Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
Yes, please do not ever pay for this. It should be as simple as getting a key or another way to pull out your radio, look on the right side of it, and find the serial number. Once you have the serial number and your VIN number handy, call your local dealer and give them the serial for your radio and the VIN of your car. They'll probably have to look it up and give you a call back. Once you have the code press and hold mode and scan until SAFE doesnt show up and your left with 4 numbers thats where you put in your numbers using your preset station numbers. Now be careful not to mess it up more than twice because then it wont let you try again for a certain amount of time, you could always disconnect the battery for a period of time to speed up this process.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
This is a royal pain. You need the code from the owners manual. If you don't have it you will need to go to a dealer and give them the VIN and the serial number from the radio. You must pull the radio. On some models the first digit is understood as a "1" so it only shows three digits on the display.
If it will not accpet the code guess what, you are **** out of luck. The guy at the dealership told me that sometimes the code will not go back in. It's a problem they are aware of but won't do anything about. The only solution is a new radio.
Do not in any circumstances pay for the code. This is a free service and any dealer that wants money for the code is ripping you off.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Check your manual if you dont have it call vw make sure you have the vin number there or they might make you bring it there for a charge
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You could take the expensive way and take it to your nearest volkswagen dealer, however this can cost you a heafty fee for nothing. The way I recommend is finding it yourself. First off what you need to do is find the serial number for your radio, to do this you must pop out your radio and it will be on the right side of it. In order to get it out you can buy a key at a local automotive store, or what i did was pop it out by using 4 pieces of welding wire which allowed me to press in all the slots and slide out my radio, but a key is recommened. After this you can find the serial number, but be careful. Don't pull out your radio too far in fear of messing with the wires in the back, yes you can always just push them in if one pulls out but you car is old and the plugs may not pull out the wires may. After this call your local volkswagen dealer, have your radio serial number and your VIN next to you. Most likley they'll just ask for it and give you a call back with the code. If not I sudguest calling another dealer until you find one that will just give you the code. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
Try taking the actual radio out of the dash.In many cases the code is on a sticker on the body casing of the radio.Be carefull not to force the radio out though.Make sure the four corners of the radio release because you will damage the dash if the four holes in the corners are not unlocked...
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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