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My audio system is stuck in the 'loc' position. We didn't have a code so we can't unlock it. Suburban

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How to Reset GM Theft lock Radio's

Article Disclaimer: This article is meant to be used by Delco Radio owners to reset there radios. In no way is it meant to be used for any unethical or unlawful ways.

Purpose

The following instructions will allow you to reset any GM (General Motors), Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac theft lock radio.

Requirements

The theft lock radio must be in "LOC" mode.

Procedure:

1. Turn the ignition ON (The radio should display "LOC")

2. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 buttons for six seconds

3. The radio display changes from LOC to a three-digit number. Write this number down. You now have fifteen seconds to complete the next step.

4. Press the AM/FM button

5. The radio display changes to another three-digit number. Write this number to the right of the first one.

6. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are from STEP 03 and the last three digits are form STEP 05

7. Call 1-800-537-5140

8. Press 1 then # (pound). You'll hear "Invalid Code, try again"

9. Press 139010 or 106010 or 206010 or 202107 then # (pound). "it's really *<star>lol"
You will be asked to enter your four or six digit code followed by *

10. Enter the number from STEP 6 then *

11. Listen to the four-digit number and write it down. It will be repeated twice

12. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)

13. Use the MN and HR buttons to enter the code from STEP 11

14. Press the AM/FM button. The radio display changes to "SEC". Your radio is now "un-locked" and usable.

Dealership Codes

* 139010
* 106010
* 206010
* 202107

Troubleshooting

If you fail to enter the correct code eight times, the radio goes into INOP mode. You have to wait an hour with the ignition on before the radio returns to LOC mode.

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Posted on May 10, 2010

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1999 Chevrolet Chevy K Pickup - 4WD ' Escalade, Pickup Classic, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon VIN C/K Service Manual ' Document ID: 522597 Radio Displays LOC, LOCKED, or CODE Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No
1
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  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable for 1 minute.
  3. Reconnect the battery cable.
  4. Turn the ignition to run.
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Does radio now operate?
--
--
Go to Step 2
2
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Does the Radio have Theftlock?
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Go to Step 3
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3
Is it possible to get the security code from the customer?
--
Go to Radio/Audio System Operation
Go to Step 4
4
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Did you receive the 6 digit Radio Display Code?
--
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5
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--
Go to Step 6
--
6
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--
Go to Step 7
Repeat Step 6
7
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Did the radio display?
--
--
Repeat Step 7

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