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Radio stuck in safe mode

Had a new battery replaced today and I cant get the radio to turn on. I held the two buttons down at the same time am and the rds and nothing happens? 2002 Audi tt quattro convertable does anyone know how to help me.

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  • simonetc Aug 04, 2008

    I tried the suggestion, holding buttons and entering the code, however, it still states SAFE. any other suggestions? thanks.

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    dboross Jan 04, 2013

    How long are you supposed to hold the buttons down? I held them for over two minutes and the number 1000 never appeared.

  • dboross
    dboross Jan 04, 2013

    How long do you wait until the number 1000 appears? The word SAFE has not been replaced after multiple attempts.

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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.
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