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Replaced BCM now radio locked?

After months of electrical problems and just stress and anger, we finally narrowed our problems down to the Body Control Module.
It was replaced, and some things still didn't work, but it had blown fuses so we replaced them and all seems to be doing well.

But the radio still says "Locked". It was saying that before repair, but it also had locked the windows and the dash said "Security".

We aren't having any of those problems anymore, just the radio is locked.

Is there a way to unlock the radio? Or is it pretty much a lost cause at this point?

We don't have a code as I've read that's the fairly straight approach. We've contacted the dealer (it's used) he said call Pontiac. we've called Pontiac and they said they don't keep the codes...

any help at this point is just great because I'm almost going crazy just listening to my tires roll on the road...

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I changed a BCM because the stop, turn signals, reverse and other things does not work, but when install a used part BCM appears on radio LOCKED and the car does not Start.

    I try to find out what is the proble.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    my radio, windows are locked and the security light is on also sometimes the headlights lights won't turn off

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You will need to contact the dealer, he can provide the needed info, if you have the original owners packet it is in there.

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You will have to take it to the dealer and have them run a radio setup with the Tech2. The VIN's in the BCM and the radio do not match therfore the radio locks.

Good Luck

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  • Percy Day
    Percy Day May 29, 2011

    Replace the fuses for the BCM and the Radio, as well as the Passkey (both in the underhood compartment and passenger console panel). This is actually a Passkey security issue. The fuse replacement will reset that.

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