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Lost car radio code due flat battery

I have 06 passat with custom head unit, I've lost power like this before Nd somehow fixed it. No idea how .but after reading these posts it looks its just locked. How do I unlock itto get power to it? Custom head unit!

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SOURCE: Locked stereo in 1995 Holden Barina

I dont know if holden barina uses the same stereo as a US GM vehicle, but if it is a delco stereo (same as US models) then any gm dealer can retrieve the scrambled code and call their automated system to get the unscrambled unlock code. Just make sure if they do this for you to have them disable the theftlock system. With theftlock disabled a dead battery will not cause you any further problem. Hope this helps.

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If you don't have MODE and SCAN buttons ( I didn't ) you can try as above but with TP and TA - they worked for me.

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SOURCE: lost the code for my car radio due to flat battery

First phone your local jag dealer with your vin number
They should be able to locate your code
If this fails go to www.fitaudio.com
This will show how to remove

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