- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You need to enter the radio security code anytime the radio has lost battery power. the code was supplied to the orig owner of the car. If you don't have it then you must see the dealer for help to unlock the radio
This is a anti-theft device built into your radio designed to foil robbers. When the radio looses power, the radio locks up. This makes the radio worthless on the black market. The thieves know this and don't steal it as a result. Your owners manual tells you to clear the code if there will be a power loss (changing the battery). There may not be a recovery procedure.
In the GM (1995) version of this system, there is no recovery (if there were, what would be the point of the system?). I don't know the specifics of the Volvo system. You may want to talk to your dealer before you replace your radio. I am sure you will have to prove ownership of the vehicle.
Thanks for your question @ FixYa.com this morning.
In the owners maunel you should have a card with the radio code on it.
The radio will only display EEE or OFF when the wrong code has been entered and the radio is locked depending on model - this is due to the battery being disconnected and the incorrect radio code being entered 3 times. You will neet to reset the radio. To do this the radio has to be on for either 2 or 4 hours - see the manual for your model. If you got the code from a card from Volvo, and it didn't work, then the radio has been changed or it has been reset by the dealer and your current code is invalid. You will have to pull the radio and find the serial & model number, and get Volvo to look up the code for that radio or the dealer may be able to lookup the radio code via vin# from Volvo. The dealer can reset the radio and enter a new code. When the radio is "ready" to accept an unlock code the display will say "codE". You will need this code if your battery is ever disconnected.
Did you try entering the code the maximum amount of times (usually 3 times) and it locked you out? If that is what you're referring to try this: You will need to unhook the battery cable for 1 1/2 hours. When you hook it back up it the radio should be reset and ready to enter the code again. Do not try again until you have the right code. Call a Volvo dealership and they should be able to walk you through it over the phone for free. I hope this helps you out!
You can get the code from the dealer with the VIN# and you have to pull the radio out to get the radio's serial number. If you've tried too many wrong codes the screen will show error message. If so - disconect the battery for about 60 minutes to clear error message then reconnect and enter correct code
To unlock the radio, enter the four-digit
security code found on the removable
If the code is entered incorrectly, you
can try 2 more times. After 3 incorrect
entries, the radio will display “LOCK.”
You must turn the radio off, while leaving
the ignition and battery on, for 1
continuous hour before attempting to
unlock the radio again.