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How do i go about retrieving the code to unlock my radio?

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Call 1888mitsu2001, choose option #4, then hit * (star). give the operator the last 8 numbers in your vin and they will provide the radio code for FREE!

DO NOT PAY FOR THE CODE ONLINE OR GO TO THE DEALER (they will also charge you).

- you will also need to provide the serial and part number of your radio (takes about 5 minutes to take apart an eclipse dash...1 screw in the bottom of the HVAC panel) if you call the 1888mitsu2001 it will provide basic instructions on how to accomplish this.

- if your radio says "off" (meaning you entered the wrong code too many times) you need to put your key in the ignition and turn it to ACC mode for approx. 45min - 1hr and then your radio will say "code" at which point you can enter the code to unlock the radio.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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    in my case to obtain the radio serial/part number i didnt have to physically remove the radio, just the hvac/radio plastic panel...both required numbers **should** be visible from the front.

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The radio code will have to come from the dealer they usually give you this info when you buy the car. if it has gotten lost you will have to go to the dealer with your vin # and purchase the code from them. sometimes is actually cheaper and a lot better to put an aftermarket stereo into the car.the code for your car will only work on your radio not anyone elses even if they have an identical car this is the anti theft feature makes it worthless if someone does steal it.

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Your dealer will have that information

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I had that problem on my 2001 Eclipse GT, and unfortantely I had to go through my dealer (and got ripped off), it was about $80 to just simply take my radio out, look at a number, type it into a computer for the code, and push 4 buttons to make my cd player work.

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To do it yourself you will need to have the radio removal keys to unlock the radio compartment .
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  1. Your vehicle requires that you remove the radio from the vehicle in order to retrieve your radio's serial number.

  • SECTION 1.B

Radio serial#
  1. Found on top of vehicles radio. You must remove radio from vehicle in order to retrieve radio serial number.
  • Some vehicles will have A serial# in the glove box. THIS IS NOT THE RADIO SERIAL# AND MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY TO RETRIEVE CODE!
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SECTION 2.B
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Radio MR or MB#
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