BMW Cars 1999-06

Radio Receiver, Tape Player, CD Player

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Removal & Installation



Make note of the radio code supplied on a tag with the owners information. As an anti-theft feature, the code must be entered into the radio once power has been removed.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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  3. On radios equipped with two vertical holes on either side of their face plate, insert a set of radio removal hooks into the holes at the sides of the radio chassis. Seat the hooks and carefully pull the radio outward.
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  5. If not equipped with holes at the sides of the chassis, pull the knob off and insert the hooks at the holes at the cassette opening and pull out.
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  7. On radios equipped with screws at the edges of the chassis mounted at an angle, remove the screws and pull the chassis out.
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  9. On radios equipped with small access doors on the lower left and lower right corners:
    1. Carefully pry the pivoting doors outward to open
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    3. Insert the five-sided hex radio removal tool and turn the locking fasteners counter clockwise to release their tension, then carefully pull the radio outward to expose the antenna and electrical connections.
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  11. Disconnect the electrical connectors and antenna lead.
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To install:

  1. Connect the electrical connectors and antenna lead, then place the radio into the opening.
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  3. Carefully press the radio flush with the console.
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  5. On radios with four vertical holes, it should snap into place.
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  7. On radios with the angled screws, install the angled screws.
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  9. On radios with five sided hex fasteners, turn the fasteners clockwise until the radio is secured.
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  11. Enter the radio code to activate the radio.
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