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Radio unlock code

1999 VW Cabrio built in Mexico on 6/99. I need the code to enter into the radio which is in SAFE mode. I am the third owner, no manual. The code on the right side of radio is the exact number on one of the drivers door stickers. Paul

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  • cabbbb Aug 16, 2008

    after replacing battery my radio was in safe mode. i was pressing buttons and the right fast forward button changed it from safe mode and a bunch of numbers. to 2 safe mode. how can i get it back to the number code. and also. any idea where the code could possibly be?

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    how to put the code in the radio

  • osharif_2000 Nov 04, 2008

    I replaced the battery on my1996 VW Golf and the raidio is SAFE mode. I do have the four digit code. I'm having hrad time to insert the first digit which is 0. Can please someone help out. Thank You.



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For this code you most likely would have to get it from VW. Unless you get lucky and fine it on the internet. There is a good site to fine that can off stuff just look up the web site scribd.
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