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Only serial numbers starting with BP are currently supported.
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How do I find my BMW serial number?

When your BMW radio, stereo or sat nav becomes disconnected from the battery, usually due to a garage service or a low battery, it automatically locks and begins to ask for a radio code. As this is an anti-theft feature it's not possible to unlock a BMW radio without this code, but getting hold of your radio code is an easy process that can be done in minutes. Many dealerships and online generators decode the radio code from the VIN number, but this code will be incorrect if the radio has ever been changed in the vehicle's lifetime.

The most accurate way to get your BMW radio's code is by decoding it from the radio's serial number. This involves removing your radio from the dash in order to see any sticker labels on the sides - the serial number will be on one of these sticker labels. To identify which number on your label to enter into our BMW decoder skip straight to identifying your serial number below.


Because we incur costs and fees for every code we generate, our refund policy usually does not cover codes decoded from incorrect serial numbers. For this reason you should always double-check that the serial number you enter matches the serial number on your radio's display or sticker label.

Removing your BMW radio

Don't worry – removing your radio isn't as hard as it sounds, but it is the hardest part of getting a radio unlock code, which means that once you've done it the rest is easy. For most BMW radio models, the only tools you will need are a standard Philips (round/crosshead) screwdriver and a pry tool, which can be found for cheap from your local Halfords or not-so-local Amazon store. To find the easiest and most specific instructions needed to remove your BMW radio, click here to search YouTube for your vehicle's model and model year - for example, how to remove BMW 5 series 2014 radio.

Identifying your serial number

Note that we are currently only able to support serial numbers starting with BP. If this serial number can't be found on the sticker label it may also be engraved into the radio itself.

BMW serial number example 1
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BMW serial number example 2
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For some models we may also ask for the part number to guarantee that the radio code we generate for you is accurate - the 10-digit part number is located on the same sticker label as the serial number, starts with 7 6 and consists of only numbers and spaces. If the part number contains some slashes followed by more numbers (see image 2), only enter the numbers before the first slash, leaving out the slash(es) and the numbers after them.

Once you have your serial number, all that’s left is to enter it into our BMW radio code decoder and generator at the top of this page.

Questions about BMW radio codes

BMW vehicles and radios that we are able to decode include:

  • BMW 1 Series
  • BMW 2 Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW 5 Series
  • BMW 6 Series
  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW 8 Series
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X2
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X4
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X6
  • BMW X7
  • BMW XM
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i4
  • BMW i5
  • BMW i6
  • BMW i7
  • BMW i8
  • BMW M4
  • BMW M5
  • BMW M6
  • BMW M8
  • BMW Z3
  • BMW Z8
  • BMW Z4
  • BMW E46
  • BMW E52
  • BMW E60
  • BMW E61
  • BMW E65
  • BMW E70
  • BMW E85
  • BMW E89
  • BMW E90
  • BMW E92
  • iDrive
  • Radio Business CD
  • Radio Professional
  • Radio Reverse RDS
  • Radio Bavaria
  • Radio M-ASK
  • CCC Business
  • CCC Professional
  • Nav CIC Business
  • Nav CIC Pro
  • Nav NBT Pro
  • and much more

Unfortunately, it's not possible to unlock a BMW radio asking for a code without entering the code. This is intentional as radio unlock codes were originally designed as an anti-theft feature to make it harder for thieves to steal and resell car radios.

Due to the costs of running a small business providing radio codes around the world 24/7, it's not possible to sustainably offer BMW radio codes for free. There are many decoding services out there that attract customers with the word "free" only to reveal a price at the very last second or fail to deliver a code at all (as shown by their reviews). Our prices will always be shown up-front, and our radio codes are already priced as low as possible while still allowing us to stay in business, provide reliable English-speaking support to customers and continue adding support for more models and manufacturers.

Not only were we the first radio decoding company to offer radio codes for all manufacturers at one fixed price, we were also one of the first to charge as low as £4.99 - before we came along virtually no popular decoding company offered radio codes at such an affordable price. To this day we still beat 95% of our competitors on price, without making you wait around for your code.

Unfortunately it's not possible to generate a BMW radio code from the registration plate at all. Although most dealerships and some online decoding sites do use the VIN to decode the radio code, this is not reliable due to being tied to the car rather than the radio. This means that if your radio was changed since it was first manufactured, a radio code decoded from the VIN will be incorrect. For this reason RapidRadioCodes - like most online decoding sites - decodes the radio code from the radio's serial number, which gives us the best chance of unlocking your radio.

All our BMW radio codes are decoded instantly, displayed on the screen immediately after payment and sent to your email at the same time. To ensure that your code and receipt are sent to you, double-check that the email you enter when paying for your radio code is correct. If it's been more than 2 minutes since you purchased your code and you haven't received your email, get in touch with us so we can look into why this might be. In most cases this is down to a misspelt email address.

This means an incorrect radio code has been entered 3 different times. To bypass this lock leave the ignition and radio on for between 30 minutes up to an hour, until the radio allows you to enter a new code.

So you've located your serial number, entered it into our radio code generator, and received your decoded radio code in return. Congratulations! Now comes the best part: using your new radio code to unlock your BMW radio.

This process varies depending on your vehicle's radio. Each of our BMW radio codes come with simple instructions to enter your new code at no extra cost. To receive your entry instructions, double-check that your email address is spelt correctly at the payment stage. If it's been more than 2 minutes since you purchased your unlock code and you haven't received your email or receipt, get in touch with us so we can look into why this might be. This is usually down to a misspelt email address.

Who we are

RapidRadioCodes™ is a small independent business based out of Sheffield, Yorkshire, in the North of the UK. Our mission is to be able to instantly generate radio unlock codes for all cars, vans and trucks, at a single fixed price that's cheaper than both the dealerships and other third-party decoding sites. Since first being established less than a year ago, we've already helped over 6,000 drivers, garages and car dealerships unlock their radios, and received hundreds of 5-star reviews across our TrustPilot and Reviews.io pages. Still have questions? See if we've already answered them in our main FAQ section.