Retrieve Code
Unlock Manuals
Contact Us




BMW radio code

Unlock your BMW radio code now!




BMW radio unlock codes

Many BMW vehicles are equipped with radios that require a special anti-theft radio code. This code is not required, unless the radio is removed from the vehicle, or the vehicles battery is disconnected.


Always have a copy of your radio code in a safe place, not in the vehicle!

If you have your radio unlock code, but do not know how to enter It into the radio.

Visit car radio unlock code guides, for assistance with entering your radio unlock code.


BMW uses the radio lock feature to prevent unauthorized users of your audio system and will not allow your radio to operate without the proper unlock code.


BMW began using the antitheft feature around 1990 and is still in use in most BMW vehicles today!




BMW radio code retrieval




Step 1 -  Retrieve radio serial#


BMW will have two ways of retrieving the radio serial#:


  • Type-1 or Type-2







Type 1


( For 2000 and up vehicles )


With key in off position:

Press and hold the "M" button on radio.

While holding "M" button turn key on and turn on radio.

Radio serial# should show on display.

Write this number down.

You should double check your radio serial number for accuracy, as incorrect number will delay your radio code retrieval process!

If radio serial# does not display on radio display, please refer to "type 2" below.

Click here to go to step 3.








Type 2


( For all 2000 and older vehicles )


Your vehicle requires that you remove the radio from the vehicle in order to retrieve your radio's serial number.


We do not support the removal of your audio system. However, if you require assistance, try the links below:


Radio removal guides


Mobile Information Labs





Radio serial# :

Found on chassis of vehicles radio. Radio serial# may start with AL, BP, P, Pha, F.

You must remove radio from vehicle in order to retrieve radio serial number.



Radio Manufacture :

Pioneer, Alpine, Blaupunkt etc.









Step 2 - Purchase code


  • You will receive your radio unlock code, via email.

  • Approximate code retrieval time is 30 minutes to 24 hours.

  • After receiving requested information.







Radio code retrieval



Radio manufacture  -  Not required for type 1


Vehicle - Make / Model / Year -  Email address


Radio serial # and VIN #

Click here

to purchase now!

Price $35.99











Q. How long does it take to receive my radio unlock code?

A. Usually within 30 minutes to 24 hours,

(after receiving radio information, radio serial#, radio model# etc).



Q. How will I get my code?

A. All codes are sent via email.




Q. It has been 24 hours and I still have not received my code.



  • We have not received your radio information via email, (Radio serial# Model# etc).


  • We have attempted to email your information but it comes back "undeliverable mail". ( Make sure all "email blocking" software is off ).


  • Email sent to us is incorrect (Check email sent to us for incorrect spelling or send alternative email address).


  • No telephone number was sent to contact you in the "telephone# field".


  • The Telephone number sent was incorrect.


  • The serial# sent was incorrect (Recheck radio serial# and model# for accuracy).




Copyright 1998-2019