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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Look for FOUR digit code in the user manual. Disconnecting the battery has put the radio in SAFE mode. If you can't get the code, then take it to the agents. They will insert the code and get the radio working
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
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
Hello! You will need to contact a GM dealership for the override code, but you will also need to provide them with some info from the radio. Follow these steps: 1) Press & hold the 2 & 3 buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds; a 2 or 3 digit code will appear, write this # down, 2) Press & hold the AM/FM button for about 10 seconds: another code will appear, write this # down as well.
You may also need to provide your VIN to the dealership as well.
Hope this helps and good luck! Thanks for using FixYa!
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.
Same problem with mine, same model etc. If you input code incorrectly 3 times the word 'OFF' appears. Then you need to leave the ignition in the first position with the radio on with the word off appearing for 2 hours. It then asks you for the code again. Ring your volvo dealer and give them your registration plate number. They should have the code on file. They should not charge for this. My problem is that volvo's code that they have stored does not work so i'm waiting for a repair guy to ring me back. Suspect my stereo was 'swapped out' during a service call. Might explain the cd skipping.