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Bose Radio code

My sterio is constantly showing SAFE. Cannot unlock it.
I don't have anu code but was going to try default codes to see if it workes.
Can you help me with this and code issue????

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  • Clayso Aug 03, 2008

    Hi there. My radio is in safe mode and There are no Audi dealers in my area. The VIN is WAUDA24B7XNO71034. The radio AUZ5Z6WOO94013, Your help will be greatly appricated. Once again thank you.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem my radio is on safe mode I have the codes but I dont know how to enter te codes star whit 09 and I dont know how to type 0 or 9.

  • elh430 Dec 30, 2008

    I also have an Audi A6 (1999) with a Bose radio. Just had my battery and alternator replaces and do not have the code. Audi wants me to make a reservation, bring it in so they can 'hook it up to their computer' and charge me $65.00. The dealership is a rip off and this is a number that any car owner should be entitled to! As much as l like my car, I will never own an Audi again due to the poor business practices and attitude at the dealership.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I am having the same problem and the dealership says they can't get the code with the numbers. The serial of the radio is AUZ1Z730024 Thanks!

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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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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.
good luck

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I replace my battery then my radio get blocked asking to
enter a code i went to Honda dealer but they want me to pay

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  • wil574 Dec 31, 2010

    thank you this site is very good and helpfull,i got my radio going with the tips

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