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Hi, My car got broken in to and my Sony XR-M510 was removed but bafflingly left on the seat. Anyways, I reconnected all the cables and the cd auto changer works but when I press reset there is a beep but Code In does not appear - the display remains blank. I have checked all the cables and they look ok. One thing is that the little s**ts have nicked the remote control as I stupidly left it in the glovebox. I can get a replacement for this but obviously I need to know that the stereo is working first. Anybody any ideas? The stereo is out of warranty so I can't send it off to be looked at - any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mike

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  • mike jenas Jun 11, 2007

    Thanks Arpi. However, I'm a bit of a dimwit when it comes to tecchie stuff. Are you saying that I have to disassemble the stereo and replace these cables?


  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    i need to get the code but i dont have a remote for my sony xr-m510



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I need code number for sony xr-m510

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But a new stereo you tight wad

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Hi there, there are two flat cables (flexible, foil type)from the front panel to the main board. Part numbers are: 178326831, 167734011 Best regards, Arpi

Posted on Jun 11, 2007

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    Arpad Kothai Jun 11, 2007

    That is correct.

    The guys who tried to rub you are not pro.
    therefore they could damage some of the cables

    Best regards,


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