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I have a 1989 750iL and have my radio code. However, when I

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JA: Hello. What do you want help with?
Customer: I have a 1989 750iL and have my radio code. However, when I turn the radio on it shows the number 1 and does not ask for the code.
JA: Has the battery been recently disconnected? Have you checked the manual or the glove box for the radio code?
Customer: Pearl,
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. I have the code, but the radio only displays 1 not code.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The battery was disconnected. I do not have the full radio manual.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Steve replied 8 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
Did this start when he battery or radio was disconnected? Or did it start out of the blue?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It was the result of disconnecting the battery for winter storage.
Expert:  Steve replied 8 months ago.

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I would suggest unhooking the battery again and seeing if it will accept the code.

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if it will not, then unfortunately this would indicate the radio has failed (happens from time to time) and the best action would be to purchase a replacement on ebay

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