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Volkswagen radio reads phone and wont shut off

Battery has been disconnected. What does this code mean. How do I clear it?

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You should have the code printed somewhere in the owners manual, but not always the case. If you don't have the code, you will have to go to the dealer and have them put in the code for you or if you know someone at a dealership that would give you the code is a bonus. When you disconnect the battery ALWAYS make sure the radio is off, this should prevent this from happening again.

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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!

You can find the radio code at:

The sequence of VW radio programming 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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