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Locked radio I broke my 1998 Bose Head unit in my Cadillac Catera and bought a replacement at a junkyard that is the exact same radio. When I plug the radio in it tells me it is locked. I tried holding 2&3 and 1&4 for 15 seconds but nothing happened. I think the code is on the replacement head unit and is 8158. Please help.

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YOUR RADIO IS DIFFERENT THAN THE CODES YOU HAVE SEEN ME GIVE IT REQUIRES THE TECH2 SCAN TOOL TO RELEARN VIN TO RADIO. A LOT OF INDEPENDENT SHOPS HAVE THIS AS WELL AS DEALERS. THIS IS ONLY WAY TO GET YOUR RADIO UNLOCKED

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This is a different type coded stereo. These stereos communicate with the car's computer. The dealership is the only one that can recode this stereo to communicate with the car's computer to work. I have seen the dealership charge over $100 for this ten minute process, I have also seen them do it for free. If you are not happy with the recode quote, call another dealership.

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