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Go to the dealership. They will require the vin number. But all radios are different to prevent theft. That is the only way I have found to get the codes. You will need to have your vin number for them.

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Code radio


In the owners maunel you should have a card with the radio code on it.

The radio will only display EEE or OFF when the wrong code has been entered and the radio is locked depending on model - this is due to the battery being disconnected and the incorrect radio code being entered 3 times. You will neet to reset the radio. To do this the radio has to be on for either 2 or 4 hours - see the manual for your model. If you got the code from a card from Volvo, and it didn't work, then the radio has been changed or it has been reset by the dealer and your current code is invalid. You will have to pull the radio and find the serial & model number, and get Volvo to look up the code for that radio or the dealer may be able to lookup the radio code via vin# from Volvo. The dealer can reset the radio and enter a new code. When the radio is "ready" to accept an unlock code the display will say "codE". You will need this code if your battery is ever disconnected.

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I have a 1994 volvo 850 GLT. Radio reset code


You will need to turn the ignition to the number 1 position and turn the radio on. It can take several hours, but the word code should come back on. When that happens, you will need to put the correct code in. If you don't have it, a Volvo dealer can give you the correct code from your VIN.

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Need to remove factory installed radio on a 1999 Volvo S70 to get serial number to reset code


reset code should be in your radio manual, if you have it, removing radio is a lot more work.

May 19, 2010 | 1999 Volvo S70

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I have a 1998 volvo S70 and the radio wont reset, I left the battery disconnected for over 3 hours and it still says off, how do I reset it to put in my code?


You need to leave the key in the ignition in position I (accessory) for two hours, after that it will say code and you can input the code. The radio switches to "OFF" after three failed attempts with the wrong code. If you dont have the code call the dealership with your VIN and they can give it to you.

Jan 25, 2010 | 1998 Volvo S70

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If the dealer performed the work I would be VERY persistant in them getting your radio fixed. Talk to the Service Director.

Aug 13, 2009 | 1998 Volvo S70

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How do i reset the radio code in a volvo 850 glt sedan 1996


go to your local volvo dealership, and you must have the car in your name, but ask one of the mechanics if you can have the code for your radio, they'll look it up and give it to you I believe.

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I need code for my radio 1994 volvo 850 VIN code yv1ls551xs222154


call your local volvo dealer and tell them your battery went dead and that you need radio code. they will ask you for car VIN...dont go that route, pull out radio and give them the numbers on the sticker ontop of radio. and make sure you keep the code written down. Good luck.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1994 Volvo 850

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1999 volvo radio code


To reset the radio you have to leave the key in position one (the radio will come on, but the dash lights are not on) with the radio on for at least two hours. It can take up to four hours to reset.
Make sure the climate control and blower are in the off position to keep the battery from running down. Eventually the radio will say "code". There is a four digit code that is unique to each radio, if you don't have it you must contact the local Volvo dealer and have your VIN code. The VIN code is locate on the far top/right side of the dash, you must be outside the car to see it. It will begin with something like YV1LS...................

When you get this code from the dealer you input the code using the radio preset (1-6 buttons). If the radio says code again that means it is the incorrect radio code. Most likely the radio has been replaced. Then it would be alot easier to take it to the dealer since the radio has to be removed and the serial number taken off the radio chassis unit. Usually most dealers will do it for free if they think you'll come back for services, so just tell them you just bought it and be nice, hopefully it will work.


hope this helps

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1992 Volvo radio code


The radio code is an anti-theft precauction, we do not have access to them, there is a web site that will sell the info to you, radiocode.com, the dealer can also provide this info.

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local volvo dealer in Ft. Wayne called back and I gave them my vin and she gave me the code and it worked

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