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Couldn't locate the CD code, so foolishly tried codes at random. No it's "CODE LOCKED". Have since located code: 3653, for serial number BP9100Y4212575. What can I do?

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  • dcp30096 Jul 27, 2009


    it's a 5 CD changer.

  • dcp30096 Jul 28, 2009

    I tied leaving the CD on on the way home from work today. Selected the CD player via the radio, and the "CODE LOCKED" message stayed on. I would think if it were going to reset, it would have done so in that time. What do you think?

  • dcp30096 Jul 29, 2009

    the changer model is: IDC A09, by Blaupunkt
    the display on the radio, MALIBU C50, is "CODE LOCKED".
    I have the code, but the CD changer is not accepting input.
    if I remove the unit, is there some sort of reset, or is there a way to clear this via the buttons?

  • dcp30096 Jul 29, 2009

    This ******'s been locked for over a week. My fault, I tried random numbers until it shut me down. After that I located the code.

    Does it have to be ON for that amount of time? If so, it's possible I haven't logged enough hours yet. (?)



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Most radios will reset 12-24 hours after 3 unsuccessful attempts (depending on the manufacturer)
Its just time to wait now :D

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    blueextc3221 Jul 29, 2009

    You havent stated the year of Malibu you own, however once the radio goes into "CODE LOCKED" mode - it can only be reset by a dealer.

    There isn't any unlock code for a 2005 + up Malibu. The new generation of Theftlock radios communicate with the vehicle through the data bus, and are matched to the vehicle's VIN.

    If they read the correct VIN through the data bus, they unlock. Your radio may not be the original one that came with the car. You'll need to visit a dealer to have it unlocked.



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What is the make and model number of the unit in question as that will help more than the serial number? Thanks


Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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    Benjamin Patri Jul 27, 2009

    ok, with this unit, just leave it turned on till it resets itself, don't disconnect the battery as it won't help

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 28, 2009

    Yes, it should have, it may be time to take it to the dealer



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