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HYUNDAI GETZ 2006 MP3-03G STEREO CODE Hi there! Bought a Hyundai Getz 2006 and the battery went flat, meaning that the MP3-03G stereo reset and wanted a security code. Problem is, that the code we have doesn't work. The code supplied in the paperwork is apparently the correct code for this stereo according to Hyundai. I have also checked the serial number on the top of the unit, which matches the serial in the paperwork so I am not sure what to do. Hyundai suggest that there may be a problem with the unit and that I take it to an electronics repair place. Any ideas how I can fix this myself? Cheers!

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  • kurt_is
    kurt_is Jun 14, 2012

    Hi Adam, I have the exact same problem! any luck?? I have no idea what to do I have tried everything

  • Adam Tebbutt
    Adam Tebbutt Jun 14, 2012

    Security code chip was fried and couldn't be repaired unless it was taken back to Hyundai. Had to get a new stereo in the end.

  • kurt_is
    kurt_is Jun 14, 2012

    Oh.. how annoying is that. Okay no worries adam, thanks for your help :)

  • Adam Tebbutt
    Adam Tebbutt Feb 13, 2013

    The electrician I took it to said that the security chip in it was fried and that it couldn't be fixed because Hyundai won't supply the replacement part.



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Radios have a theft-proof system that freezes the radio if power is interrupted. It was designed that way to prevent theft of the radio. The downside is your radio will be locked if you disconnect the battery for any reason, or if the battery dies. When you restore power, it will say ‘CODE‘ on the display.

  • When the radio displays CODE, you may enter the code using the preset radio station buttons
  • For instance, my number is 1615, so when I get the CODE on the radio’s display, I press the radio preset button 1, then the radio preset button 6, then the radio preset button 1, then the radio preset button 5.
  • If your radio says OFF, leave the ignition on in the first position for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in order for it to display CODE. In certain models you can clear the OFF state by pulling the fuse for the radio (#7 in my car). That’s a bit simpler than leaving the ignition in the first position for a couple of hours — particularly if you don’t have a garage. enter the code with the above procedure, if the problem still persist, am afraid you will need to take it to electronics repair workshop for diagnose, i advice you do not do it alone in other not to complicate issues.
Take care.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

  • Adam Tebbutt
    Adam Tebbutt Jul 12, 2010

    Thanks jumuah,

    Yes, I can enter the code, but it is not accepted.

    I've read that if you add 1212 to the last 4 digits of your serial, which in my case is 1403, giving a code of 2615, which matches the code stated in the car's paperwork. Might be useful for you if someone has lost their pin but has the serial in the future.

    I guess it must just be a problem with the stereo itself, but I was hoping there was a way around it (like a magic master code or something). I will take it to an car audio electrician tomorrow to see what can be done.

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    Vasee Nesiah Mar 27, 2011

    first I used a flexible blade to pry off the black plastic frame... then, I used two metal rulers as the slides on either side and a screw driver under the unit to pry it loose so I could grab the unit with my fingers and slide it towards me. Getting to see that serial number (top right corner of stereo - just under bar code) isn't easy though as the unit doesn't come all the way out -- it helps to have somebody around to write the serial number as you peer into the darkness and read it out. Then, I added (in that order) to the last four s/n digits (example: 6724 + 1212 = 7936) to get the code (7936) that unlocked my stere and saved me $90 (Hyundai dealer's proposed charges).


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Im having the same problem! Everything described i have tried. Nasties at Hyundai dont help. I just want my radio back

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I had the exact same problem as you and equally Hyundai customer service (not the nice people from Hyundai who actually attempted to fix the problem with me) said there must be a problem with the unit and that I should take it to be repaired.

Well, that's not the problem. There is no problem with your head unit. It is Hyundai who are at fault. They never tested their original pincode in the first place. So they do not even know the correct pincode. The serial number is correct, however the serial number does not provide the pincode despite what Hyundai say. Reply back if anyone needs further details from me.

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    deanne_cook3 Feb 09, 2013

    I need help.....please


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