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Radio doesn't work after putting a starter on

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Hello. you will need a radio code inorder to get your radio up and running again. Contact your local VW dealer. Joe

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To put a starter on you have to disconnect power and that can cause the stereo to require you to give a security code to start it. call the dealer near you and with the vehicle vin they can give you the code

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