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Stereo Says Safe and Can't listen to it

I have a 2000 Audi A6. My Stereo Says "Safe", what does that mean and how do i fix it. i can't listen to my radio or cd's.

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Get the code from your dealer with the car's VIN if the system is OEM. Chances are the code is somewhere in the owners manual package that came with your car....so much for theft proofing...if you or the PO haven't removed it.
If you have the code, like 0095, you press and hold two buttons on the RHS of the Bose Symphoney II, the PSCAN and RBDS buttons IIRC for about 3-5 seconds...the SAFE should go out and 0000 appear on the screen. You then use the first four program buttons to cycle each number (1 for first 0, 2 for second 0, etc.) to the program code. When you've entered the program code, press the PSCAN and RBDS buttons again to start the radio. I don't think the ignition has to be on.
Next time use a battery jumper...I prefer the portable kind that can be recharged through the power socket/lighter. I just replaced my battery ($153 genuine Audi OEM vice $300 installed) and had no issues with the radio. BTW, the auto up on the drivers and passenger windows probably has to be reset. Lower the window(s) all the way, raise them up and HOLD the switch up for 3 seconds...the auto up will reset.

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Yo, it's simply locked, meaning the battery was detached at some time. I don't know which radio you have, on my Concert it's a fairly clear procedure, but you do have to know the unlock code.

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