My battery went dead and after charging it i couldnt turn on the radio, keeps requesting a CODE & i typed a 5 DIGIT code that my car has on a white card with red numbers, the radio would just stay blocked with a message WAIT and then requat the code again.
I dont know how to activate the radio again?
If you typed the number in wrong more than twice it may be locked and won't take the number even when it's correct. You need to disconnect the battery again for more than 5 minutes and try again. If you typed it in correctly, the card might be from a previous radio (if you're not the original owner) or if it is the original radio, a mechanic may have swapped the card with another car by mistake. Either way, it's a trip to the dealer.
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Somewhere in your owners manual or radio booklet, there should be a 4 or 5 digit code and instructions on how to enter it in the radio. If you cannot find the code a dealer can get it for you by getting the serial number off the car and radio. If you have a good car shop, they can get this info and call the dealer for you, sometimes at no charge.
I just bought my 3rd Acura Legend...but never encountered this problem. They removed my battery to place in another vehicle on the lot...and when they replaced my battery, the radio locked up and would not do anything. I called the Acura dealership in my area....have an appt for Monday, she said $51.00 to get code. I was reading on all the websites i could find about Acura radio codes...then i come accross one posting about an Acura Integra. It said her code was under her ashtray. I went out to my car...pulled my ashtray out. There was a white sticker with a 5 digit number first, and then an E number. I turned my radio on, entered 5 digit number...it BEEPED. I turned it off, and turned it back on...to the most WONDERFUL BOSE stereo system!! It worked ya'll!! I was so shocked!! It may not help everybody....but my Acura Legend 4Dr Sedan has MUSIC now!! So i thought i would pass it along...saved me FIFTY dollars!!
1. VW VAG type 5 digit fault code 19497 = EOBD type P3041 fault code:
Fault location = CAN data bus, instrumentation - implausible Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) signal
Probable cause = Wiring, matching resistor in Engine Control Module (ECM)
2. VW VAG type 5 digit fault code 18032 = EOBD type P1624 fault code:
Fault location = Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) - request signal active
Probable cause = Trouble code(s) stored in other system(s)
3. VW VAG type 5 digit fault code 01039:
Fault location = Coolant Temperature Sensor (G2)
Probable cause = Open or Short to Plus, Short to Ground - Intermittent
4. VW VAG type 5 digit fault code 01304:
Fault location = Radio
Probable cause = No Communication
5. EOBD type P0761 fault code:
Fault location = Shift Solenoid C
Probable cause = Performance or Stuck OFF
1.) To begin, if your radio is
displays LOC, then proceed to step 2. If your radio says INOP, then
turn your ignition to the RUN position, and turn the radio ON. You must
leave it like this for a minimum of 1 hour (not 59 minutes) to
clear the INOP message. I would wait 1 1/2 hours just in case doing it
too early causes the timer to start over.
2.) Turn your ignition to RUN (if not already), and your radio to OFF.
Press and hold preset buttons 2 and 3 for around 5-10 seconds to obtain
a scrambled version of your radio's original factory set code.
3.) Call 800-537-5140 and ignore whatever you are promted to do (something about different dealer brands Chevy, Pontiac,saturn.), and type the number 202108 into your phone and then press the # button.
4.) Input your radio's 4 digit code into your phone when prompted, then
press the * button (NOT pound symbol like above step) and be ready with
a pen and paper to write down the unscrambled code. Keep this code
somewhere you WILL NOT lose it. I wrote mine in the notes section of
the owners manual.
5.) Once you have the code written down, press and hold 5 and 6 on your radio's preset buttons for 5-10 seconds.
6.) Then press the seek down button once to start the entry process.
7.) Using the following key, repeatedly press the buttons to set your code:
seek down = first digit
seek up = second digit
tune down = third digit
tune up = fourth digit
NOTE: I just checked a picture of the stereo out and discovered the
buttons have arrows facing left and right and not up and down. For the
purposes of this process, left represents down, and right represents up.
8.) Once you have the code entered, press AM/FM to set it. Try this
Radio codes are only available from the Dealer, you need to goto the dealership with your registration, they will type in your Vehicle Identification Number in there system and give you a 4 or 5 digit code. If you have typed buttons on the radio (3 incorrect codes) the radio will go to a lock-out mode and you will have to leave the key on position 1 for 1 hour to reset the lockout mode.
Hope this helps.
After failing to enter the correct code in 3 successive tries, you must leave the key in the "ignition on" position with the radio on. This will allow you 3 more tries to reset the 5 digit code. If you enter an erroneous digit, you must complete the 5 digit code, even though it is wrong. You have 2 more attempts to enter the correct code. Charlie