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Protect mode is on

I went to turn on my vehicle the other day and my stereo says protect..I can not get it to play...any suggestions into making this work?

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Look under the volume control knob and you'll see a small little indent to the right of control. take a ballpoint pen and stick it once and your radio will reset!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Posted on Feb 06, 2008


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