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My radio is in off mode.How do i reset?

I recently jumpstarted my Volvo.Since then it had been asking me for the code.I unsucessfully tried to guess the code more than once.Now my radio reads"OFF" anytime i power it on.I pulled the device out of the dash and i believe I mat have found the code but now I'm in need of a reset so that i can get back to being asked to punch the code in

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  • elbabycangri Apr 07, 2009

    my volvo s70 1998's radio says OFF and i have to code what could i do?



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Hi Basketballve,

I did not personally know the answer to your question, so I looked on Wikianswers.

This is taken directly from their site.

must have code in owners manual
Turn the ignition to position one (accessory), turn on the radio so you can see the display, and come back in 2 hours. The display should read "CODE". At this point you must enter the code for your radio. I have owned 4 VOlVOs (1998 through 2006) and have never found the radio code in any of my manuals; perhaps it was published for earlier models.
If you do not have the code, remove the radio by pushing on the vertical buttons on the radio face. They pop out and provide a means to slide the radio forward. Copy down the radio model, eg. 813, 816, and serial number. Bring this information AND A COPY OF YOUR REGISTRATION SHOWING THE VIN to your dealer, or to any Volvo dealer. They need to correlate the VIN and radio SN to be assured that the radio had not been stolen. They can look up the the code in a database and provide it to you. If they tell you the radio is no good or want to charge you a ridiculous fee, go elsewhere.
Once you have the code, turn on the radio and enter is using the preset buttons. Wait a moment, and the radio should turn on. If it does not, the code is incorrect. This is possible if the radio you have is not the one that was shipped with the original vehicle. If so, you must remove the radio and bring it to the dealer who can reprogram a new code into the radio. Depending on the circumstances, they may or may not do it for you, because they have no proof that you are the legitimate owner of the radio.
If not, I saw an advert for who claim they just need the radio SN and will provide the code for a fee.

Hope I've helped, don't forget to rate.


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