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Own 1997 mitsubishi eclipse. Radio when turned on said "code", then touched the tape button & it now says off. Can't get the "off" to go away and need code to boot.

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  • cclbaby61 Nov 08, 2008

    Own a 1997 mitsubishi eclipse. Radio said code when on, then we touched the tape button and now it says off. need to get the off gone and need the unlock code for the radio.

  • cclbaby61 Nov 08, 2008

    On the front of the stereo it says FM Diversity Anti-theft, auto metal.
    The top of the stereo says MR 225579, RX-2u65cwyd-2, 3490738,
    mitsubishi electric, Serial #6y288310. Appreciate any help.....cclbaby61

  • cclbaby61 Nov 10, 2008

    I have the unlock stereo code for my 1997 mitsubishi. For some reason the stereo will not accept it. Is there a certain way to do it? If so, how?


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It says off because the wrong code was entered it will have to have key on for 30 min to 1hr for radio to reset then you can enter code

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    TripleTauto Nov 10, 2008

    just looked it up it needs to stay on for about 1hr the off will automatically go away key in acc with radio on


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Hello cclabby61,

Could you please tell me the brand and model of your radio? that way i can search for the codes.

You can also Mitsubishi or your car dealer and ask them for the code.

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You need to insert tthe unlock code.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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    Ginko Nov 08, 2008

    Read first where to find the code clicking here.

    If you cannot find the code, do the following

    Contact a Mitsubishi car dealer from , give them the car Chassis number and they will provide you with the stereo lock code from their records.

    or follow the procedure below:

    "On your radio your preset stations each have a number 1,2,3,4,5,etc.
    The first preset station represents the first number in your code. if
    your code is 8642 then you would: press #1 preset 9 times. press #2
    preset 7 times. press #3 preset 5 times. press #4 preset 3 times. (The
    first press is a 0)

    After you enter YOUR code (not this code) then press the cd button.

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  • radio-code.jpg Step 1:
    If you see the radio of your Mitsubishi speaking "OFF" or "CODE" while you turn it on you have to unlock its anti-theft feature. If it is the case then turn the key to ACC for about 5 minutes with the radio on, as well as displaying "OFF". After passing 5 minutes the radio will automatically turn itself off. Now you have to turn the key off and after that back on again. The radio ought to now display "CODE".
    But if it isn't the case you the require detaching the battery for 5 minutes, and then go over the 5 minutes radio on displaying "OFF" with key in ACC until the radio automatically turns itself off as it is supposed to do. Now if it says "CODE" move to step 2. Keep in mind that the radio has to show "CODE" to enter unlock code.
    Step 2:
    It usually happens that several people have radio code but could not find them.
    Earlier than moving toward step 3 you first have to observe your car owner's manual, and glove box as well.
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    The radio code is usually a 4 digit number such as 1304, 0897, etc. and it is individual to the radio's serial number, not the car's VIN number. So the VIN will not helpful in this way. The next step will let you enable to find the radio's serial number.
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    In most cases the radio's serial number is found on the left side of the case that is inside the dashboard. It is then required to remove the front that is around the radio cautiously to disclose it.
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