"Safe" keeps displaying on radio, locked out
You need to remove the radio back up fuse for at least 2 minutes (yeah, I
know they say 30 seconds, but it hasn't always worked for me), then
reinstall the fuse. It should show 1000 or something similar on the
digital display. You need to have the 4 digit code to unlock the radio
and depress a couple of buttons after entering the code.
Remember that you push the radio pre-set station buttons to enter the
code; button 1 for the first digit, button 2 for the second digit and so
on. You will then need to push another button on your radio to enter
the code. The button that you need to push will depend on which type
radio you have.
If you don't have the radio code, look on the trunk floor to see if the
radio serial number or code for the radio is there. If the PDI was done
correctly and the radio wasn't replaced, then there should be a sticker
on the trunk floor area with the serial number of the radio and/or the
code. If it isn't there, then the radio needs to be removed from the
vehicle to see the code that is stamped into the metal body of the
radio. This plus the VIN number are input into the VW information
system (done at the dealership only) to obtain the radio code.
The instructions for inputing the code should be in the owners manual or
radio suppliment as supplied by VW, when the vehicle was sold new. If
you have the code but aren't sure about how to input the code, see the
local dealership, they can do it on the driveway in a manner of a few
If the radio requires to be pulled to obtain the code, expect to pay
between .5 to 1.0 of labour at the dealership's posted labour rate to
obtain the code and input it into the radio to make it function. They used to do it for free until they ended
up doing something 10 or more of these a day, because everyone else was
charging up to $120! to unlock and programme the radio!
Mar 04, 2013 |
Cars & Trucks