CAR 300 Safe mode

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Gareth Sharp, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Gareth Sharp

    Gareth Sharp Guest

    Hi there

    I had to replace the battery in my Veccy at the weekend, and the Stereo has
    come on in SAFE mode. I have the code, but I cannot work out how to enter
    it. Unfortunately I do not have the Audio Manual, so am kind of struggling!

    It's a Blaupunkt CAR 300 fitted to a 1996 Vectra 1.8 LS.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    Gareth Sharp, Jul 6, 2004
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  2. Gareth Sharp

    Martin Guest


    Switch on ignition

    Press & hold AS button & switch on radio

    Display says SAFE - after 3 seconds is shows "10-----"

    Enter code using preset buttons 1,2,3 & 4 by pressing each button repeatedly
    until desired digit comes up.

    When all done, display will say something like 10 4 2 6 3 (for code of 4263)

    Press and hold AS button until you hear bleep.

    Should work now.

    Two other things - (1) if it works, print this for future use. (2) send me
    a cheque for a tenner :)


    Martin (fellow 96 Veccy owner who has done this a few times with no display
    visible - which is OK if you remember first press of button is a 0 not a 1

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    Martin, Jul 6, 2004
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  3. Gareth Sharp

    Gareth Sharp Guest


    I had tried that, but without the ignition on!

    I owe you a pint!


    Gareth Sharp, Jul 6, 2004
  4. Gareth Sharp

    bobm2005 Guest


    I'm just going to try that - have exact same year and model
    of car. I'm sure it will work. Have given tenner today to
    tsunami fund.

    bobm2005, Dec 31, 2004
  5. Gareth Sharp


    Jan 21, 2021
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    Hi all, I have the same problem with my vectra van, but when I follow the steps to take it off 'safe mode' the screen simply displays '7 safe'. I can't seem to get the ----- that is mentioned above. Any ideas?
    Wurzel, Jan 21, 2021
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