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Old 03-03-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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I got a new radio for the wife and now it has the words locked on it. I keep reading take it tot the dealer. Anyone that can help I will buy a or 2. Or pay your wheeling at Trees one weekend.
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Primetimek5 works at a car dealer the last time we talked.
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Disconnect the nevative cable to the battery, wait a few minutes and then reconnect. This will allow the computer to reset. If that won't solve the problem visit the Chevrolet (GM) website and go to the "contact us" link and pose your question there. Someone will respond and possibly give you the idiot things you can check. If they can't help you, find a trusted mechanic and pay for diagnostics. Something here or there will solve your problem. Good luck.

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If it is Locked you can try this. I'm told it works, the radio I bought to replace mine didn't need it.

The following procedure will give you a new code that you can use instead of your personal code. Using this new code, you can “unlock” your radio and then “re-lock” it with a new code if you wish. Prerequisites: The radio must be in LOC mode NOT in INOP mode. Let me explain. If you have activated the Theft-Deterrent feature of your radio and loose power, the radio goes into LOC (theftlock) mode. With the ignition on, you must use the MN and HR buttons to enter you personal code in order to unlock it (The instructions are on page 3-27 in your Y2K Owner’s manual). If you fail to enter the correct code eight ( times, the radio goes into INOP mode. You have to wait an hour with the ignition on before the radio returns to LOC mode (go for a long drive somewhere).

Procedure:

01. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)

02. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 buttons for six seconds

03. The radio display changes from LOC to a three-digit number. Write this number down. Don’t take forever, fifteen seconds max before the next step.

04. Press the AM/FM button

05. The radio display changes to another three-digit number. Write this number to the right of the first one.

06. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are from STEP 03 and the last three digits are form STEP 05

07. Call 1 800 537 5140 08. Press 1 then # (pound). You’ll hear “Invalid Code, try again”

09. Press 139010 then # (pound). You will be asked to enter your four or six digit code followed by * (start)

10. Enter the number from STEP 6 then * (star)

11. Listen to the four-digit number and write it down. It will be repeated twice

12. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)

13. Use the MN and HR buttons to enter the code from STEP 11

14. Press the AM/FM button. The radio display changes to SEC Your radio is now “un-locked” and usable. The Theft-Deterrent feature is STILL active! If you want to disable it, use the instruction on page 3-27 in your Y2K Owner’s manual. Use the code from STEP 11 instead of your personal code.

Only a GM dealer can unlock the radio.

It is much smarter to disable lockout entirely, with [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]MP3[/color][/COLOR]/WMA, DVD and XM-ready stereos, the regular CD, cassette, and radio-only units aren't so hot.

The following applies to an unlocked powered-on radio (2000 shown)

1. Do not disconnect the battery

2. Press the stereo's "1" and "4" buttons at the same time for five seconds with the ignition on and radio power off. he display will show "SEC", showing anti-theft is on

3. Press the MN button, the display will show "000"

4. Press the MN button until he last two numbers are the same as your secret code (how do you find this? you decide the code?)

5. Press HR until the first one or two numbers displayed match your code. The numbers will be displayed as entered.

6. Press "AM/FM", if the display shows "_ _ _ " you have disabled Theftlock, if "SEC" is shown, it is still in Theftlock

found this somewhere, I think it was in this forum, and don't know if it works or not.

The following procedure will give you a new code that you can use instead of your personal code. Using this new code, you can “unlock” your radio and then “re-lock” it with a new code if you wish. Prerequisites: The radio must be in LOC mode NOT in INOP mode. Let me explain. If you have activated the Theft-Deterrent feature of your radio and loose power, the radio goes into LOC (theftlock) mode. With the ignition on, you must use the MN and HR buttons to enter you personal code in order to unlock it (The instructions are on page 3-27 in your Y2K Owner’s manual). If you fail to enter the correct code eight ( times, the radio goes into INOP mode. You have to wait an hour with the ignition on before the radio returns to LOC mode (go for a long drive somewhere).

Procedure:

01. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)

02. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 buttons for six seconds

03. The radio display changes from LOC to a three-digit number. Write this number down. Don’t take forever, fifteen seconds max before the next step.

04. Press the AM/FM button

05. The radio display changes to another three-digit number. Write this number to the right of the first one.

06. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are from STEP 03 and the last three digits are form STEP 05

07. Call 1 800 537 5140 08. Press 1 then # (pound). You’ll hear “Invalid Code, try again”

09. Press 139010 then # (pound). You will be asked to enter your four or six digit code followed by * (start)

10. Enter the number from STEP 6 then * (star)

11. Listen to the four-digit number and write it down. It will be repeated twice

12. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)

13. Use the MN and HR buttons to enter the code from STEP 11

14. Press the AM/FM button. The radio display changes to SEC Your radio is now “un-locked” and usable. The Theft-Deterrent feature is STILL active! If you want to disable it, use the instruction on page 3-27 in your Y2K Owner’s manual. Use the code from STEP 11 instead of your personal code.

Note: This tip originated from LOTZAHP, Austin TX (credit must be given where credit is due). I verified it on an Y2K C5 with a locked radio - mine.


http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/general-discussion/audio-video-electronics/168417-radio-locked.html


here is a few stuff I found on line for you
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:04 AM   #4
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pm me year make & model. vin# & radio id # located on the radio.
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If it's 03+ it will need to be reprogrammed to match your vin. Some dumba** at gm decided to integrate the stereo into the vehicle controls so that you have to pay them labor to fix it.
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not unless its a the factory radio from that veh.
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mike your correct. on all the steps. the first one is the most common.

some times the anti theft module will not even accept the correct code on the veh w/ a different radio. so not even a reprogram will not work.
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not unless its a the factory radio from that veh.
But if that was the case, you wouldnt be in that situation anyway.

I went through this with my s10. I got a factory RDS radio off ebay to replace my stock base model. I called all the dealers in the area and the cheapest price I was quoted was $60, and only one of them actually knew what I was talking about. I finally ended up going with a aftermarket head unit for a little over $100 and was much happier anyway.
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