After having battery removed and charged, I put in the wrong code 3x for the radio, before I found what the correct radio code was and before I could put it in the correct radio code it locked up and displayes the word "Off" on the LCD screen.....How do I reset the radio to display the word "Code" on the LCD screen(like it was originally displaying) before I locked up the radio, so I can enter in the correct radio code?
Re: Radio Locked Up, due to wrong code entered.....
Simple the car radio has a small battery inside called a volitile memory needs this battery to keep the radio memory you have to disconnect one of the side might have to unsolder it leave it off for 20mins then start all over again
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In the owners maunel you should have a card with the radio code on it.
The radio will only display EEE or OFF when the wrong code has been entered and the radio is locked depending on model - this is due to the battery being disconnected and the incorrect radio code being entered 3 times. You will neet to reset the radio. To do this the radio has to be on for either 2 or 4 hours - see the manual for your model. If you got the code from a card from Volvo, and it didn't work, then the radio has been changed or it has been reset by the dealer and your current code is invalid. You will have to pull the radio and find the serial & model number, and get Volvo to look up the code for that radio or the dealer may be able to lookup the radio code via vin# from Volvo. The dealer can reset the radio and enter a new code. When the radio is "ready" to accept an unlock code the display will say "codE". You will need this code if your battery is ever disconnected.
put a battery charger on the battery,turn key to on postion[engine not running] turn radio to on and let it sit there like that for about 5 hours or untill radio say code then enter right code. if battery goes dead during this you have to dtart over
if u put in the wrong code to many times or entered it wrong and it security locked out[SEC] dealer needs to hook up to vehicle to reset the security lockout before u can reset the radio with the correct code
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.
either the radio code is wrong or you have locked the radio down you only have three attempts to enter the correct code if this is the case disconnect thenegative battery cable for 10 minutes then reconnect and try again. If the code is wrong the audio unit will have to be removed so you can get the serial number to give to the honda dealership so they can get the correct code
turn the radio off push preset buttons 1 &6 while holding these buttons turn on the radio the serial# will come up call the dealer with this # they should give you the radio code if you have a problem write back i can get it for you if you have error on the radio then disconnect the battery cable neg for aprx. 30 seconds reconnect the enter the code using your preset buttons
to enter your code when the cd player displays error leave cd player switched on and after 20 mins or so i will display 0000 then you will be able to enter your code this happens when some 1 has entered the wrong code