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1991 passat radio/ safe mode

I have the code for the radio. i was told to wait 24 hours and the word SAFe" would dissapear from the radio . Then i could put the code in. It still says "SAFe" .

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  • coroico Jul 15, 2008

    When I bought my passat 1991 it did´nt include the manual, so I can´t figure out how to satrt the radio. Seems it has a code which I don´t know. Please wiil you help me in this problem?

  • fishr5 Sep 27, 2008

    I have the factory code but will not change out of safe mode. Could the code have been changed for some reason?

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Try disconnecting the battery cable or radio power input for a half hour or more make sure you have the key ready when you reconnect the battery cable as the factory alarm will sound.

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