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2005 chevy malibu

My radio won't shut off when i shut my car off and there is a error message that says cal the manual for the car says that the radio needs to be calibrated is that correct

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Disconnect your positive battery cable for 10 mins, this will reset every thing.

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Anyway long story short, I was looking at the circuit boards of both radios and found a small 8 pin chip that was a 4Kb EEProm .
I figured this could be where the vin is stored and maybe other vehicle settings that can be changed by through the radio.

I tried to exchange these EEProms between both radios with the rationale that I would bring the vin and settings from one to the other but this did not work.
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An interest side effect is that Theftlock was completely bypassed :) :) :) :)

So I returned each EEPROM to the radio they belonged to
but left pin 8 of the EEPROM not soldered/connected. (pin eight is power to the EEPROM)

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Bottom line, just find the 9355093 8 pin serial EEPROM, take a soldering iron and a very small screwdriver/knife.
Heat pin #8 and lift/pry *very* carefully so it no longer contacts board.

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