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1999 VW Cabrio built in Mexico on 6/99. I need the code to enter into the radio which is in SAFE mode. I am the third owner, no manual. The code on the right side of radio is the exact number on one of the drivers door stickers. Paul

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  • cabbbb Aug 16, 2008

    after replacing battery my radio was in safe mode. i was pressing buttons and the right fast forward button changed it from safe mode and a bunch of numbers. to 2 safe mode. how can i get it back to the number code. and also. any idea where the code could possibly be?

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    how to put the code in the radio

  • osharif_2000 Nov 04, 2008

    I replaced the battery on my1996 VW Golf and the raidio is SAFE mode. I do have the four digit code. I'm having hrad time to insert the first digit which is 0. Can please someone help out. Thank You.

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For this code you most likely would have to get it from VW. Unless you get lucky and fine it on the internet. There is a good site to fine that can off stuff just look up the web site scribd.
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2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.

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3. By the no.# 1 key you will set up the first safe code digit. Push 5 times on the no.# 1 button. The "5" number will be setted.
4. By the no.# 2 key you will set up the second safe code digit. Push 10 times on the no.# 2 button. The "0" number will be setted.
5. By the no.# 3 key you will set up the third safe code digit. Push 7 times on the no.# 3 button. The "7" number will be setted.
6. By the no.# 4 key you will set up the four-th safe code digit. Push 9 times on the no.# 4 button. The "9" number will be setted.
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The sequence of programming for VW radio 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.
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4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
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1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
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Volkswagen began using the anti theft feature around 1990 and is still in use in most Volkswagen vehicles today!
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Your vehicle requires that you remove the radio from the vehicle in order to retrieve your radio's serial number.
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Step 2 - Retrieve vehicle V.I.N #Vehicle identification number.Usually found at the bottom of drivers side window.
Step 3 - Purchase code at

http://www.radio-code.com


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To do it yourself you will need to have the radio removal keys to unlock the radio compartment .
look at this site and you will have an idea :
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Hi
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Turn OFF ignition switch and remove the key. Switch OFF interior lights. Switch ON Radio unit and SAFE will appear.
Leave everything alone for a period of ONE HOUR. During this time NO power (no matter how small) should be drawn from the battery. This is why the interior lights MUST NOT come ON when the door is opened. Trunk should also remain closed. In the event of any power been drawn from the battery in this time...You must start all over again.
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