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Finding a code for a theftlock radio?

I am replacing a stock radio in a 99 olds alero.
The new radio has a theftlock code on it. How do I retrieve it? other than going to the dealership?

Is it accessable from the radio?

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    current awnsure is wrong, you have to get a phone number and call the manufacturer, then you have to give them some numbers off your radio and they give you new numbes to put into your radio, then your radio is un-theflocked

  • burksky May 18, 2009

    i replaced my radio with one from a chevy malibu no it is locked what do i need to do

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Most of the time on newer cars the radio unlock code is on a sticker that is attached to the side of the glove box and the trunk lid. If you are replacing with a used radio from another vehicle you are going to have problems if you don't have access to the other vehicle. you will then have to call the manufacturer of the radio and do what the other guy said in answer #2

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No, the radio won't tell you. If you are putting in another stock radio from an original vehicle it could be difficult as the VIN# of the vehicle usually lets the car manufacturer find the code. See if you can find a serial number on the unit somewhere and call the maker of the unit, they will have the listed pin code

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