Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Need an unlock code for 1997 camaro

Bought the car used. Battery was dead. Once replaced noticed the radio was in the loc mode. How do I unlock it?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

First you need to get a number code from the radio. Hit the number 2 and 3 preset buttons at the same time, after 5-10 second a 2 or 3 digit number will appear. Write down then hit the am/fm button for the 2nd half of the number. Once you have it call GM, 1-800-537-5140, when prompted hit 102107*, the automated voice will ask for the code previously gotten for the radio . (ie; 123456*) It will then give the 3 or 4 digit unlock code. Note this is for Delco radios on Chevrolets. I'm guessing there is a different prompt for radios on other GM divisions.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Changed battery and now radio is in loc mode how do I get the code to unlock radio

You can get some one that has a Tech2 Scan Tool at do a radio set-up and this will unlock it.

Apr 14, 2011 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

After changing the battery in my 1997 Buick Riv, the radio is stuck in LOC mode. How to munlock??

You should have used a battery saver plugged into the cig lighter before changing it out. The Dealer will have to unlock it now. They have the code it takes to do it. Lots of times car company's did this to prevent stolen stereos from working again once power was cut off. Theifs could'nt get rid of them cause they did'nt work without the code to unlock it.

Dec 24, 2010 | 1998 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

Bought 1997 Chev Blazer that was manufactured in 1996 came with 1996 Factory Gm Book. Don't have a radio code and the Radio does not look like 1996 Radio in the Book. It looks like a stock GM AM/FM CD...


Dec 19, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Had a dead battery, it was removed and replaced. Now radio message shows LOC. Please help with a code to unlock the radio and clock, etc.

That code is an anti theft measure, the only way to obtain a radio code legally is to look for it in the car's papers or go to a dealer and they will provide it to you for a small fee - ~ $25.

Aug 09, 2010 | 1995 GMC Sierra C1500

1 Answer

Unlock my chevy delco radio

shouldnt have to pay notify a chevy dealer in person for code most dealers wont deal with a code problem over phone they dont charge for the code due to the fact that a dead battery can also lock out the radio system into the anti-theft mode

Dec 06, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

I have a 2004 chevy blazer, I replaced the

You have to take it to the dealer and have them set the code for the radio. Costs 45.00 dollars

Nov 14, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

1 Answer

I have a locked radio for a 2000 pontiac grand prix thanks to a battery exchange...can anyone help ...the 6 dig code is 292298

Hello! You have done half of the work already! You can take the code, and the VIN to your vehicle; and call your local GM dealership. Tell them that you need the unlock code for the radio, and they will ask you for that information.

Also - there are 2 modes to the TheftLock - "LOC" or "SEC" and "INOP". Once the anti-theft is activated, the radio display will show "LOC" or "SEC" - you then have 8 attempts to enter your code. If after 8 attempts you don't enter the correct code, the display will change to "INOP". It is only at this time that you will need to wait one hour, with the ignition ON; before you can retry. After that - you will have only 3 attempts before the radio enters "INOP" mode again.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Sep 25, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

2 Answers

Need code to unlock 1997 Jimmy Radio

the loc code is set the first time the radio is turned on. if you don't know the code there is no legal way to unlock it with out the tools at the dealership.

Aug 14, 2009 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

2 Answers

Radio reset

go ther dealer or buy another radio

Sep 14, 2008 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Radio problem with 98 Century.

diagrama electrico de las luces

Aug 06, 2008 | 1998 Buick Century

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Logo

Related Topics:

482 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts


Level 3 Expert

63242 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21981 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides