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Ford Radio, Model 3000. Radio has LOCK 13. Have

New Battery means I lost my radio code. Ford Radio, Model 3000. I tried to guess and now Radio has LOCK 13. Have obtained the correct code, but can't unlock it to enter the code. How do I do it.

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Normally there is no way to get out of lock 13 without the reset tool but you can initially try the method below:
1. Drivers door open - leave open.
2. Ign. ON. - Use RED key only.
3. Radio ON.
4. Press and hold presets 1, 3 and 6.
5. Ign. OFF then back ON within 1 second.
6. Release presets 1, 3 and 6.
7. Radio OFF.
8. Ign. OFF.

If it does not help then you will have to buy E13 reset tool to unlock the lock 13 .
here is the description of the product:==
Description features:FORD RESET TOOL E-13
Full off-line operation (no PC required)
Simple to use tool for unlocking Ford Traffic 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 model of car radio when radio is displaying "LOCKED 10" or "LOCKED 13".
NOTE: When the radio once unlocked, the radio will enable to enter further 13 attempts at code entry. If the second 13_th attempt is used, the radio can never be unlocked again.
you can buy it  from:===
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