Question about 1999 Audi A6

4 Answers

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????

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • 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!


4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 29 Answers

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
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.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,035 Answers

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

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

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

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • wil574 Dec 31, 2010

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


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I got nothing

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

Why does car radio go into safe mode?

Internal short or speakers are faulty

Apr 21, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What is the sterio unlock code for kia optima 2005?

Most stock codes are zeros. A dealer may be able to give you this information without charging you anything. Try calling them if the code does not work.

Aug 31, 2014 | 2005 Kia Optima EX

1 Answer

I fitted new battery now sterio wont work Toyota hi ace 2007

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

Sep 18, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2005 Chevy Cavalier, get code out of radio to get unlock code from GM


Apr 06, 2013 | Chevrolet Cavalier Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i unlock a 1998 camaro v6 stereo it says enter unlock code i dont know the code

Bestbuy installs sterios call them and ask one of the installers worth a try.

Mar 16, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Camaro

2 Answers

How Do I Get My Radio Out OF Safe Mode? Anyone?


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:

  1. Hold down both the AM/FM and the SCAN button at the same time, until the display shows "1000".
  2. 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).
  3. On some radio (programmable models), the default code is "1111" or "1234".
  4. Press and hold the AM/FM and SCAN buttons again until the radio is starting.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Feb 07, 2010 | 2001 Audi A6

1 Answer

How do i reset a sterio code for a 2000 audi a6

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 displayed.

Dec 15, 2009 | 1996 Audi A6

1 Answer

How to unlock my 2002 car sterio

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!

Oct 15, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

3 Answers

Radio locked on my 98 grand prix need unlock code

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 before you try any of that, try 0000 to unlock your radio. Good luck and hope this helps. 

Jun 19, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

3 Answers

S40 volvo 2001 radio problem

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.

Nov 02, 2008 | 2000 Volvo S40

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Audi A6 Logo

3,858 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audi Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22059 Answers


Level 3 Expert

71162 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

13723 Answers

Are you an Audi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides