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Radio in safe mode

I replaced my battery in my 2000 vw beetle and now my radio is in safe mode. I purchased the car used and it does not have the serial number for the radio or the code number

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  • jjblake02 Oct 31, 2008

    thank you very helpful I was hoping to resolve the issue without going to a dealer.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I had the same problem when we disconnected the battery. Thanks to you all chatting. I also found my Radio card with the code written in right where it should be. Look towards the back of the owners manual for a flip out , cardboard type page. There should be a radio card. Good Luck and thanks for posting. My wife will be happy.

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OK do you have the radio in your hands? IF not you have to remove it using the special tools slotted to unlock it and pull it out. The radio serial is etched into it but you have to remove it to see. With this and the car's serial and proof of ownership VW can get the radio code for you. Or they'd be happy to remove it for you as well and get the other info themselves.

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You need to remove the radio out from the dashboard using special removal VW radio Gamma keys. In the rear face of the unit is placed a fuse (red color) = 10 Amp. Replace blown fuse with a new one. Then you will need to exit the radio out from the security "SAFE" mode.

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The sequence of programming for a 2000 VW Beetle radio Gamma is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDM" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDM" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
For example: we have the security code "5079". Then:
3. By the no.# 1 key you will set up the first safe code digit. Push 5 times on the no.# 1 button. The "5" number will be setted.
4. By the no.# 2 key you will set up the second safe code digit. Push 10 times on the no.# 2 button. The "0" number will be setted.
5. By the no.# 3 key you will set up the third safe code digit. Push 7 times on the no.# 3 button. The "7" number will be setted.
6. By the no.# 4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit. Push 9 times on the no.# 4 button. The "9" number will be setted.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDM" keys for confirm this safe code. On the screen will be displayed "SAFE" notice. Release keys! For few seconds a radio frequence will be displayed.
The radio is now ready for use!

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hi,there is a fuse on the radio it self on the back it sould be removed.the radio will show a safe display on screen,the radio code is normally in service book but if it is not u can get it at a vw dealer by giving them the cars vin num and radio serial num the serial num wil be on top of the radio wen it is removed.hope this helps

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It has to be the wrong code. You have to take in to the VW dealership, (because of so many stolen radios), they will have to verify your registration. Then they will remove your radio, get the serial number put it in to VW hub<( dealership only VW repair site), and retrieve the correct code. Even though the code shown is in your owners manual should have been the correct code sometimes radios get switched. Question at the end you said you pressed seek- did you hold the right lower arrow button, (scan), in till radio began to play?

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This should help. Just have your radio code before pulling it out or cutting battery power from the car, it will go to SAFE mode.

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