I have a bmw 735i 1989. My battery was dead and when Its charged, the radio
require codes to get it back on . I don't have the code, and I removed the
radio to look for serial number, but the S/N is not there anymore . There
are some numbers like ID number, but there is no S/N. I went to dealership
to help me check it out , but to no avail. Please, what can I do . I need
your help. I have been driving this car without music.
If there is truely nothing the dealer can do, as opposed to what he is
willing to do for you, then toss the radio in the trash. Never heard of
any "majic" or "secret" way of getting the code from the radio. If
there was one, then they would not really be theft proof.......
Do yourself a huge favor and heave that POS radio as far as you can.
Then replace it with a decent head unit with an in-dash CD player. If
you have the CD Changer in the trunk, remove it and put it up for sale
on eBay and you'll probably recoup the cost of your new (better) head unit.
Call on another dealer. The service person at the one you used is
1) an arrogant jerk who obviously doesn't *want* to help you or
2) an ignorant jerk who is too *stupid* to help you.
Give them the VIN of the *car* (assuming the radio is the original) and
they should be able to give you the code numbers. If it is not the
original radio, I would still expect they can obtain the code by using
the numbers on the unit itself.
FWIW, I have never had to pay for this service. The dealerships I have
dealt with all did it as a courtesy to me.
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