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I got a 99 eclipse gsx i changed the battery and it messed my radio up cause it has a anti theft divice on it and i put the code in wrong 3 times and now when i try to turn the radio on it just says off how can i get it where i can put the code in again

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Try to disconnect your battery again, if that doesnt work then have a professional look at it

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