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Help Hi have borrowed a friends compressor mercedes whilst my poor old holden is in the shop being repaired. The owner involved is overseas and all of a sudden the radio has just stopped working, including the phone etc. The problem is that the lcd stays on and I think it may be frying. not good for the friend about to return, Rang the dealer who told me to bring it it for diagnosis $$$$$. Seems to be frozen is there a button I could have pressed

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  • giovanni67 Oct 17, 2008

    the radio was already installed in the car. No idea if it has a factory security code. What should I do?

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If it's any consolation, I don't think the problem is anything that you might have done. Probably the radio just decided that today was a good day to die and you just happen to be there at the time. The only thing I can think of just off the cuff is to remove the radio fuse (both of them) for about 5 minutes to reset the radio back to factory. Might help. The only snag in that is the possiblility that there is a security code that you would have to enter to get the radio to work after removing all power. You might talk to the dealer about the security code before you actually try this. Make sure that he can get you up and running again with a factory code after the fact. Sorry to hear about your problem. Seems cars have a way of knowing when their owners are not driving them and they save all their glitches for just that time. I had borrowed my wife's father's van one time when it decided the time was right for the transmission to go out. (lucky me, huh?) Good luck.

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