Question about 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

97 VW Cabrio

My Radio is in safe mode, and I know the code, just not sure how to get to the point of entering the code, If I remember correctly you have to hold 2 buttons Simultaneous just not sure which ones.
My 1998 VW Passat GLS that I bought used, did not come with the radio booklet with the code and instructions in it. M y car has recently been worked on and the Battery had died and is now charged but the radio is in safe mode and I have no way of getting the code. I really have to pay the dealer $75 to get the code? That is An OUTRAGE! IS there NO other way to contact them with the vin number myself??

Posted by on

  • carymcdon Feb 01, 2009

    Other responders to this quiery didn't really READ the question. The question is HOW to enter the code into the safe mode; not WHAT is the Code (which is in the User/new car check list data).
    Please answer this question.
    thanx


  • eahuffman
    eahuffman Apr 05, 2013

    Use preprogram buttons to enter code, than hold seek right button for more than 2 sec.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 409 Answers

You should be able to call the dealer and get the code for free. They may ask you to fax over proof of ownership. They always give me the codes when I call but I do own a shop. If a shop is telling you it cost 75.00 they are just wanting you to buy thier lunch for the week.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Free radio unlock codes


I'm pretty sure you'll need to contact the manufacturer of the radio about a security code, or maybe your local VW dealership can help you if the radio is stock. I'd try the dealership first.

Apr 27, 2014 | Volkswagen Cabrio Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2002 VW Cabrio the radio is on safe mode. I looked in the trunk for the code, there is not a radio code listed. What exactly does it say? I found vin and paint codes.


the radio code would be on a card with the original owners manual. If you do not have the original owners manual or bought the vehicle second hand, the only way to get the code will be by going to your local VW dealer with the serial number/ownership slip and paying to get the code.

Dec 05, 2013 | 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

Safe mode car radio


To unlock your VW factory radio from "SAFE" mode, you will need to enter the radio code. Typically, the code is written on a radio card included with the documentation for the vehicle when the car is first sold.

If you don't have the code, or have lost it, you can retrieve it by visiting your VW dealer. You will need the car's VIN number and the serial number of the radio (located on the body of the radio).

The procedure to enter the code is as follows:

Press the "MODE" and "SCAN" buttons simultaneously and hold them until "1000" appears on the radio display. Release the buttons as soon as this number appears.

Refer to your Radio Card and use the station preset buttons ("1", "2", "3" and "4") to input the code. Press the "1" button repeatedly to input the first digit, the "2" button to input the second digit, etc.

Press and hold the "MODE" and "SCAN" buttons simultaneously until "SAFE" appears again. Release, and the radio should be unlocked.

Do not enter the wrong code more than three times, or the radio will lock itself. Note the dealer can also enter the code for you (they may charge a small fee).

Oct 17, 2013 | Volkswagen Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Anti-theft radio security code


Will display safe mode but you have to push the on button then you will get the 1000

Apr 10, 2013 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

2 Answers

Entering radio codes for a 1998 passet


If you don't have MODE and SCAN buttons ( I didn't ) you can try as above but with TP and TA - they worked for me.

Feb 22, 2010 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

97 VW Golf radio flashes safe


you have to leave radio and ignition on for 1hr till no.1000 appears,then enter code

Jun 19, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

5 Answers

98 VW Beetle used-no radio code- I have radio & car serial #'s...


I assume you have this unlocked by now, but here's an answer for someone else for the future :-)
if you have the original radio that come with the car, look in the wheel well in the trunk, where the spare tire goes. (yep, you'll need to stand on your head). there is a sticker that will have the 4-digit code on it.
enter that into the radio.
I can't remember off the top of my head which one it is, but either the >> Scan or the am/fm button will be the "enter key"

Nov 17, 2008 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

2 Answers

97 VW Cabrio


If you have the Delta stereo (with the power/volume knob in the middle), you need to hold the "DX" and "FM1/2" buttons simultaneously. Hold them down for a few seconds, and SAFE will be replaced with numbers. Use the radio preset keys (1-4 I believe) to enter each number. When the code is successfully input, hold down the DX and FM1/2 buttons again, and the stereo will start to work.

If you mess up entering the code, you can try again. If you mess up a second time, you have to leave the stereo off and the key turned on in the ignition for an hour to allow you two more tries.

Oct 21, 2008 | 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

Radio unlock code


For this code you most likely would have to get it from VW. Unless you get lucky and fine it on the internet. There is a good site to fine that can off stuff just look up the web site scribd.
Hope that this helps.

Cheers

Aug 08, 2008 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all 1998 Volkswagen Passat Questions

1998 Volkswagen Passat Logo

331 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6879 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...