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Radio says code after cleaning battery cable and reattaching the battery cables to battery is there some kinda master code to rest it?

I cleaned my car battery heads on my 1998 Mitsubishi Diamante and now its says code and my radio wont function with out a code being put in its some numbers is there some kinda master rest code for the radio

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Yes and no. You will have to call the dealer and tell them you vin. If its the OEM radio they will be able to give you the code for it by matching the vin and serial number from the radio. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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