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Loss of radio settings and stored data- All cars and trucks

You can avoid losing radio setting and putting the radio into theft lock when changing a battery by using a 9 volt settings saver, they are avail from Walmart in the Auto parts and accessories section, they are made by a company called NOCO.

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please someone give me a unlock code for ford 6000ne car radio.YS4F-18C815-AD. serial M178227


It is only available at a Ford Dealership...Give them your VIN Number & they will give you the code...There is a charge for this service...Now, if you lost battery because you changed or disconnected battery you can avoid this happening in the future...Take a 9 volt battery...Remove the snap top from an old smoke detector...Solder the + lead to positive of cigar lighter plug and - lead to negative of cigar lighter plug...snap on 9 volt battery and plug into lighter BEFORE disconnecting car battery...The 9 volt battery will hold radio up while car battery is disconnected...saailer

Jun 05, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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If l change my battery 308 sw pueguot I will lose my radio cod


yes, and in case if I need to change the battery on any other car then before replacing the car battery I simply attach a 12 volt trasformer (rated at DC 12volts and 3Amps) or a jumpstart-battery to car-battery-terminals using clips to avoid the loss of car radio code, clock settings or other BSi settings.

Dec 25, 2014 | 2010 Peugeot 308 SW

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1997 buick park ave ultra After I replace the battery, do I need to do anything to reset the electronics?


Usually when you replace the battery, you lose the memory settings on your radio, power seat memory and any other accessory memory settings. The engine might also have to go through an idle relearn process. The engine might run erratically until this process is completed. One way to avoid this problem is to install a memory saver, available at most parts stores and are relatively inexpensive. They come in two types. One uses an electrical outlet and the other one uses a square 9 volt battery. It plugs into the cigarette lighter or 12 volt adapter. Install the memory saver and leave it plugged in until you are done installing the battery. If you use one of these, then you do not need to reset anything. If you don't then you might need to reset your accessory memory functions and have unstable engine operation until the idle relearn is completed. Although the computer will correct the problem on its own by driving it, you can speed up this process by performing a manual idle relearn procedure.
1. Start the engine and allow it to run in park position with all the accessories off for one minute.
2. Put the transmission in drive with all accessories off and let it idle for one minute.
3. Put the transmission back into park and turn all of your accessories on for one minute.
4. Put transmission into drive with all accessories on for one minute.
I hope this information is helpful to you and thank you for using Fixya.com.

Jun 05, 2011 | 1997 Buick Park Avenue

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I need to disconnect the battery on my 2001 E46 325i and the bmw dealer has told me there is no code for the radio in this model...does anyone know if this is correct?


TURN OFF RADIO FIRST BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE BUT.THATS NO GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOSE RADIO CODE I WOULD TRY TO USE A BACK UP MEMORY SAVER YOU PLUG IN THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER BUT NO GOOD IF CAR GOING TO BE DOWN LONG.TIME BECAUSE THE MEMORY SAVER BATTERY WILL GET WEAK YOURE IN TROUBLE.BMW WARNS IF YOU DISCONNECT BATTERY CABLES YOU WOULD LOSE HEATING COOLING CLIMATE CONTROL.YOU ALSO WILL LOSE FUNCTION TO WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER , CENTRAL LOCKING AND THEFT SYSTEM CONTROL.

Aug 11, 2010 | 2001 BMW 325

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I want to change the battery in 2006 Buick Rendezvous. Will I have disabled the radio after installing a new battery?


On most cars after 2000 it is recommended to keep a minimum of 9 volts in the system when disconnecting the battery.
You can buy a 9 volt battery unit to plug into your lighter socket.
Otherwise....if you have a battery charger....attach it to the alternator output and put it on its lowest setting....that should keep voltage in the numerous memory circuits while you change the battery.

When changing the battery.....(removing voltage from the system) it's a 50% chance of putting the radio into theft mode.
The codes to take it out of theft mode are available online.....just google.

Oct 29, 2009 | 2006 Buick Rendezvous

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