Question about Car Audio & Video
This sounds like a Phillips Car Stereo:
To get the code in:
1. Turn the stereo off.
2. Turn off the ignition
3. Turn the ignition back on (dash warning lights on)
4. Hold and keep down the AS button on the stereo.
5. Turn the stereo on.
6. Release the AS button after 4 dashes appear on the display
7. Now enter code (if code = 7009. Press preset button 1 seven times, button
4 nine times
If you go past you can go round again by pressing the
preset button repeatedly
8. Once all 4 numbers are correct hold down AS again until you hear a beep (2 - 5 seconds)
9. The stereo after beeping will scan to program channels
You have 10 attempts to get the code in. However some models will not give you the number of attempts remaining!
Time delays work as follows:
Attempt 1. 10 seconds
Attemp 2. 30 seconds.
Attempt 3. 10 minutes.
Attempt 4. 20 minutes
Attempt 5. 40 minutes
Attempt 6. 80 minutes
Attempt 7 160 minutes
Attempt 8 320 minutes
Attempt 9. 640 minutes (yes that is 10 hours 40 minutes!!)
Vitally important thing to remember, the countdown timer works only when the radio is switched on. ANY interruption in the power will reset the timer!
So, be prepared for a VERY long wait to be able to enter the code!
Oh, and if it has reached 10 attempts, then it needs a dealer unlock.
Posted on May 30, 2009
Hopefully the code is correct. Radios will go in "safe" mode when a code is inputed incorrectly several times. Keep all power seperate for at least 30 mins and try again. Otherwise there might be a precode code of sorts, Id call dealer.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: radio in safe mode on
Look in your owner's packet. You should have a supplemental stereo manual that will explain the way to enter the code. There should be a card in there with a four-digit code on it. If that isn't in there, you'll have to contact the dealer. Take in your title and registration, and they can look up the code based on the VIN of the vehicle. They'll show you how to do the code entry as well. Beware that it'll cost up to an hour's labor for this though so make sure they write down the code for you in case you lose battery power at some point or have to remove the stereo.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Grundig 200 car radio can decode in the next way:
First step: Switch off the radio and the ignition as well.
Second step: Push the AS button and keep it pushed, at the same time turn on the ignition.
After this you will hear a beep sound. Now you can release the AS button.
Now you can enter the code in the next way: The first number can be set with the button ''1'', the second number of your code can be set with button ''2'' and so on. By pushing the ''1'',''2'',3'',''4'' buttons the value indicated in the screen will be increased by one. So if the first number of your code is 5 then you have to push the button ''1'' 5 times.
if this doesnt work then it will be cheaper to buy a new car radio contact me and let me no how you get on :)
Oh and the serial number is either engraved on the side of the unit or an actual sticker which is in the format you describe. You'll need to remove the unit from the dashboard to be able to get access to this.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
SOURCE: Hello, I changed the battery in
Please check your manual that came along with the car as the codes are written in by the dealer.
if not check with your Opel service quoting your number for the code.
Since the battery was removed it has gone to this safe mode.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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