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My wife's MBW Z3 radio needs a code. Its says Code Wait. I

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My wife's MBW Z3 radio needs a code. Its says Code Wait. I had to replace the battery and when it was disconnected it went out.
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Customer: You there?
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Customer: I don't have serial number of radio
JA: No, I use streaming services like Pandora.
Customer: My wife's BMW Z3 radio serial number is ***** Can you give me the code to reset it?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just need you to give me the code...
JA: Is there anything else the BMW Mechanic should be aware of about your BMW?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Serial number is *****
Expert:  Kenny replied 11 months ago.
The CODE is 12533
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I entered the code after resetting the radio thru the one hour first turn assessery position and it didn't work. Any other great ideas?
Expert:  Kenny replied 11 months ago.
Sorry about that, what is the manufacture of your radio?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It just says BMW business co on the outside of it. I don't have book that came with it
Expert:  Kenny replied 11 months ago.
How did you get the serial number?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I saw online to hold in m until series number appeared and it did
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
So rediculus that it is so complicated to reset
Expert:  Kenny replied 11 months ago.
Ok, I agree this is a ridiculous system and we stopped using it for new cars. I think Blaupunkt is your radio.Blaupunkt radio code is 66511This is the other option for your car.Alpine radio code is 12533
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I entered your first code twice and just entered 66511 and now I am back to code wait. Duh. Now I have to reset system again for another hour and no code. Please make sure I am not charged for this