radio safe mode

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kevin, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. kevin

    kevin Guest

    Just had a flat battery on my 1999 astra 16v diesel.
    , disconnected earth to charge it, when reconnected car started fine but
    radio came up with safe on the lcd?
    do i need a code from vauxhall or is there something obvious i need to do?
    Kevin
     
    kevin, Feb 22, 2005
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  2. kevin

    Martin Guest

    Yes - you need the code. Didn't it come with the car? If not, might be
    worth calling previous owner, cos Vauxhall usually charge for this. You
    could try an independent car radio outlet - they will often de-code cheaper
    than Vauxhall.

    Don't use "trial and error" - or you'll be locked out for ages or for ever
    after a few tries :-(
     
    Martin, Feb 22, 2005
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  3. kevin

    Alan Guest

    As previous response, yes you need a code.

    Any Vauxhall dealer can get it for you but they will charge around
    £15.

    The car is not old so the supplying dealer (look in the service book or
    on the number plates) should be able to supply it for free.

    The previous owner should have given you a smaill credit card size
    piece of card with security details on. Why not try them too.

    If you bought it from a dealer relatively recently you might be able to
    persuade them to pay for a search.

    Alan
     
    Alan, Feb 22, 2005
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  4. Kevin,
    If you have lost the code you may want to try www.davidsonelectronics.co.uk

    As long as you have the radios serial number these people can email you the
    code. It worked for me and only cost nine pounds.
    Tim
     
    Tim Bloomfield, Feb 22, 2005
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  5. kevin

    Mad Mechanic Guest

    hi if you want a radio code I can get you one for £6.00 all I need is your
    serial number off the radio

    [email protected]
     
    Mad Mechanic, Feb 22, 2005
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  6. kevin

    Mike Guest

    Isn't this a rather cavalier (no pun intended) attitude? Without even asking
    for any proof of ID or ownership?
    Or is this service available to anyone who walks in off the street with a
    stereo under their arm?

    No offence to the original poster.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Feb 22, 2005
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