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Eclipse 54400 I just bought a pick up from my nephew and has an Eclipse ESN 54400 (it also has an alarm, but we disconnected because he can't find the remote for it) I didn't try the stereo before unhooking the alarm so I have no idea weather it worked prior to. The problem I am having is that when I turn the stereo on it tells me to call their 800 number. So, I did but, they're closed and that doesn't do me much good tonight. If anyone can help please let me know. Thanks

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The unit is locked up eclipse has a feature called esn or eclipse security network. you use a cd to program a passkey that only the owner knows. then if it is stolen the unit is useless. unless you know the right cd cool huh? if the unit is registered to you they will help you unlock it but if not they wont. cool huh. kinda makes you feel good that even if someone does steal your radio they cant use it.. ever.. eclipse also offers a one year theft guarantee out of the box if you register it with them. cool huh..

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