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Radio locked Hi there I'm driving a 4 door Ford Focus. I took out my battery and when I put it back in again it asked me for a code. I called Ford dealers in N1 city and they said that I should come in and get the code there by them. When I punched in the code my tape locked. When I called them to tell them they said that I to bring my car ib and the tape has to be taken out because the radio's CPU is outdated. I found this very annoying as they were the one's giving me the wrong code in the first place. I want to know now what I can do. Regards Deidre

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Unfortunately they (the Ford Dealers) are the keepers of the codes.

What is happening is that your radio has a anti-theft feature to make it useless for someone to steal your radio. When you replaced your car battery your radio must have thought you were stealing it and disabled itself. The code they gave you must have been outdated as they get changed from time to time to stay ahead of the thieves.

Bottom line is that you will need to go to the dealer to get it rectified.

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