in my wisdom i decided to find out how to set the date and time on my
535i, that worked, good, what's this code thingy!!! had to find out,
pressed code and a couple of buttons, not sure what was going on so
turned off the key, huh! turned off the ignition, doesn't that set the
code to whatever it was you had just pressed. if so what the hell did
i press before turning it off. anyway, it now wants a code to start,
any ideas how this can be reset without having to put in the code in
the first place...like battery disconnect, does this work. any info
would be greatly appreciated,
in article email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org at email@example.com wrote on 7/19/08 2:00 AM:
repeat the proceedure backwards what you did ... without thinking and
without prior intelligence.
that idiot in the white house does the same thing over WMDs, mission
accomplished, not connecting the dots, poor IQ, jump into without seeing.
He has a super vision problem as he is stuck in his toddler tantrum.
This is easy to fix, but it hurts like hell.
The good news is that your future education will be cheaper ... as plan 2 is
try towing your car to a certified BMW mechanic.
Your backyard mechanic days are over with this car.
sumbuddie wear blind sea
CODE, displayed on the radio face means the radio thinks it's in the middle
of being stolen. Well, it thinks it has been stolen and installed into
another car. The person that owns the car resumably has the Radio Manual,
and there is a credit card sized card in it with a 5 digit number.
You get three chances to input the correct code, then the radio refuses to
accept any new input. To clear the counter and get three more tries, turn
the ignition to ON but not START, and leave it for about an hour. While the
car is in this mode, look for the Radio Manual in the packet of manuals. The
radio manual is a separate manual from the Owner's Manual for the car.
If you locked the car with the key at some point in your adventures, then
reached in the window to open the door, then got in and tried to use the key
to start the car, you are being locked out of the START cycle by the
ignition bypass that is part of the Central Locking System. To recover from
this one, you have to use the key to unlock the door to turn the central
Whatever the problem is, the CODE is only for the radio to prevent theft.
There is no direct link between this and the car's refusal to start.
I have completely forgotten about that feature. I thought of CODE on the
radio face, but he's playing with CODE in the On Board Computer.
Sorry for my confusion.
I'd like to suggest a test that a thief would not have time to do in order
to steal the car.
Turn the Ignition to ON but not START, and leave it for an hour to see if
the CODE resets.
My thinking is along the lines of the radio CODE that gives three attempts
then locks out. To get three more tries, the ignition has to be set ON for
about an hour. (I had my radio get hosed by my wife and daughter, and they
plugged in all kinds of key presses before telling me. I forget how long I
had to leave the key to ON before the attempt counter was reset so that I
could put in the right CODE, but the procedure did the trick.)
Since the CODE in the OBC is a User Setting, it makes sense that leaving the
key to ON for an hour would remove any user input and allow normal operation
On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 09:54:11 -0700, "Jeff Strickland"
Disconnect the battery for 30 minutes or so (might only take a few
but what the hell). If the radio is the original BMW unit, you will
need the code for the radio or it will not work as has been discussed
here. The OBC code disable feature is kinda neat but it's use is
minimal. After you input the wrong code 3 times or try to start the
car 3 times, it will flash the lights and sound the horn for 30
seconds. Car WILL NOT start until you turn it off.
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