Hi how are you I have a 1996 Saturn SL the radio is asking for a lock code
Unfortunetly, you will need to go to your local GM dealer and have them get the code and unlock the radio, and of course they will charge for it. The anti-theft lock activated on the radio, either cause it was improperly removed, or the battery has been unplugged or drained for too long. And to get the code, you need the car with you to prove it's not some stolen radio you are trying to get up and running, and then they will need to call the GM support center with their dealer code so that GM will give them the code to unlock it. I know it sucks, but there is no other way unfortunetly. Some VW and Honda owners also have the same problem as you so don't worry you're not alone. Although, if you want to fix the problem once and for all, just take the radio out of there and replace it with an aftermarket unit like a Sony, Pioneer, Alpine or whatever. That way the radio will never ask you for a code like that again since it won't be the OEM radio, and you will also usually have a better sound with an aftermarket unit.
Jul 08, 2009 |
1996 Saturn SL