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My 04 cabrio radio is on safe mode any universal code i can use?

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  • sss1717 Aug 06, 2008

    I have the same problem and the dealership said I needed to remove the radio (which apparently only they can do) and get the number off of the side of the radio.

  • casm007 Oct 08, 2008

    ok I have read every ones info about the radio code. I have my radio pulled out.. the number on the side other than the serial num and model number ,, there is something that reads .... CC-P/N 09375119 but i can only put 4 numbers for the code,, so which one do i use.. the dealer here wants to charge me $100.00.. well I can talk to myself on the way to work before i let him rip me off.. so which numbers do i put in,,,,'thank you!!!!!!

  • nyalbo91 Oct 11, 2008

    i have a 2001 volkswagen cabrio i have the code but what do i press after i put the code in?



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You can buy a DIN radio removal tool or ask the guys at the local car stereo shop to pull it out for you, I had mine replaced with a Pioneer at circuit city for less than$100. Better sound, better tuner and now I have the old radio with the code on it to put back in if I sell the car.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

  • geomanjr Sep 05, 2008

    I meant to add once you have the serial mumber you should be able to get the code from the dealer or the code might be written on the radio, mine was on the side



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