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Anti theft radio code wont accept number. radio wont work

I have a 97 saab convertable 900 that has aanit theft radio in it. it needs a code to get it to work if it gets taken out. the problem is a remanufactured unit was placed in it with a different code then the original one. I took the serial number in to the saab dealer and they confirmed the right code number. however it still wont go in when hitting the band number then the code in comes up but i put it in and nothing happens. is there a way to reprogram it or get it to accept the code? nothing happens just 4 lines after i put the number in (like so) ---- april

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Disconnect the negative terminal on your battery and reconnect after 10 seocnds. That should reset the radio and you can enter the code.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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Rickb928 might be correct but my stereo dose this too. When you connect the negative battery cable, do it quickly and in one shot. It seems that when it is done slowly the cable and battery sparks much and the stereo won't accept the code. After that tighten it down while holding it together. Then get in and it should work. You must turn the key to the on, not start position and push the power button, then it should say code in

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You should take the car to a Saab dealer who has a Tech II tool. They should be able to 'marry' the radio to your car correctly, and give you the proper code. Should cost an hour's labor, no more. If you talk nice to the tech, they may do some other little things, like check your convertible top timing which also requires the tool.

Be nice to the tech, most are very proud of their work and of Saabs, and respond well to praise and genuine respect. My dealer tech would probably do this for me for free, but I would gladly pay him.

Consider it the final cost of the replacement radio. It needs to be done.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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