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Buz007
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BMW Business Code

Post by Buz007 » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 12:20

Hi There All!

Just refitted my original BMW Business RDS head unit and of course I've lost the code. Does anyone have the software on their laptop which churns out a code if you type in the serial number? Would obviously pay for your trouble

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by pingu » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 12:42

If you are friendly with your dealer, he will do it for free.
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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by Buz007 » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 13:24

really? Would you need the serial number? I am struggling to believe a BMW dealer would give you anything for free??!!!
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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by pingu » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 13:36

Buz007 wrote:really? Would you need the serial number? I am struggling to believe a BMW dealer would give you anything for free??!!!
You will need the serial number whoever does it. The number is on the radio, so you will need to remove it.

As I said "if you are friendly with" :wink: .
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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by Boosh » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 16:09

My BMW dealer only needed my reg number to give me the stereo code. As it happened, the head unit had been upgraded to business cd, so the code didn't work... I ended up downloading a Blaupunkt code generator for Rover cars of the same era, as they had the same oem head units. Sadly, the laptop died, and the programme with it...
Hope your dealer can sort you out,

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by colb » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 17:15

You could try this it may do your radio, will mean downloading it to run the programme, not used it myself.
http://www.freefordradiocode.co.uk/radio/

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by mrscalex » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 17:19

Would be interested to know how you get on as I will be doing the same thing.

Can't try it myself as I'm working away from home without the unit and a work laptop. I dare not download something from a site like that on this machine :( So make sure your virus checker is working.
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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by tom_sk » Mon 25 Apr, 2016 23:58

colb wrote:You could try this it may do your radio, will mean downloading it to run the programme, not used it myself.
http://www.freefordradiocode.co.uk/radio/

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by colb » Tue 26 Apr, 2016 12:04

If the first site I posted is iffy how about this one?
https://www.radio-code.co.uk/bmw-radio-codes.html

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by Robert T » Tue 26 Apr, 2016 14:17

Anything that asks you to download a program and run it on your computer has the potential to be dodgy, as the program can very easily be laden with malware, and anti-virus software might not necessarily pick it up - sites like this that offer stuff for free are prime targets for hosting such nasties, so I would steer well clear. The sites themselves are often honeytraps and so the sites themselves may also be laden with malware that utilises browser flaws to infect your computer. So please, be very careful.

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by mfckeith » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 00:57

Took mine to local dealer in Crawley,took a couple of minutes and no charge

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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by Magnetchief » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 03:47

Hold the 'M' button in for 8 secs and the serial number pops up. Use this online or via the dealership to find the activation code. No need to remove the hu


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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by pingu » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 11:18

Magnetchief wrote:Hold the 'M' button in for 8 secs and the serial number pops up. Use this online or via the dealership to find the activation code. No need to remove the hu


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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by Buz007 » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 14:37

superb. many thanks!
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Re: BMW Business Code

Post by Buz007 » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 17:42

Just tried the 8 second trick....doesn't work! Anyone else had any success?
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