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I have a 1996 Saab 900SE Turbo. The battery was disconnected for a maintenace function. The radio needs to be reset. I have the code but didn't take. Now the radout is no longer requesting input code. How do I get it in the mode to accept the code and what is the procedure to get my radio operative?

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  • norman886 Jul 17, 2010

    It worked exactly as you proposed. Great job and thanks again.

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The exact code is required to make the radio operative.But if the display screen is not showing "input code" on display.Then radio has to be reset.disconnect the radio connections from under the dash.For this dash has to be removed to disconnect the radio connecting connectors and wires.Then leave it like that only for more then 24 can start the vehicle with radio disconnected from dash.Then after 24 hours reconnect the radio and check it will show "input code".now insert the exact code for your radio.But one thing.If wrong code is entered more then 3 times the radio will get locked.But if you still continue and try to enter code and wrong code is entered more then 5 times then the radio internal processor gets locked.And for that the radio needs to be taken to dealer to get the radio reset and make it operative. so in case if you are not sure of the exact code or correct code.dont try to input codes as it will lock the radio completely .because all all cars have radio but the code is different for all cars.let the car and radio model number be the same the code will be different for all cars radio code will not work with other car radio codes.There is a serial number on the radio and code is as per the serial number. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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