I have a '94 325i and had the battery changed. The radio code had to be input but I wrongly used the program button three times with the code and it did not take. Now I am told by the dealer that nothing can be done with the radio. I don't accept this. There must be a way to re-enter the code for the radio to work. They tried waiting an hour between inputting the code again to no avail. What can I do to fix this?ThanksGreg
Country: United StatesMake: BMWModel: 325iYear: 1994
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer BMW,My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you today.Does the radio say "code wait" ?
I am not in the car at the moment but I can get back with you today if thats possible. I need to go pick it up at the dealer in a few minutes.
Okay... Please reply then.
how shall I reply, by email or what?
No, you come back to this page and reply like you are replying now.
okay, so I will just leave this page open and hopefully your still around for a while
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Hi Steve are you there?
yes I am here
okay the radio only shows the word CODE when I turn on the radio
and it won't take the code?
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the way to reset this radio, to get it to take the code again, is the following:
unhook car's battery for 30min
reconnect and then turn the key to the second position, and wait 2 hours. you will need to put the car on a charger for this time, or the battery will drain (also turn off AC system, etc, but make sure radio is on)
after 2 hours of sitting with ignition on, if it still won't take the code, then the radio has an internal fault and will need to be replaced, as the dealer said - there is no other reset procedure unfortunately. if it comes to this, you should be able to get an inexpensive replacement on ebay, or upgrade to something more modern at a car audio shop, best buy, etc
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can I just leave the car running for the two hours?
yes, you can leave it running, or just drive it for 2hours.
position 2 is the second click when you turn the key - all the way without starting the engine
okay I'll try it. Thanks for your help.
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