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Helpppppppp : >Hi: : > : >I own a 1993 Mazda 626 australia I recently had to change the battery. : >This resulted in the radio anti-theft system de-activating the radio. The : >procedure to re-activate is quite straightforward, but only allows three : >tries, after which it displays 'Err' which preventss any further entries : >to be made. : > : >As you might have guessed, I screwed up the three tries can you help on what to do next ,,,,its flashing "err"

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It works the same way with my car ( pontiac grand prix), I only get 3 tries and the nit locks up. Though I never had the problem, I was told that in order to get 3 more tries you have to disconnect the battery for a few hours to allow the car's computer to clear your attempts and give you another shot. If that doesn't work you'd have to go to the dealer and they have their own code (or are supposed to) which is a mian override code. Good luck!

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Im going to hopefuly help alot of people out, but at the same time will upset Mazda dealers.

I have the code to unlock Mazda radios the have 'ERR' due to 3 wrong codes. Do not listen to mazda book that states 3 wrong codes make CD playing Inop req replacement...

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