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Radio safe code 1999 audi a4

I called dealer and they charge $60 and some people say that doesn't always work. I saw the label in the trunk but it has many numbers. I'm not sure which one it is. Could you give more information

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SOURCE: how to input radio code for my s reg audi a4

I just did this, successfully, on an 2002 Audi a4 Avant, thanks to the radio manual. Follow these instructions if you have four 4-digit code at the ready:
Turn on the radio's power. When it reads: SAFE, push AS and RDS simultaneously. Then enter the 4-digit code, using the first four buttons used to program stations. Each will go from 0-9. When you have all four numbers entered, push AS and RDS simultaneously again. The radio should now play.

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SOURCE: 1999 audi A6 need radio code please
This link will help with the procedure, but you have to have the 4 digit code.

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SOURCE: radio reset code for 1999 audi a4

Last 4 digits on back of radio

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SOURCE: 2000 Audi A4 radio code

check the owners manual or maintenance guide , some people handwrite the security code in.

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SOURCE: need audi A4 radio code

this radio will need coding to the car, you will have to take it to Audi.

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Hi there. I have brought myself an Audi A4 2000 Model I don't have a code for the radio. Its an Audi concert Radio. the radio is now on safe mode What can I do? thank you


Unfortunately I cannot supply you with a code but I can give you some very useful advice that will ensure you get your code direct from Audi for FREE!!

Not many people are aware of this and Audi Dealers often try to pull a stunt where they will charge you for this code. However..... read on.....

When your Audi was supplied new it came with a keycard with your radio details and the code for the radio embossed on it. On the back of that card it clearly states and I quote as near as I can to the actual wording.

"In the event that your codecard is lost - please contact your Audi Network dealer and Audi will provide the owner with the code for your radio for FREE"

I know that you may have purchased your car second hand and not from new but that is not the point. Audi themselves have printed this on the back of the keycards supplied with these cars and you are entitled to get the code for free.

What happens is that as changes of ownership occur the keycards get lost and subsequent owners are not aware of this promise from Audi printed on the back of the card. Audi dealers will try to charge but they are NOT entitled to do this.

Ring your local Audi dealer quoting the VIN of your car which you can find on your registration document. If you run into any bother with them asking for a charge then quote their own terms back at them and demand that they satisfy their own terms. If they do not capitulate tell them you want to speak directly with head office and that you will take it up with trading standards.

You will get your code - mark my words!

You should also be aware that these Audis cannot be decoded via serial except by the Audi Network from their own database and there is absolutely no other way of getting the code unless you send the radio to a specialist decoding workshop which will also cost around £40.

So - stand your ground - explain that you know your rights and you will get your code for free. One of the very few manufacturers that will supply for free - the other being Honda. The rest all charge.

Let us know how you get on. If you have any problems I may have an Audi Codecard here that I could scan for you but rest assured this is their own language and promise.

Hope it helps. Please do leave a vote for the solution. Thanks for using FixYa

Sep 02, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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How do i unlock the radio grom safe mode?

You require the make model and serial number. If not available free on line you I do recommend these. (Used them myself) Good luck with it

Mar 20, 2011 | Volkswagen Car Audio & Video

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I have a audi 2000 model a4 1.8 turbo,we removed the battery terminal to do the clutch,reconneted the battery,now the radio is in safe mode wat do i do to reset it

Hello... sorry to hear you have a problem. If you still have the factory stereo in the car, you may be lucky enough that the code is in the book that came with the car. Check the manual and see if someone included a security code card or if the number was written in the booklet maybe in the notes section or in the audio section. If not, then the radio will need to be removed and the serial number from the stereo written down and you will need to contact an Audi dealership, give them the serial number and they should be able to provide you with the code to your radio. They may charge for this service. I have seen people get them for free and some charge. Be sure when you enter the security code that it is entered correctly because you will only have a couple of chances with most stereos before it locks down. I hope this helped and good luck with your venture!

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Mar 14, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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I need the serial number for my radio. It's a 2000 audi a4 1.8T. Does anybody know where it would be located?

If you are lucky, the previous owner of your car will have written it on the top of the radio. You will need to remove the radio to see it.

Otherwise you need to bring it to the dealer and have them get it for you (the charge for this)
Or find someone who works at a dealer, and give them your VIN and radio SN.

Good luck!

Mar 09, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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I have a 2000 audi a4 1.8T. My battery died and now my radio is in safe mode and needs a 4 digit code to turn back on. Does anybody know that four digit code?? I went to the audi dealership and they told...

You can find the radio code at:

The sequence of programming for 2000 Audi A4 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.
For example: we have the security code "5079". Then:
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.
7. Then push again simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys for confirm this safe code. On the screen will be displayed "SAFE" notice. Release keys! For few seconds a radio frequence will be displayed. The radio is now ready for use!

Please do rate my response. Thanks!

Mar 08, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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My Audi A6 1998 radio is on safe mode how do I get the code

Dealer only. If you go to an Audi Service department with the car, they can get the code for you. They generally charge for this service as well. Hope this helps

Jun 09, 2010 | Car Audio & Video

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Where can I find radio code for audi a4 fitted with concert system.

You will need to go to the dealer if you've lost your radio code.

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Need audi A4 radio code

this radio will need coding to the car, you will have to take it to Audi.

Dec 07, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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I bought an Audi A3 secondhand with audi chorus Blaupunkt-WERKE GMBH 7648 245 380 SERIEL NO AUZ1Z2X678588 ,the radio is on a safe mode please help me with the code and the method to enter the code

You must retrieve the code that comes with the Audi's radio unit. To change to safe mode:
  1. Turn on radio. The radio display shows "SAFE".
  2. Press the P.Scan and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold until "1000" shows on the display. Release the buttons. Do NOT press these buttons again, otherwise the radio will consider "1000" to be the code.
  3. Use Preset buttons 1 ... 4 to enter the four-digit code number from your radio card. Preset button 1 corresponds to the first digit, Preset button 2 corresponds to the second digit, etc. Each press of the button increments the number by 1.
  4. Once the code shown on the display is correct, press the P.Scan and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold until the word "SAFE" appears in the display, then release the buttons.
  5. The radio should unlock and be usable shortly afterwards.
  6. If an incorrect code is entered, the word "SAFE" appears, first flashing and then continuously. You can repeat the above steps to unlock the radio once more, the number of attempts will be shown in the display. If an incorrect code is entered again, you radio will be locked for about one hour. After one hour - the radio must stay on and the key must remain in the ignition lock - if the display goes out, the you can repeat the above procedure to unlock again. The cycle - two attempts, one hour lock-up - still applies.
  7. If you lose your radio code, contact your Audi dealer.

Sep 12, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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