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Audi a6 stereo on safe how do i fix it

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  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    Took factory radio out and was gonna put in an after market one but didnt like it so I put the factory one back in and it's locked

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Enter the radio code, take your car to the dealership with proof of ownership and they can get it for you, you should have it from the previous owner or if you bought it new, to enter it, hold the pscan and rbds buttons for a few seconds, then numbers will show up, press the corresponding buttons to change the numbers, when you have your code in, hold pscan and rbds buttons for a few seconds. when you release the radio should unlock, good luck

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I BROUGHT A AUDI 2000 A6 4.2 SAFE RADIO

Turn on radio - the word SAFE will appear in the display. Press th P.SCAN and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold them down until "1000" lights up in the display.Release buttons.Do not, under no circumtances, continue holding them down or press them once again. This will cause the radio to consider the number 1000 to be the input code.Use station buttons 1,2,3,and 4 to enter the code number on your Radio Card. Use the button 1 to enter the first number 2 for the second number 3 for the third number and 4 for the last number.Once you have entered the code and it shows on the display,press the P.SCAN and RBDS buttons down again simultaneously and hold them down until the word SAFE appears in the display.Release buttons. Soon afterwards a frequency will be displayed.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Stereo Says Safe and Can't listen to it

Get the code from your dealer with the car's VIN if the system is OEM. Chances are the code is somewhere in the owners manual package that came with your car....so much for theft proofing...if you or the PO haven't removed it.
If you have the code, like 0095, you press and hold two buttons on the RHS of the Bose Symphoney II, the PSCAN and RBDS buttons IIRC for about 3-5 seconds...the SAFE should go out and 0000 appear on the screen. You then use the first four program buttons to cycle each number (1 for first 0, 2 for second 0, etc.) to the program code. When you've entered the program code, press the PSCAN and RBDS buttons again to start the radio. I don't think the ignition has to be on.
Next time use a battery jumper...I prefer the portable kind that can be recharged through the power socket/lighter. I just replaced my battery ($153 genuine Audi OEM vice $300 installed) and had no issues with the radio. BTW, the auto up on the drivers and passenger windows probably has to be reset. Lower the window(s) all the way, raise them up and HOLD the switch up for 3 seconds...the auto up will reset.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 audi a6 transmission is in safe mode. What

hi, what it usually mean is that you have shifted down in to a lower gear whilst the revs where to high so then your gearbox goes into safe mode to protect it from further damage the only way to reset this is to take the car to a main dealers and have a diagnostic check done.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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My 98 a6 audi has the radio locked what is the code and how can I unlock it.


IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for your Audi radio from the car manufacturer, or from an Audi dealer!

The sequence of programming for 2000 Audi A4 radio is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit.
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5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit.
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7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" 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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That indicates you need to enter the radio reset code which came with the car. Or see you dealer.

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My audi a6 car stero


IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for yours Audi Concert radio from the car manufacturer! For Audi Concert the sequence of programming is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit.
4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit.
6. By the #4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" 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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My car stereo has gone to the SAFE mod and i tryed wrong cod now


IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for yours Audi Concert radio from the car manufacturer! For Audi Concert the sequence of programming is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit.
4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit.
6. By the #4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" 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!

Apr 08, 2010 | 2000 Audi A6

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2002 audi a6 transmission is in safe mode. What


hi, what it usually mean is that you have shifted down in to a lower gear whilst the revs where to high so then your gearbox goes into safe mode to protect it from further damage the only way to reset this is to take the car to a main dealers and have a diagnostic check done.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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2001 Audi A6 2.7t , my audi symphony radio locked out


You will need the code to get it working. You may need Audi for this. Never disconnect the battery, or the alarm with trip on. Since it is frozen, I would try and remove the fuse, and reinstall it to reset the stereo. Then try the code.
I got lucky in my 2001 VW passat, when the stereo code was needed, but then the next day it started working by itself.

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I cant get my 1998 Audi A6 radio of safe mode


Look in the owner's packet in the glovebox. There's a second book specifically for the stereo system. There should be a detachable card in there with a four-digit number on it. That's the radio code. The stereo manual explains how to enter it to unlock the radio. If you don't have that code, you'll need to take the car to the dealership. With proof of ownership of the vehicle, they can look up the code and enter it for you (make sure they write it down for you for future use, and show you how to enter it, since they're going to charge you an hour's labor or so to do this).

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Stereo Says Safe and Can't listen to it


Get the code from your dealer with the car's VIN if the system is OEM. Chances are the code is somewhere in the owners manual package that came with your car....so much for theft proofing...if you or the PO haven't removed it.
If you have the code, like 0095, you press and hold two buttons on the RHS of the Bose Symphoney II, the PSCAN and RBDS buttons IIRC for about 3-5 seconds...the SAFE should go out and 0000 appear on the screen. You then use the first four program buttons to cycle each number (1 for first 0, 2 for second 0, etc.) to the program code. When you've entered the program code, press the PSCAN and RBDS buttons again to start the radio. I don't think the ignition has to be on.
Next time use a battery jumper...I prefer the portable kind that can be recharged through the power socket/lighter. I just replaced my battery ($153 genuine Audi OEM vice $300 installed) and had no issues with the radio. BTW, the auto up on the drivers and passenger windows probably has to be reset. Lower the window(s) all the way, raise them up and HOLD the switch up for 3 seconds...the auto up will reset.

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this is a security feature that Audi does on their OEM stereos. you have to go to the dealer and ask them to get you the security code to unlock it. check if you still have your original factory manual, as it should be listed in there.

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