Tip & How-To about Car Audio & Video
It seems like everyday someone is writing in with the problem of loosing the radio code or having changed a battery and now their radio comes up with "safe" or "code". The simple fact is the one who owns the vehicle needs to call the dealer and with the V.I.N. handy (and in some cases, the radio serial number) request the code and procedure. Once you have this code and procedure, write the code and steps down in the owners handbook or other item that stays with the vehicle. DO NOT WRITE IT ON THE RADIO. This is there for your security and to discourage would be thieves from taking and selling YOUR stuff. There is no master code that works for all radios. Car manufacturers don't make their own radios. They are produced by outside companies such as Bose and Pioneer. I hope this helps everyone with this issue and prevents further issues from occuring later on down the road, for you will have saved the code and have it handy for that next battery change.
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