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Old 08-02-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default BMW Business Radio Code

I need the Code for BMW Business radio. Its from a 97 BMW 318ti.
Model # C33 DIN US
P/NO 65. 12-8 380 233
S/NO. AL 6BDU W 05 32831

I would appreciate if some one could help out. Dealer wants $150 for it, while the radio is not worth that much.
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Really? I'd find another dealer, mine did it for free!

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there`s a reason that radio needs a code, theft. even though they`re not much in demand now, maybe they were back then.

is that radio from your car or did you buy it used? it helps if you have the original cars vin number

or else maybe it`s in your book if it`s the original from your car
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My parts guy gave me the code based on my VIN.
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I need the Code for BMW Business radio. Its from a 97 BMW 318ti.
Model # C33 DIN US
P/NO 65. 12-8 380 233
S/NO. AL 6BDU W 05 32831

I would appreciate if some one could help out. Dealer wants $150 for it, while the radio is not worth that much.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:59 AM   #6
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I have the VIN number. Yes I am the original owner. Don't have the code. What dealer did you go to that you got it for free? Did you have to bring in your car?
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I have the VIN number. Yes I am the original owner. Don't have the code. What dealer did you go to that you got it for free? Did you have to bring in your car?
This is why it pays to develop a relationship with a dealer or the guys at the parts counter.
It takes all of 5 minutes to look it up.

I don't know why a dealer would do it for free unless they knew you.
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It depends on the dealership. Decent ones will do it for nothing. I go back and forth from Philly and Arlington, Va. I never set foot in BMW of Alexandria before and they did mine for nothing. BMW of the Mainline in Philly has done several of mine free. Just call another dealership.

If you haven't gotten it by Friday, pm me and I'll see what I can do.
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I need the Code for BMW Business radio. Its from a 97 BMW 318ti.
Model # C33 DIN US
P/NO 65. 12-8 380 233
S/NO. AL 6BDU W 05 32831

I would appreciate if some one could help out. Dealer wants $150 for it, while the radio is not worth that much.
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i have even gotten codes from calling the dealer, let them know you are in the middle of a stereo system install.
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i went to the dealer had the radio in hand with my car title and of course license and they did it for free he even wrote it in the back of the radio with a marker for the first fella that steals it :P
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I have the VIN number. Yes I am the original owner. Don't have the code. What dealer did you go to that you got it for free? Did you have to bring in your car?
Do you still have the owner's manual? There should be a card with the code located inside of the leather case that the owner's manual comes in.
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Now it's my turn...

On the '97 I just picked up, the PO installed a BMW Business CD player. He wrote the code on the inside of the owner's manual as well as on the unit itself. The problem is that the code he wrote is a four digit number when the unit is asking for a five digit number. The shop here called BMW for the code, based on the S/N of the head unit (the VIN wont work, since the unit is not native to the car it is installed in) and got a five digit code. This still does not work. They've been trying for about a half day now to get the code input correctly and have so far been unsuccessful. Not sure what to do now... anyone have any suggestions?

UPDATE- (and this just sounds as ridiculously crazy as it does believable) So apparently the four digit codes are Euro codes and the five digit codes are USA codes. To enter a Euro code, you have to put the unit into service mode, change the area code from USA --> Euro, enter the four digit code to unlock the unit, go back into service mode to change the area code back Euro --> USA, problem solved.

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I need the Code for
Make: BMW

Manufacturer: BLAUPUNKT

Model: REVERSE RDS C22 BP4836

Part number/model: 7 644 836 340 (341 or 641)

Serial number: BP4836T4612503
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