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Dead Battery equals Stereo lock

My battery died. I jumped it and it works fine now, but my stereo is locked. I can't listen to CD's or even the radio. It also read's SAFE on the screen. What do I do with it?

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If you have the original documents (owners manual that came with the car) there should be a anti- theft "code" with instructions for unlocking the radio. If you can't find this info from the factory owners manual - you have to go to the Audi dealer for the fix

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You must get the 4 digit security code and enter it into the radio by pressing the AM and FM2 buttons at the same time. Then enter code via the preset buttons. Press button #1 until you get the first digit of the code then press button #2 until you get the 2nd digit and so on for the 3rd and 4th digits. when code is on the display press the AM and FM2 buttons again and radio should come back on. if it reads safe you have the wrong code #. You can get the code from a dealer for a small fee. They need to remove the radio to get a serial # on the radio chassis.

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