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Roadster S radio code

Post by Mickl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:19 pm

Calling all Roadster owners

Do any of you who still have the original BMW head unit fitted have a security code to go with the unit? Note; my car is a non lux, not sure if that makes a difference?

I noticed at the weekend that I do not have one with my paperwork and on visiting the local dealer today was told that the unit in my car does not require a code, I guess the proof will be when I dissconnect the battery.

On a slightly different subject while I was there I ordered a new set of modified wheel valves as per Ade's recent post and the dealer produced a photocopied Alpina specific parts list for the Roadster. I asked if he could get me a copy which he seemed a little reluctant to do he just said that he would look into it, It would be good to have a list like that for future reference.

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Re: Roadster S radio code

Post by ade and liz flint » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:25 pm

Mickl wrote:Do any of you who still have the original BMW head unit fitted have a security code to go with the unit? Note; my car is a non lux, not sure if that makes a difference?

I noticed at the weekend that I do not have one with my paperwork and on visiting the local dealer today was told that the unit in my car does not require a code, I guess the proof will be when I dissconnect the battery.

On a slightly different subject while I was there I ordered a new set of modified wheel valves as per Ade's recent post and the dealer produced a photocopied Alpina specific parts list for the Roadster. I asked if he could get me a copy which he seemed a little reluctant to do he just said that he would look into it, It would be good to have a list like that for future reference
Don't think we have one, Mick. I'll double-check when the car is home tonight for you and advise if it's different.

Parts list? Roadster S specific? Yes please! Did you get the valves ordered OK? BTW, I've fitted the insulating rings to the 3 remaining original valves for now - works just fine until I change them over fully later on. The insulating ring fitment is easily done with the tyres inflated.
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Post by PerryGunn » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:34 pm

Hi Mick,

I've just checked my documentation and there's no radio code - I didn't need one for my E39 either, and we haven't needed one for either of our 1 series (E87 and F20). The last car that I had that required a code was my E36 but that was a standard DIN fitment rather than a model-specific unit.

It may well be that they stopped requiring codes when they introduced model-specific fitments rather than standard DIN head units - but it does make aftermarket replacements a bit more troublesome.

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Post by Mickl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Hi Perry

That was pretty much what the guy at the dealers said.

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Post by joylove » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:40 pm

The radio will unlock on receipt of a valid iBus message. Without an iBus present the radio will display DISABLED.
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Post by Mickl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:19 pm

Thanks for replys guys.

Ade, Yes all ordered ok same price as you paid and fingers crossed on that parts catalogue, he reckoned that every time they need Alpina parts the email BMW for the catalogue, it gets emailed to them and then the mail is deleted, he has collected 5 parts catalogues as thats the only Alpinas they have dealt with.

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