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Radio will not power on can not even get it to safe mode

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Did you recently replace the battery or did the battery get drained of power? If so it may have an antitheft code that needs to be entered before you can use it again.If you have the original manual there should be a 4 digit code located in the booklet. It's usually easier to call the nearest VW dealer and they can walk you through it as well as give you the code for free over the phone. DONT PAY FOR IT. If you didn't recently replace the battery, check the fuse box. It should be labeled 'radio' and it should be a red 10 amp fuse. The replacement fuse is normally less than $1. If you're not sure where to look, just ask a friend. It's not something that can be easily messed up so it would be ok to have someone with very little expertise change the fuse, I hope this helps you!

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Check the fuse to see if it has popped. It should be a 10 amp fuse (red)

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