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Old 05-13-2005, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCalZ3

Can anyone help me? Is the service writer correct? Will my radio come back on by itself? What is the proper sequence for entering the code (assuming that I have the correct code).


You have to leave the car in the 'ON' position where the accessories are on with the radio on displaying CODE WAIT for 90minutes. It will then reset to CODE ----- where you can enter the code.

If the code he gave you doesn't work, get them to look it up again. There are two makers of the radios in these cars, alpine and blaupunkt. The codes for each are different. Chances are they gave you the code for the wrong make.

I went through this when I first bought my car.
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