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Re: lsot battery power and it says i need a code only
If you work at a dealership one of the technicians must know someone who can unlock radio's.
There are lots of people out there who make a living taking codes off jacked radios
Its not ethical but in your case it is easier than returning it to the maker
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did you RTM yet, the operators guide, and this dont work
and try other phones?
if it really is malfunctioning, then read the FSM for how to service it and not mess up all the other complex stuff. (no year stated so we cant really help you, sorry)
most new cars if you pull the battery , the NAV and Radio Brick.
do not pull the battery cable or end in radio code H3LL.
the FSM cover this.
or get the car serviced any time the MAGIC fails or end up with bad magic and a car then dont run, right.
some cars have other calibrations that are lost at battery pull.
dont do it, or post the year.
You will have to have the fault codes read by a code reading machine . That will tell you why the engine stopped. I am suggesting that you check to see if the cam shaft is turning when you try to start it as the timing belt may be broken. Repair/replace items listed by the codes -reset the CPU with the code reader
if you dont mind loosing radio codes, etc.
battery neg , resets it all , and they owners cry./.....
the dealer has a special too to reset it, no collateral damage.
open glove box, extract the oper guide. search for word
CODE, all those will be lost, at battery net lug pull.
so get all the codes first.
write them down, so when the battery dies, you dont need to beg for codes no one can give ,cept the dealer.
You need to gete the radio security code and enter it in. Just call or drop by the dealer and theye can give you the code or enter it. Should be free but your dealer may vary. When you changed the battery and lost power the radio goes into a secure mode just in case it was stolen. The code should be about 4 digets long so its not a big thing to enter. its keyed to your vin number so the d ealer may want to see that as well as your registtration and maybe a drivers licence depending on how paranoid they are.
first you need to disconnect battery to stop it then reconnect it and try code again if you don't know it call the ford dealer with your vin number they will give it to you and tell you how to reset your radio.
With the car, comes a plastic "infocard" with the radio and alarm codes. If you lost the card or didn't receive it with the purchase, you can ask for the code to the radio manufacturer, they'll ask you the serial number of the radio and the car and they'll send you the code.
Not familar with your car but I had same problem many years ago with a Vauxhall Astra and did same as you, disconnected battery and re-connected, radio didn't work - but my display kept flashing for security code to be re-input, which I didn't have.
Yours could be the same if radio not worked since disconnection - solution: if you dont have code & not in any documentation you got with car, then the radio will need to be re-coded by a dealer (expensive) or enquire with local car spares shops - they normally know a cheaper source. Mine cost about £18 (5 years ago) to get re-coded & I had to remove & reinstall myself.