1998

SRFast
01-07-2006, 07:56 PM
How does one find the unlocking code for the radio?
Battery was disconnected, now need a code
Do not have orginal manual so no code for an E36 1998

The radio security code is on a credit card like plastic card. If you can't find it, you have two choices:

1. Contact the oriignal BMW dealer and explain your situation. They might have the radio code on file. You will need to provide ownership documentation.

2. If cannot contact the original dealership, contact any BMW dealer's service department and provide them with the VIN, the radio's serial # and proof of ownership. They can get the security code based on the VIN and serial number. Based on your relationship with the dealership, they may or may not charge a service fee.

You will need to remove the radio to obtain the serial number. If you cannot do this yourself, it is best to have the dealer do the work. Unfortunately, you will probabaly be charged for this service.

Hope this helps & good luck....JL

Airbalancer
01-08-2006, 05:13 AM
Thank for the info.
It is for my sons car.
He is out in Halifax for the 6 month posting with the Navy
I wonder if they have a dealer out there?