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Radio removal volkswagen cabrio 2001

How do I remove the radio my self to get the id number off the radio ?

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SOURCE: 2000 cabrio radio code

The code for each car is different, it can be found in your books that came with the car if the original owner left it in (it has to be written in the section that deals with the stereo and security); if they took it out and it is not available, you can call a dealership and give them the VIN number and they should be able to give you the code for your particular car. They are not supposed to charge for this service but if you are getting nowhere you can call Volkswagen directly and talk to customer service.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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You do not need to take the dash apart, there are two little slots oneon each side of the face of the radio, you need special removal tools to unlock it and it will pull right out, but first check in your owners manual, or in the spare tire well for the card, or sticker which has the serial number as well as the unlock code for your radio.

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SOURCE: How do I change the antenna on a 2001 volkswagen

The headliner must come down and out of the vehicle by removing 4 pillar covers.

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Phone VW and give them the vin number of your car and they will give you the code for the radio

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SOURCE: How to remove right front axle assembly

To actually do this job it is not all that difficult. The problem might be the equipment needed. You will need to jack up the car - remove the wheel - remove the brake assembly and secure it [ with the brake line still connected - be careful not to rip the brake line] - then you will need to loosen the large bolts that hold the strut assembly to the frame structure.
Then loosen all bolts holding on the axle. Some axles will come right out but many will need a puller - and you will have plenty of transmission fluid flowing so you will need a large flat bucket - just in case.
Be sure to get the exact right one because some of these lengths are within a quarter inch and will come apart after you install them.

In closing this is way better left to professionals as you must jack the car up and it is a hard job at home.
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Remove radio for security code

notify or visit dealer have id and proof of ownership they usually use the vin number to retrieve codes if dealership does the reprogramming they sometimes charge you but usually dont to give you the code

Mar 31, 2014 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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you will have to go to the dealer to get the radio code as these are anti-theft radios so if they are stolen they won`t work without the code.

Jun 12, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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I have a 1999 cabrio and lost the code for the radio how can I get it or put a new code in

remove the radio and post the make and the radio chassis number then i can generate teh code or look on the torrent sites for --car radio code calculator--- iam still seeding this torrent so you should be able to download it

May 21, 2011 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

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no i would need the radio removed and the chassis number of the radio itself to generate this code

Jul 24, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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I have a 1999 cabrio changed the battery now radio is asking for code I do not have the code what is my solution is there a default code i can try

Probably depends on the year/model of the VW. For a 1999 through 2002 Cabrio, you would need to do this: obtain the unlock code that was shipped with the vehicle. If you don't have the unlock code, your local dealership can pull the radio and look up the code with the serial number. Once you have the unlock code, then turn on the radio. You should see SAFE displayed. After about 3 secs, "0001" should appear. Use the station preset buttons 1 through 4. Preset 1 changes the first digit of the code, and preset 2 changes the second digit, etc. Enter all 4 digits of the code. After code is entered, press right side of "Seek" button for about 2 seconds, until an audible signal is heard. If you hose up and get the wrong code...will go back to SAFE displayed. You will get another chance to enter the code. After 2 failed attempts, you have to wait 1 hour again for it to unlock. So carefully enter the correct code the first time.
Volkswagen uses the radio lock feature to prevent unauthorized users of your audio system and will not allow your radio to operate without the proper unlock code.
Volkswagen began using the anti theft feature around 1990 and is still in use in most Volkswagen vehicles today!
Step 1 - Retrieve radio serial#
Your vehicle requires that you remove the radio from the vehicle in order to retrieve your radio's serial number.
Number will start with vwz.Must be a 14 digit number.You must include all numbers and letters included in the radio serial#, including "vwz". Radio serial# Found on chassis of vehicles radio. You must remove the radio from the vehicle in order to retrieve the radio serial number. This number may be stamped in the metal, on side of radio.

Step 2 - Retrieve vehicle V.I.N #Vehicle identification number.Usually found at the bottom of drivers side window.
Step 3 - Purchase code at

  • You will receive your radio unlock code, via email.

  • Approximate code retrieval time is 30 minutes to 24 hours.

To do it yourself you will need to have the radio removal keys to unlock the radio compartment .
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Jan 07, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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How do i get 2000 vw cabrio radio code for used car where code wasn't givenand if i have to remove stereo to get code, how do i do that.

You'll have to bring your car to the dealer with proof of registration proving the car is yours. They should be able to get the code right there for you

Aug 11, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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How can I remove my radio from my 2001 cabrio vw so I can get the radio serial number to reset my radio. I lost my code number to reset radio :-(

You do not need to take the dash apart, there are two little slots oneon each side of the face of the radio, you need special removal tools to unlock it and it will pull right out, but first check in your owners manual, or in the spare tire well for the card, or sticker which has the serial number as well as the unlock code for your radio.

Jan 03, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

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My 04 cabrio radio is on safe mode any universal code i can use?

You can buy a DIN radio removal tool or ask the guys at the local car stereo shop to pull it out for you, I had mine replaced with a Pioneer at circuit city for less than$100. Better sound, better tuner and now I have the old radio with the code on it to put back in if I sell the car.

Jul 27, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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Safe mode

Radio needs to be removed from dashboard. get the serial number from the ride side of the radio and call dealer with the vin# and the radio serial number and you can get the unlock code

Jul 12, 2008 | 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

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Unlocking my car radio in my voltswagon cabrio

Do you mean after you have typed in the code, you don't know what other button to press? According to the manual, that is the right side (arrow) of the seek/track button located on the left side of the radio. Did you need the number from the side of the radio in order to get the code? Mine is stuck in safe mode as well, and they said I needed to havfe the radio removed to find the number on the side of the radio, along with the vin number. Does that sound right?

May 20, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

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