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Sorry to tell you this needs to have the code reset once you remove the battery the stereo needs to be reset only a garage can do that there is no doubt about it. Hope this helps Best wishes, Malcolm Campbell.
usually if a radio says "SAFE" then it is one of two things
1. a factory theft deterrant
2. a power spike tripped the internal surge protector (common if having battery or alternater problems)
here are some possible solutions for the respectively numbered problems
1.) google search (or whatever your favorite search engine is) for a factory reset code for your specific
radio manufacturer this may be model specific if your vehicle has the OEM (stock) radio then you
should be able to find the code by searching for (vehicle make and model) audio reset code or radio
2.) remove the fuse for the radio and any aftermarket audio devices you may have installed.press the
power button on the radio (if it has knobs then turn it on for a moment and then back off) replace
the radio anti theft system is operated when,for any reason, the power is turned off/disconnected,(safe mode)in some markets,the dealers do not keep the factory code (0000) OR the code inputed by the owner...SO, if anybody turns the power off(disconnects)the radio DIES....and garages will then charge you to "repair" it.
the garage would have known this but i cant see them offering to pay for disconnecting your battery.....
the only alternative is a specialist radio shop who may be able to
short the code out..in england the company is "radioactive" and they charge £15.00 at your house.....
If the light was flashing when it came on, then it means your engine is misfiring.
A solid light can mean anything from a loose/faulty gas cap to a transmission issue.
light comes on when the computer detects a
fault of some sort in its diagnostic tests. If it keeps detecting this
issue, the light will remain on. If the light turns off, then it has
detected that the issue may no longer be present.
order to find out what the exact reason was for your light, You need to
have your car computer scanned to retrieve the code that
the computer would have stored when the light triggered. Most garages
will do this free of charge. The code will tell you what may have
caused the light to initially turn on.
You can try resetting it by disconnecting the battery for about 10 mins (make sure your radio doesn't lock out though as you'll need a code to use the radio again if it has a lock out feature). You can also have it reset by garages when you have it checked for the code (some garages charge to reset the code). The light will most likely come back though if it's been on for such a long time as it seems to be an ongoing issue
if the car battery had gone dead while it was in the garage you may have to press the reset button on the radio( if there is one, it would be behind the face and there will be raised print that says reset) if there is no reset button you can unplug the radio harness for about a minute or so to reset it.sometimes the fuse for the 12 volt ingnition can be the problem( on your radio it would be the fuse connected the red wire-if it is ejecting and giving you display the fuse connected to the yellow wire is good-