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Hello! my 98 VW beetle has a radio ..but it is currently under safe mode..I can't however put the code in because one of the buttons needed to put the code is jammed :(

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Use some wd40 on the buttons to free them up, this will not famage the radio. also try getting a clean dry [paint brush and cleaning around the buttons.

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Daughter has 1998 beetle, no owners manual the radio is in the safe mode and not coming on vin 3vwbb61c61c6wm010615, how do i get this to work?


Hello Camille, you will need the code for the radio, if you don't have it, look in the trunk, VW likes to hide them in there, under the spare tire. If you can't find it, you will have to get it from the dealer per VIN number. Once you have the code follow this procedure.

1: Turn on the radio, "SAFE" will appear in the display
2: After 3 seconds, the number 1000 will appear in the display.
3: Use the radio station preset buttons 1 to 4 to enter the code number for your radio. Use preset button 1 to enter the first digit in the code number. Use button 2 to enter the second digit, etc. The value range for each of the 4 digits is "0...9". The digit will increase by 1 each time you tap the preset button. The number returns to "0" after "9".
4: After you finish entering the code, press the right side (">") of the SEEK button 10 for longer than 2 seconds until you hear an audible signal.
5: if you`ve entered the code number correctly, "LSM" will appear in the display.
6: Now you are ready to use the radio again.

I hope this information is helpful.


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Oct 04, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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My 1998 vw beetle its stuck on 2 safe mode i need help getting that out thanks


First of all you should exit from 2 safe mode. Then turn ON the radio and let it turned ON for at least one hour, in order to exit from 2 safe mode.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!


You can find the radio code at: http://www.radio-code.co.uk/

The sequence of VW radio programming is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
For example: we have the security code "5079". Then:
3. By the no.# 1 key you will set up the first safe code digit. Push 5 times on the no.# 1 button. The "5" number will be setted.
4. By the no.# 2 key you will set up the second safe code digit. Push 10 times on the no.# 2 button. The "0" number will be setted.
5. By the no.# 3 key you will set up the third safe code digit. Push 7 times on the no.# 3 button. The "7" number will be setted.
6. By the no.# 4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit. Push 9 times on the no.# 4 button. The "9" number will be setted.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys for confirm this safe code. On the screen will be displayed "SAFE" notice. Release keys! For few seconds a radio frequence will be displayed.

The radio is now ready for use!

Sep 13, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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In my 200 vw beetle tdi, the radio will not turn on. the fuse is good for the radio, so what else should i try


You need to remove the radio out from the dashboard using special removal VW radio Gamma keys. In the rear face of the unit is placed a fuse (red color) = 10 Amp. Replace blown fuse with a new one. Then you will need to exit the radio out from the security "SAFE" mode.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from an Volkswagen dealer!


You can find the radio code at: http://www.radio-code.co.uk/
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The sequence of programming for a 2000 VW Beetle radio Gamma is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDM" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDM" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
For example: we have the security code "5079". Then:
3. By the no.# 1 key you will set up the first safe code digit. Push 5 times on the no.# 1 button. The "5" number will be setted.
4. By the no.# 2 key you will set up the second safe code digit. Push 10 times on the no.# 2 button. The "0" number will be setted.
5. By the no.# 3 key you will set up the third safe code digit. Push 7 times on the no.# 3 button. The "7" number will be setted.
6. By the no.# 4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit. Push 9 times on the no.# 4 button. The "9" number will be setted.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDM" keys for confirm this safe code. On the screen will be displayed "SAFE" notice. Release keys! For few seconds a radio frequence will be displayed.
The radio is now ready for use!

Jun 29, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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The radio is in SAFE mode....


It has to be the wrong code. You have to take in to the VW dealership, (because of so many stolen radios), they will have to verify your registration. Then they will remove your radio, get the serial number put it in to VW hub<( dealership only VW repair site), and retrieve the correct code. Even though the code shown is in your owners manual should have been the correct code sometimes radios get switched. Question at the end you said you pressed seek- did you hold the right lower arrow button, (scan), in till radio began to play?

Dec 31, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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My vw radio is in safe mode


disconect bettery for 4 hr than try againe

Sep 11, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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2 safe


1998 vw new beetles radio is stuck on 2 safe how do I get it out of this mode?

Aug 24, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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Need code for radio in a 1998 VW Beetle. Have VIN# an radio serial #. Any help will be appreciated.


You will need to inquire from the VW Servive Center. The Dealer is one of the few people that can call in and get the radio code.

First check your Owner's Manual in case a prior owner wrote it down insed the manual. Also look for a sticker inside the spare tire wheel well. For some model years VW placed the code on a sticker and then put it in that location. My daughter has a 98 VW Beetle and we had to inquire of the Service Department. They didn't charge us to obtain the code, and it took less than 5 minutes to obtain.

Jul 14, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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98 VW Beetle used-no radio code- I have radio & car serial #'s...


I assume you have this unlocked by now, but here's an answer for someone else for the future :-)
if you have the original radio that come with the car, look in the wheel well in the trunk, where the spare tire goes. (yep, you'll need to stand on your head). there is a sticker that will have the 4-digit code on it.
enter that into the radio.
I can't remember off the top of my head which one it is, but either the >> Scan or the am/fm button will be the "enter key"

Nov 17, 2008 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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Unlock radio in 98 beetle


I've had this happen twice when the battery died. It goes into the SAFE 2 mode if you try entering it and don't do it right and then you have to leave the radio on for 1 1/2 hours to have it come on to 1000 and then set it with each number one at a time and then hold down right reset until he beeps on. So, if you are discouraged as I was, the answer is to leave it on with the SAFE showing for over an hour and it probably will come on with the 1000 for setting eventually.

Aug 02, 2008 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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