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Programing the radio

We replaced the battery and now the radio says off and we can't get in to turn on.

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All newish sterios have a code which you would have to enter before use, this is usually found in the manual for the car if the stereo is factory fitted? if not then youi will have to rely on the previous owner/ person who had it fitted using his/her head and kept a note of this as it is practically impossible to find from manufacturer.

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