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VW radio when trying to reset my VW radio "2 safe" came up and now I can't even enter the code

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"2 safe" means that you have entered the wrong code twice. Leave the igniton switched on for about an hour and it will reset to - - - (three small lines) then you can enter the correct code. If you dont have the code you will need to speak to your vw dealer

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SOURCE: 97 VW Golf radio flashes safe

you have to leave radio and ignition on for 1hr till no.1000 appears,then enter code

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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