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Stuck in safe mode

My audi has safe mode on the radio display . i bought the car off of craigslist and im not sure what the code is .I was told that the radio code is on a sticker in the spare wheel well. i have the sticker in there ,i tried to put the code in via holding the p-scan and RBSC ( or whatever it is) buttons. i tried the two different four digit codes on the sticker and neither of them worked . i am not completely locked into safe mode and cant get it to pull up the numbers to enter them again . any ideas before i go spend 89.99 at the dealership??

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The radio may not be the original one.

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Call the dealer, or take the radio to the dealer with you ID and Registration, they will give you your code, write it down and file it in a safe spot. I had to do the same thing for my BMW.

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SOURCE: 2001 Audi A4 radio in safe mode. Battery was

sorry to say, you will need to take it in, it needs to be hooked up to their computer to reset and have it start up poperly. It just like a pc when it crash it will try to start in safe mode until you select "Normal" start up

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you need to hold down tps and fm2 again after you enter the code
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SOURCE: stereo locked in safe mode have tried holding scan

unit needs to be left on 1000 for 24 hrs before you input code

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IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for yours Audi radio from the car manufacturer! The sequence of 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.
3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit.
4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit.
6. By the #4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit.
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!

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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