GO FISHING, use SLABSAUCE Fishing Attractant
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Problems with radio codes?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    WA, USA

    Default Problems with radio codes?

    hi im new here. i just bought a 1994 525i and it still has the original stereo. I wanted to replace it with something newer with an mp3 cd player but was told not to due to the radio code in the stereo. Apparently it would screw up the electronics and things would start going wrong. Is this true by any chance? or would it be safe to remove the original stereo.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Wellington,New Zealand


    i am no expert but you can definetly can change the stereo.The stereo system in our cars IS different to most other cars though
    Gone but not forgotten

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004


    It would be good if you complete your profile in your avartar, so that we can see the year of production, the engine type, if it is a manual or auto trans, and also from which country you are. because that is also important in this case. US models have a code in their audio system, my car in Japanese specification does not have one.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006


    The radio antitheft aplies only to the radio on the e34. No radio, no antitheft. The newer models used a Kbus and could cause troubles if handled incompetantly.

    You can replace the stock radio with no worries about any code issues. The problem comes up with wiring up the speakers. do a search on this board about wiring up a new head unit with the old amp.

Similar Threads

  1. 1990 E34 Radio Wiring Color Codes
    By Polley in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-15-2009, 01:36 AM
  2. Radio Codes
    By begeta50 in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-31-2006, 11:35 PM
  3. Radio Codes
    By begeta50 in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-08-2006, 06:35 PM
  4. radio codes are 5 digit?
    By rob101 in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-09-2006, 04:24 PM
  5. Radio Codes: Like Puzzles?
    By AWDSM in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2006, 04:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts