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Radio on "Safe" lock

I had a cop scanner in my car. and it blew my fuse in the box. which isnt the problem i was looking up where the fuse box was in my car on this website and my buddy checked through the fuses and found the blown fuse. he also didnt unplug my scanner and thats what kept blowing the fuse. and he put 3 fuses in and they all blew in under about 20 minutes, so now my radio is on safe lock and when i turn it on it says "SAFE" in letters on my radio. NOW heres the big problem. the guy or dealership before me who owned it must have changed the code on the radio because i put the one in on my manual and it goes to the second try , i try again and it blinks safe and i have to wait a hour before i try again. idk what to do some one please help.

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You can try to get the serial number off the radio and call the dealership up for the code

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