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Problem with radio

I bought a used 2001 Kia Sportage this pass summer and it runs pretty good, but the radio works for about 3 minutes and then the word "CODE" comes on the display screen and the radio stops! What is going on with this? Is there a setting that I need to fix or is the thing just broken? Help Me please! I take long drives and it gets pretty boring on the road and not to mention I need to keep up with what's going on with traffic and weather emergencies

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    i have the same problem, but dont know where to look to get the code... it happened after my battery went dead and had to be jumped :(

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    first the theft device would go off, for no reason, and didn't want to stop. Then the cruise stopped working. While trying to find the right fuse for cruise, i removed a memory one, and now the radio says code - no music.

  • Cody J May 11, 2010

    there is a code you have to enter. not sure on what it is. but ill return to you try google



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Hi there
your car will have a security code for the radio
this is there so if some one steals your radio and put it in there car it will ask for a code and unless they have it if they don't it will be useless to them as it will do what you are doing now
if you have the owners manual you can look in there for a radio code
this will be a 4 digit code
you need to enter it when prompted
if you don't have the code go to your local KIA service center and they will be able to get it for you

hope this helps

Posted on Dec 29, 2008


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