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I recently had to have my high beam switch replaced (on the steering column) and when I got my car back (2003 Saturn Vue) my radio want work (the clock does) and now it says locked. I do not have the

CD/Radio not working

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  • Linda Hucks Nov 02, 2012

    It is in the "lock" mode now - the clock will work but the radio will not. As I stated I bought it used and do not know the code

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    teds repairs Nov 02, 2012

  • Linda Hucks Nov 03, 2012

    I am going to try your solution. thanks

  • Linda Hucks Nov 05, 2012 I couldn't it must be completely locked. I called a chrevolet dealer and he said $55.00 to hook it to a machine and get the code. Do you think you could help me? I am in Georgia

  • Linda Hucks Nov 05, 2012

    I performed the actions in the book but the buttons don't work it says locked.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Nov 05, 2012

    let me call a friend i have in a chevy dealership tomorrow. i need the vin from the dash do not post it here go to my facebook and post it. please

  • Linda Hucks Nov 06, 2012

    Thanks Ted...I will have to wait until I get home because I can't access facebook on my work computer - i will also try to bring you up on my Iphone. thanks.



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Sounds like the shop disconnected the battery,and I do not why they did,but they did. now you need to get the code any GM dealship should help

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    teds repairs Nov 02, 2012

    can you believe the other answers to dsconnect the battery. that is how it got locked up.. i found a link online and want you see it. i am aself employed mechanic. Reply to Lurch's Post: The code that the radio gives me, by pressing the preset buttons 1&2 together for 5 seconds is: 9942 I am on facebook you can e mail me there . there is my link to facebook

  • Linda Hucks Nov 03, 2012

    Exactly. Thanks for your help I will try it today.

  • Linda Hucks Nov 03, 2012

    I must have locked it because now its locked and want let me do anything. My book says call the dealer. ugh

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Nov 03, 2012

    email me on my page on facebook

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    teds repairs Nov 04, 2012

    there is on cost in getting the code for the radio,and do it your self .just email me and i will walk you through it



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Need to check the wiring. Sounds like somebody messed with something they shouldn't have. Also check the other fuses...see what else they blew.

Oh, and don't go back to that shop...

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SOURCE: 2004 saturn vue Replaced battery. Radio and Cd no longer work.

Turn off the car and remove the negative battery cable off. let sit a few minutes then reconnect the cable. try it several times. The removal of the battery causes the computer to deprogram itself. what you will be doing is re-programming the computer module.

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SOURCE: my saturn vue radio does not work. CD player works

it probably in the radio it self .some of have 2 fuses check them.better check all fuses. good luck

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SOURCE: radio does not turn on. the clock shows,the light

The memory wire of the radio,(the power for the clock and channel settings) is usually connected to the same circuit as the cigarette lighter. (there is a seperate fuse for radio) Check your cigarette lighter socket for damage or dirt, etc. could be causing the memory fuse to blow. Also check your cig lighter accesories (like cell phone chargers,etc.)

P.S. The backlight is also a seperate circuit (connected to interior light/parking light circuit)

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn VUE Steering Column Noise and Resistance

i am a saturn tech and ive never heard of this concern,the columns do go bad but they just set a ses light and cut out power,the column could be bad,it could also be the intermediate shaft u joint binding,,,i rec take to dealer, could be serious

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