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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 03-17-2006, 02:54 AM
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radio lockout, have code, need seq

Brain farting----I got the code to enter but cant find the correct sequence of buttons to hit, is it hit the code alone, or the band button then the code? or ???? button then code then button? Am planning on calling dealer to see if can help. Car was down for a tranny replacement to cause the radio code need entered, anyone help here
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:49 AM
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you might want to try a search on this next time. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ht=radio+codes

plus if you are going to call the stealer about it today why did you post something about this.
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:34 AM
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Mein Auto: It has two dipsticks
I had to leave the key on the on position for an hour, just enter the code, you dont need to push anything else.....Just the code, if you enter the wrong code, then you got to wait another hour....thats how i did mine......good luck
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:27 PM
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Am going to try thr 1 hour key on process- also powllsd, I posted at 0400 and waiting for anything never was a thing I enjoyed. If could resolve before talking nto the dealer, then wanted to. Also have seen varying responses to what the dealer will/won't do, and
am big on covering all bases.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:34 PM
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Am going to try thr 1 hour key on process- also powllsd, I posted at 0400 and waiting for anything never was a thing I enjoyed. If could resolve before talking nto the dealer, then wanted to. Also have seen varying responses to what the dealer will/won't do, and
am big on covering all bases.
yeah waiting does suck sometimes but you could have atleast searched before you ask. alot of people around here will slam you for not researching first. Just a FYI
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:18 PM
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Just did mine the other day .
1) turn off radio
2) disconnect negative on battery for a few minutes then reconnect.
3) turn key to on position but do not start
4)go do some chores around the house for 1 hour and 15 minutes
5) turn key off then turn key on but do not start
6) turn on radio and enter code
You should be all set . If you enter wrong code 2 or 3 times go back to step 1
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:26 PM
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maineman, all who responded....after many attempts with correct code, battery disconnect, wait an hour and then varying wait times, 2 hours finally clicked and it happened as it should, radio needed a reset for favorites, but expected that, would point out{one post somewhere said diff} if code is 1 push button 1, 2 for 2, etc. A week of driving my daughters former daily driver without the radio gave me ample time to hear all the little noises a car makes {you really should know them anyhow} ready to now drown them out and CRANK IT UP! other cars are 90 325i 2 door project, 84 733i back up car, and my now daily driver 89 325i, 4 door with a new auto tranny, and 90 f250.......German cars .Ford trucks
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:36 PM
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maineman, all who responded....after many attempts with correct code, battery disconnect, wait an hour and then varying wait times, 2 hours finally clicked and it happened as it should, radio needed a reset for favorites, but expected that, would point out{one post somewhere said diff} if code is 1 push button 1, 2 for 2, etc. A week of driving my daughters former daily driver without the radio gave me ample time to hear all the little noises a car makes {you really should know them anyhow} ready to now drown them out and CRANK IT UP! other cars are 90 325i 2 door project, 84 733i back up car, and my now daily driver 89 325i, 4 door with a new auto tranny, and 90 f250.......German cars .Ford trucks

.........my head is spinning......to many topics cramped in
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:46 AM
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Glad to hear you got tunes . Too Bad we have to put a code in for something that's not worth stealing !!!!!!!!!!!!
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