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I need help to unlock a radio in a 1997 Chevy Cavalier??

What does InOP mean on the locked radio???

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InOp means inoperable. There is a 4 digit code that you have to put in on the radio. I don't know if they are all the same code or not, but mine is 0642. read the directions in your car book. If you don't have one let me know and I can scrape mine up. Basically, though any time your battery is diconnected you will have to unlock the radio.

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