I have recently had my opel/vauxhall astra car serviced, the battery was disconnected and now requires a code to operate the radio.
Can anyone tell me where to find this code as i dont have a manual or possibly tell me what the code is?
Had the same problem, look in your local ads or ask in a good car parts shop ( may have number or card ) for someone doing code unbocking. This should cost about 15 quid and take about 15 mins and done at your home. Generally quicker and cheaper than your dealer. Oh yer and the code of your choice. Hope thats helpful.
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On radio or car manual; there must be attached label which shows radio serial number. You must contact to opel & provide that radio serial number in order to get acivation code for your car radio. As far as i know; there is no way to work original radio without having activation code.
Unfortunately the code for a Vauxhall VDO/SIEMENS radio is only available from the Main Vauxhall Dealer or a Radio Decoding Service only.and will not be available for free (or cheap) from anywhere on the Internet
This is because access is required to the original factory database....and this is not commercially available.
Unfortunately the majority of SIEMENS/VDO codes (including your CDR2005) will NOT be available for free (or cheap) from anywhere on the Internet as access is required to the original factory database…which is not commercially available..
Try your Main Dealer or a Decoding Service or your local Car Radio / Audio Shop (who are normally the cheapest option) who will connect it to a laptop to read/recode the memory chip (EEPROM)
From what I have been told, you would need to reset the unit. With a reset, basically disconnecting the battery cable you would need a four digit code. It was one that came with the car or the radio. It will put it into safe mode as if the radio was stolen. Once it is in safe mode you would then need to punch in the 4 digit code. That will reset the unit and allow the radio to begin working. If you do not have the 4 digit code you would then need to take it to a dealer and have them reset the code. I was told it would only be about $25 at almost any dealer.
The units anti-theft program was activated when the battery was disconnected. If you don't know the 4 digit code, try to contact the previous owner or most higher end car audio dealer/installers will offer a service to reset the anti-theft code program, for a fee.
Turn on the ignition, turn the radio off fully. (by preeing the volume wheel knob) press AS or the button that turns it to CD mode (should have circle on button)keep it pressed and turn radio on. wait for a beep then it should be somthing like:
10----------- (10 being the number of tries left) use buttons 1,2,3 & 4 to input your code. press the button more than once for it to rise higher.
Hope this helped. BTW i got the same problem with my dads astra. but i dont even know the code :(