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I put a code in my radio to prevent it from working if stolen, not knowing that if the battery dies I would have 2 remember the code. The problem us I can't remember it, please help.

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It will have to be taken into a Radio Decoding Service (such as your local Car Audio Store) where they will wire in a laptop to read the working code inside the memeory chip (EEPROM) using special software

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