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2000 Audi A4 Radio Problem

I just recently purchased a used 2000 Audi A4 and I can not get the radio to work. I know that the battery was just replaced on the car before I bought it, so I was thinking that I just needed to put the radio card code back into the car but nothing happens when I press the on/off switch. The word safe does not appear on the screen....nothing appears on the screen. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    i have the same problem nothing shows up on the radio it doesn't even light up i just replaced the battery also

  • osting Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same Audi model and year, but mine is quatro 1.8 turbo. Im also having some problem after my battery got drained all that is on the radio is "SAFE" but I could not findthe TP & RDS button. Is there any alternate button to press,and I dont hae the radio codes either.



    Please help me. Im a First time car owner and this things drives me nuts!

  • Rafa86 Sep 16, 2008

    I do see the SAFE display but i tried to put 2x the code and none of the was the correct one. Since then i cant get access to try another code again. Im guessing that this is becasue the radio got blocked and now im wondering if there is a way to reset it so that i can try another code?

    Would the dealer be able to reset it as the last ressource? Im affraid that not even them would be able. PLS help me out .

    Thanks in advance for any answer.

  • schfield5734 Oct 12, 2008

    it has safe on and i dont no how to put the code in can u tell me

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    My battery was replaced, now radio says, 'safe' how do I get it to come back on?

  • g2amill Dec 08, 2008

    same problem no light or nothing on my radio it just doesn't turn on.......what should i do??

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    i have an audi A6 where my radio is saying safe - i have entered my radio code but nothing is happening
    can someone help me

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    Same Problem Here

  • beenee6 Feb 13, 2009

    i also have the same problem i have a 1996 audi a4 quattro and nothing happens when i try to power on the radio. Nothing illuminates safe doe not come on the screen and i already checked all the fuses in the fuse panel.

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    ltd5525888 Dec 02, 2013

    hey guys there is 2 buttons one is mark DX and FM1/2 depress these two at the same time and hold them until you see the code 1000 appear then release .. enter this code of 1711 and it should unlock your radio.. if that does not work contact your Local Audi dealer and get ready to shell out some serious cash..

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I have a couple of answers for different problems... here

1. to the user who has nothing on the display...
ANSWER: check your fuses etc... treat it like a bad radio... check you wires for connection...


2. To the user who has the ability to put the code in and has tried it two of the three times...

If are able to you read a manual you will feel more secure as: it is not a permanent "locking" of the radio (if you try three times and all are failed attempts...) either wait the typical hour and retry, or disconnect it from the power....reconnect it AND then retry at will..

When all else fails ... GO to the dealership...

as long as you havent stolen the radio...

For the most part the dealership will charge you nothing...

If they have to "pull" your radio to see the radio Vin number they charge 15 bucks...

but if they dont .. I think they will help you reset your car radio for nothing... in hopes you will return for further service!


Best to you!


D~Fixer


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  • dblockd Jul 30, 2014

    To the reader who asks: what is the code.. well there are 9,999 possibilities. : ) there is no "one" code fits all each radio is programmed internally via a security chip form the factory. The dealership keeps a list based on your VIN which radio code you need. Also for those of you that are lucky enough to still have it with the car.. in many glove boxes are the original radio owners manual and often the number is in that booklet in a pull out card and the previous owner was kind/ smart enough to leave the card in the booklet. or they write it somewhere in hte same booklet so even though the card is removed, the number is still with the car. Good Luck, D~Fixer

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I agree with Guest - he's got all the info straight.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

Do you have the user manual in the car? I am taking it you don't. Right to fix the problem, working on the previso that the previous owner didn't enter the wrong code that is.

Firstly make sure the key is in the ignition but you do not need to switch the engine on, but the the dashboard light & radio needs to be illuminated.

On the radio hold down the TP & RDS buttons together until the 'Safe' disappears. Then using buttons 1245, enter the code. You will need to press each of the button several times each until the correct code appears. Then hold the TP & RDS buttons again briefly. Do not press the buttons down for too long.

If however, this doesn't work, it means a wrong code was enter 3x previously and you will need to reset the system. To do this, you will need to be patient as you need to leave the key in the ignition for one hour until the SAFE disappears. Then do as above.

The way to tell if the wrong code appears is that you will see the number 1 in the top left of the radio display for each time a code has been entered.

Good luck. If it helps I write from experience and I am now happily listening to my radio etc again.

Ronnie

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

  • dschock23 Mar 08, 2011

    Yeah but what is the code to enter in? I went to the audi dealership and they said it would take them an hour and $ 145 dollars cuz they have to pull the radio out and plug their equipment into the radio. Does anybody know the code??

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SOURCE: how do i get the audi radio off safe mode?

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for yours Audi Concert radio from the car manufacturer! For Audi Concert the sequence of programming is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit.
4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit.
6. By the #4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys for confirm this safe code. On the screen will be displayed "SAFE" notice. Release keys! For few seconds a radio frequence will be displayed. The radio is now ready for use!

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SOURCE: 2001 Audi A4 radio in safe mode. Battery was

sorry to say, you will need to take it in, it needs to be hooked up to their computer to reset and have it start up poperly. It just like a pc when it crash it will try to start in safe mode until you select "Normal" start up

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