First off, the last of the "trunk sticers" were in Audi 100's, so that was a long time ago. You may find a trunk monkey thou!
Second, any audi dealership can get you your code with your Vin number by useing either Elsaweb or AccessAudi, you do not NEED to take the car in. They just want you to take it in so that they can charge you. A card was supplied with your car from factory with the code,but most people remove the card and loose it or don't send it with the car when sold.
Third, the code IS NOT located on the sticker on the radio, this would defeat the Anti-theft purpose of having a code to unlock the radio if someone stole your radio, "put it on the radio", THINK !!?? Someone may have written it on your radio, but the factory DID NOT.
Each radio has a program procedure that can be found here http://www.ibiblio.org/tkan/audi/radios/radios.html
find your radio and have the code. 2 or 3 wrong codes will lock you out for at least 1 hour.
You need special keys to remove Audi radios also, if you don't believe me about the sticker on the radio.
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Re: Bose Radio code
Yes, most of the time radio goes into safe mode when battery is
replace. Check your radio manual and trunk , where spare tire is ,
sometimes the sticker is still there from the factory . It's 4 digit
number. The last thing - go to the dealer (only dealer will get this
code).If you can pull the radio out, there is a number on the side (
most time on r/ side) which starts with AUZ...... . Get this and your
Vin# and than I will try to get the code.
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oN STERIOS THIS NEW YOUR ONLY CHOICE IS TO TAKE THE RADIO TO THE DEALER AND HAVE THEM SHIP IT IN TO THE FACTORY FOR REPAIR AND WHEN YOU GET IT BACK YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER TO HAVE IT PROGRAMMED
Press the FM2 and RDS buttons simultaneously and hold until
"1000" shows on the display. Release the buttons. Do NOT
press these buttons again, otherwise the radio will consider "1000"
to be the code.
Use Preset buttons 1 ... 4 to enter the four-digit code number
from your radio card. Preset button 1 corresponds to the first digit,
Preset button 2 corresponds to the second digit, etc. Each press of
the button increments the number by 1.
Once the code shown on the display is correct, press the FM2 and RDS
buttons simultaneously and hold until the word "SAFE" appears in the
display, then release the buttons.
The radio should unlock and be usable shortly afterwards.
If an incorrect code is entered, the word "SAFE" appears, first flashing
and then continuously. You can repeat the above steps to unlock the
radio once more, the number of attempts will be shown in the display.
If an incorrect code is entered again, you radio will be locked for about
one hour. After one hour - the radio must stay on and the key must remain
in the ignition lock - if the display goes out, the you can repeat the
above procedure to unlock again. The cycle - two attempts, one hour
lock-up - still applies.
It helps to state what radio you have.....So did you find the fuse and its good?and getting power or just tried to find it? Try fuse 11 and 13 for the Nav. Fuse 8 and 9 inside and fuse 4 under hood for BOSE SYSTEM. Fuse 8, 9 under dash and 48 under hood for non BOSE
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for yours Audi radio from the car manufacturer! The sequence of programming is: 1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed. 2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt. 3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit. 4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit. 5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit. 6. By the #4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit. 7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys for confirm this safe code. On the screen will be displayed "SAFE" notice. Release keys! For few seconds a radio frequence will be displayed. The radio is now ready for use!
The radio goes in safe mode when the battery gets disconnected, or if for some reason the radio lost power connection.
To get the radio out of safe mode you will need the anti theft code.
This is available with car documentation, in first page of the in car entertainment booklet, or on first page of the car booklet (not the car manual).
Once you have got the code, do the following:
Hold down both the AM/FM and the SCAN button at the same time, until the display shows "1000".
Use the buttons 1,2,3,4 to change each of the digits until you get displayed the same code as printed on documentation (ensure that it is the right one).
On some radio (programmable models), the default code is "1111" or "1234".
Press and hold the AM/FM and SCAN buttons again until the radio is starting.
If you fail twice the code, the radio will lock up in safe mode, and you won't be able to enter the code again.
If the radio is locked, or if the code is lost, the unlock can be done at the nearest car dealer, usually for a small fee, or for free.
urn on radio - the word SAFE will appear in the display. Press th
P.SCAN and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold them down until "1000"
lights up in the display.Release buttons.Do not, under no circumtances,
continue holding them down or press them once again. This will cause
the radio to consider the number 1000 to be the input code.Use station
buttons 1,2,3,and 4 to enter the code number on your Radio Card. Use
the button 1 to enter the first number 2 for the second number 3 for
the third number and 4 for the last number.Once you have entered the
code and it shows on the display,press the P.SCAN and RBDS buttons down
again simultaneously and hold them down until the word SAFE appears in
the display.Release buttons. Soon afterwards a frequency will be
If your lucky the dealer may still have it or the code may be written down at the back pages of your manual. The other place where you can get the code would be www.radio-code.com. before you try any of that, try 0000 to unlock your radio. Good luck and hope this helps.
Turn on radio - the word SAFE will appear in the display. Press th P.SCAN and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold them down until "1000" lights up in the display.Release buttons.Do not, under no circumtances, continue holding them down or press them once again. This will cause the radio to consider the number 1000 to be the input code.Use station buttons 1,2,3,and 4 to enter the code number on your Radio Card. Use the button 1 to enter the first number 2 for the second number 3 for the third number and 4 for the last number.Once you have entered the code and it shows on the display,press the P.SCAN and RBDS buttons down again simultaneously and hold them down until the word SAFE appears in the display.Release buttons. Soon afterwards a frequency will be displayed.
try taking the unit out. there is a sticker on it with a serial number
call your dealer and tell them that you need a code " service department "
they will ask for the serial number on the radio
once you give the serial number they will look it up and give you the code
do not try to put a " random " code this will lock your radio and you will have to unlock it before putting the code in it.
if the screen shows " code " you are fine, just get the code and voile.
if your screen shows " waiting " the radio is locked up and i will assis you on that matter once you get the code.