I had to replace the battery in my daughter's Lancer and the radio requires the security code. The dealer said they can supply at a cost and get the number from the car's V.I.N. (is that true?)
VIN is JMFDNCJ5A3U003241
Unfortunately you must take the car to a dealer to get the number with an obvious cost involved.
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Radio P.I.N. (Personal Identification Number)
Your PIN. must be entered if the battery is disconnected. The P.I.N. is shown on the
security card that was originally in the glovebox of the new car. Please keep the card in
a safe but accessible place (not in your car), as this safety feature is provided as a theft
To enter the P.l.N.:
•turn ignition to accessories and turn radio on ("1" or "CdE 1" appears),
•press the radio buttons in your P.I.N. order,
•the radio will shortly begin to play.
If an incorrect P.I.N. is entered the number "2" or "CdE 2" appears on the display.
Following three incorrect P.l.N.s the display shows" - - - ", and the radio must remain
connected to power for approx. one hour before the correct P.I.N. can be entered.
Therefore, if your car repair requires battery disconnection you may wish to provide the
servicing dealer with your PIN.
If the P.I.N. number is XXXX, contact your Holden Dealer. He will require proof of
ownership and the Vehicle Identification Number shown on the inside front cover of this
handbook. There may be a nominal charge for this service.
First make sure that the code has not been noted somewhere within the car (underneath the ash tray, glove box , rear of sun visor etc)
To see if your code is available here for free then the radio will have to be removed from the dashboard (and if you are lucky, someone may have written the code on the casing ) .
If not then POST ANOTHER QUESTION
quoting the radio MAKE+MODEL plus ALL the LETTERS+NUMBERS on ANY LABELS ,BARCODES or STAMPED IN THE METAL CASING
note: Unfortunately not all radios can be decoded using the Serial Number
If not then try your Main Dealer ...........or take it into a Decode Service who will plug in a laptop to read/recode the memory chip (EEPROM). This takes a few minutes and shouldn`t be too expensive ================================================= Here is a video showing how to remove your radio from the dashboard. A pair of extractors are required (available from Ebay , etc) but these can be made from 2 pieces of bent, wire coat-hanger or 4 small drills(using the blunt end) or 4 small Allen Keys or 4 small screwdrivers or 4 nails or even 4 darts.
An assistant is useful to pull the radio out whilst you are releasing the 4 securing clips
Use the first four radio station preset buttons to enter the code.
1: Push radio preset#1 until first digit of your code appears. 2: Push radio preset#2 until second digit of your code appears. 3: Push radio preset#3 until third digit of your code appears. 4: Push radio preset#4 until fourth digit of your code appears. 5: Push either tape or cd button.
What to do if your radio says OFF instead of CODE (Courtesy of mittech)
If your radio says OFF it means you entered the wrong radio code three times. To get it to say CODE again do the following.
1:Turn the key to on or accessory. 2:Push the power button so that the radio display says OFF. 3:Let the car sit for 1 hour. 4:The radio display will go blank. 5:Turn the radio on and it will say CODE again.
Only the dealer or the authorized service rep can re-program the code. They do this by changing the EPROM or by burning in a new code from an interface with the factory security software. This depends on the model.
There is no secret or master key-code for most of these car radios.
pin is on the metal frame of radio on left or right side and on sticker starting with the letters BP- then your 4 dig pin also the radio code after the pin write it down to. swich your radio off press hold the AS button while holding AS button down press power button it will automaticaly ask for security code enter security code then radio code