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I had a new battery put in now the radio comes on and COD is displayed. HELP I need my music

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  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross May 11, 2010

    Hi jlaine

    I may be able to help you, but need to know first what sort of radio is it?

    regards
    robotek


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Hi,
I'm assuming we are talking about a car receiver, and you just had the battery changed in the car. Changing the battery triggers an anti-theft feature in the radio, as if it had been taken out of the car and was trying to be used someplace else.
If it is a factory radio, you will have to go by a dealership to get the code. I drive an older, beat-up BMW, and the one time I needed a radio code for it, I was required to bring the car in physically. One, to make sure a dealership hadn't swapped radios somewhere along the line, and Two, to make sure I wasn't the thief trying to get the radio I had just stolen to work! :)
If this is an after-market car radio, there should be a code in the paperwork that came with it.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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