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Radio Code Recently replaced battery in my 2002 Spectra. Now my radio plays for approx. 3 min. and then flashes code. I've contacted 2 dealerships and both were unsuccessful in reseting my radio. Recently another Kia Dealership told me that I needed to purchase a new radio. They claim this has happened to a "few" of their Kias. Any solution?

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