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Car radio in safe mode, don't have the code

My 1998 VW Passat GLS that I bought used, did not come with the radiobooklet with the code and instructions in it. M y car has recently beenworked on and the Battery had died and is now charged but the radio isin safe mode and I have no way of getting the code. I really have topay the dealer $75 to get the code? That is An OUTRAGE! IS there NOother way to contact them with the vin number myself??

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No the vin number has nothing to do with the radio code the dealer has a automated phone number they call and tells them how to retrieve a code and the manufature gets the unlock code from this,try to google radio unlock procedure for the vw passat.

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You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!


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1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!


You can find the radio code at: http://www.radio-code.co.uk/

The sequence of programming for 1998 VW Passat 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.
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 "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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IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!
You can find the radio code at: http://www.radio-code.co.uk/

The sequence of programming for 1995 VW Passat radio is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
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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.
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2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
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The sequence of radio programming is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
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