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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:16 AM
mckenzin mckenzin is offline
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Unlock DVD Region / Area Code

Hi there,

I have recently purchased a UK imported 2010 X5 (CIC). The front Multimedia DVD Player is set to Area-Code 2 for DVD. Unfortunately here in New Zealand we use Area-Code 4. Can I unlock region coding on the Multimedia DVD Player?
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:37 PM
ard ard is online now
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I suspect you need to get into "coding" to be able to set this. There is a sub forum you should check out.

maybe member blue dragon will chime in....

Nice corner of the world you have there, BTW....

Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:17 PM
brian5 brian5 is offline
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ard is probably correct about the coding requirement.

When coding, the CIC module allows you set the AREA_CODE_DVD (the DVD region code) to:
alle_anderen (all others)
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:20 PM
mgarciah mgarciah is offline
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Yes, that the way it works, I got my CIC from Finland with region 2, all my movies are in region 1, just change the AREA_CODE_DVD to 1 and that's it, some forums talks about FA or VO change for this to work, you wont need this unless you want to make it permanent.
if you just change the programming and you have your car recoded at the dealer you will be back to the default region, but you can go and change it again.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
SweetBMW SweetBMW is offline
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There are rumours that you can only change the region by coding 5 times, then it will lock to that last region.
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