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Need an unlock code for my car radio. When I got it, it was locked and the previous owner doesn't know. Thank you

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  • youthersize Feb 03, 2010

    It is a manufactued radio it came with it. It is a 1997 chevy lumina

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What is the year, make, and model of your car? Is the car stereo in your car a stock one or an aftermarket install?

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2010

    First thing to do is check the owners manual that came with the car. Most people write the unlock code in that book. If this doesn't help, call or go to the dealership and bring your registration card or title with you. If the radio is factory they will be able to get you the security code.


    Try this out:

    1. Press and hold presets 2 and 3 for about 5 to 10 seconds until you
    get 3 digits on your display. This is the first 3 of 6 digits you will
    need, so write them down


    2. After doing step one and writing down the code, immediately press
    the AM/FM button to get the last 3 of the 6 numbers you'll need, and write
    them down. (if you wait too long between steps 1 and 2 and the LOC code
    displays again, just start over)


    3. Call this number, it's a prerecorded message, so don't worry about
    having to talk to anyone: 1-800-537-5140. The voice will ask if
    you're calling for Chevy, Pontiac, Cadillac, etc... When you here him tell
    you to press "1" for Chevy, press 206010 and hit the # key. He'll ask
    you for the 6 digit code that you've written down. Enter that and press
    the * key. He will then give you a code, and the option to get additional
    4 digit codes, but one should be sufficient.




    4. Follow the normal procedure in your owners manual for unlocking the
    radio with your new code, press the hour set button on your radio
    until you get the first two numbers of the code, then press the minute set
    button until you've entered the last two numbers. Immediately press
    the AM/FM button once the correct code is entered and the code SEC or
    "secured" will be displayed on the display screen.

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