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Radio code? I have a 96 jetta, I just got it and the radio will not work. It reads "safe" and lights up but won't play music. I don't want to have to take the dash off to get it to work, so it there a universal code or something that I can do to get it to work? I am getting a new radio in a few weeks, but I'd like to listen to something other than the wind while driving it for the next few weeks. thanks, grace caudill

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  • ginatorres2 Aug 25, 2008

    need radio code for 96 jetta i live 2 hrs. from the nearest dealership, also the car does not go in reverse transmission problems. Anyone have any suggestions.

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There is not a universal code - each car is different. If you take it to your local VW dealer they will give it to you for free. Keep it though everytime your battery is disconnected it will read "safe"

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