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Radio gets no power when key is turned to aux position, then once the engine is started radio shows "----" screen, as if wrong code is entered. The moment ignition key flicks back to aux mode with engine running theres no power to radio again. I tried waiting an hour as per manual but of course the radio is turning off, so that hour is irrelevant? Seems more like an issue with power source? Just to clarify - in order to keep the radio on i would have to hold the ignition key turned all the way with the starter motor whining. Not possible for the hour needed!!

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Check and re-check all and every wire you touched including the battery.

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im sorry im having a little trouble understanding the ?tion, are you trying to remove the radio the correct way or install it and having trouble getting the code off the screen...

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possibly a small hole on front panel to reset this using a paper clip??

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SOURCE: I can't turn the key to starter position

Had this problem. Key would turn round and round and never catch. Sprayed some liquid wrench in the key hole. Works great. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it keeps working.

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this look like a low battery and every time you try to crank your car it takes more power and kill the main power to the radio
solution # 2 the radio as 2 power wires one is always hot ( with current) and the other is connected to the ignition switch if you have replaced the radio those 2 wires maybe are connected backwards the one that goes to the switch is probably connected directly to the battery and the one is suppose to be always hot is probably connected to the switch if you have the original radio have your battery tested and if is ok then try get a haynes book at any auto parts for you car and try to follow the wire that is always hot normally is a yellow or orange wire
solution #3 this apply only if you car still have the original radio
turn your ignition switch to the on position but don't crank your car and turn your radio on select a radio station then turn your ignition key off and wait 3 minutes then turn your ignition switch on again with out cranking your car and the radio should be in the same radio station you select if this test pass then chances are is your battery getting low and if this test fail then the hot wire has a blow fuse look for the fuse inside the hook let me know what happend and good luck

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SOURCE: The radio is in SAFE mode....

It has to be the wrong code. You have to take in to the VW dealership, (because of so many stolen radios), they will have to verify your registration. Then they will remove your radio, get the serial number put it in to VW hub<( dealership only VW repair site), and retrieve the correct code. Even though the code shown is in your owners manual should have been the correct code sometimes radios get switched. Question at the end you said you pressed seek- did you hold the right lower arrow button, (scan), in till radio began to play?

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