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Radio Code!!!

You might need a radio code because you replaced the battery or bought a new one from the junk yard...

Unfortunately, this is a security measure added to most manufacture radios today and CANNOT be bypassed

If you are lucky and have the original paper work in the glove box you should find the radio code inside

Otherwise, if you talk nicely to your local dealer and tell them how much you love your car and the factory radio, they may unlock it for you....Make sure you tell them you would HATE to replace it with an aftermarket radio, but if you have to pay $100 for the code that is what you are going to do.


Keep us posted and let us know if you have any luck at the dealer!


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1999 gmc Yukon with radio/ single cd player will not play I bought one at junk yard same err code pops up & ejects cd is there something wrong with wiring is there a fix


What's the error code ? You need a four digit code to enter into the radio . On your old one had the battery been disconnected or replaced in the vehicle

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unfortunately, this is a security measure added to most manufacture radios today

if you are lucky and have the original paper work in the glove box you should find the radio code

otherwise, if you talk nicely to your local dealer and tell them how much you love your car and the factory radio, they may unlock it for you....Make sure you tell them you would HATE to replace it with an aftermarket radio, but if you have to pay $100 for the code that is what you are going to do.


Keep us posted and let us know if you have any luck at the dealer

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When you bought the car it should have came with a credit card looking thing that is green and white and says Anit Theft code. If you dont have that you are pretty much sol and best bet will be to call local junk yards and see if they have a radio. Or if you know someone who is really nice at the chevy dealer they can look it up for you. Dont let them lie my father works at one and they can pull up anything on your car.

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