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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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I replaced the radio on my BMW 318I 1995 and installed a

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i replaced the radio on my BMW 318I 1995 and installed a Sony radio. Now the car is like a blocked. does not crank
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: i am trying to start the car after radio replacement and does not start the car is like a theft system activated, can i by pass it? i do not have the control key
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.

It is possible that it is an antitheft issue. I need to know if you hardwired the stereo in or use the correct harness adapter for it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Eric, i hardwired the radio, i did not use the adapter.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, let me see if I have the audio system wiring diagram. I need to know the options on your original - cd or cassette player, number of speakers

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cassette player, the vehicle is 1995, 318i
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the radio i used is made by Sony, model CDX-GT340. Radio is listening ok, but car does not start
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Well, I will have to opt out and see if another expert has the needed diagrams to find the issue. Sorry about that

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can i deactivated the theft system or bypassed?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Iam still waiting for the answer
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