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My car was in the shop, when i got it back and try to play the radio i notice that it is only saying code

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  • samesharp Jul 18, 2009

    Thanx you. I have so much stuff in that car to go through, but i will.

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The mechanic did some type of work where he had to disconnect your battery either for access or safety. Unfortunately this looks like an attempt to steal the radio to the anti-theft system built into it. Find the packet of info from the dealer when the car was originally purchased and look for a card with a code for the radio printed or embossed on it. If the radio has ever been replaced it will be with the paperwork from the new radio.

The user manual for the radio or vehicle will tell you how to input the code.

If you can't find the code card, try one of the following:

1. For an OEM radio go to the original dealer(if known) and they can give you the code. You may need to prove ownership of the vehicle to them.

2. If you don't know the dealer, try any dealer. They should be able to help but may charge you a bit.

3. If it's an aftermarket radio try the store where it was bought or the manufacturer

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