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How to enter Radio code

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by umair, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. umair

    umair New Member

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    I took off the battery and now when I started my car the radio is not working. My code is 3454 but I am having difficulty entering it. The car is 2000 model and has a cd player and tape recorder in it with a narrow screen. It says (step/trial) 1 then I enter (press) 3 but then I cannot enter the remaining numbers of 3454. It just takes it to (trial) 2. Then I have to enter a number again and it takes me to trial 3 and then it switches off for twenty minutes. How can you enter all 3454 all at once. Thank you.
     
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    Press the actual numbers on the preset buttons to correspond with the radio code.
    Do you remember if the preset buttons all worked before?
     
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    When you enter the code the numbers on the screen will be different to what you actually typed in this is normal But is this what you are talking about?
     
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    I think I figured out the problem, the keys are hard to press and sometimes when I press a key it gets pressed two times or does not register. I will keep trying but the thing shutting down after three tries for an hour is super annoying.
     
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    Rip it out and throw it over the back fence, that will fix all the problems with them radio's,,, Its got me stuffed why holden would put a code on them its not like anyone would steal the crap things :p
     
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    My number four button was the problem. I entered the code and pressed the crap out of the number four button and it worked.
     
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    Must have been some of that dust you have over there that got behind the button contacts!
     
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    They don't have dust, they have SAND! Oh and oil. And camels. And Rollers, Ferraris and apparently, Commodores
     
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    Yep

    My VT has done about 212000km, the air conditioning is still cold, everything works, and it runs like a dream. I agree though - the stereos are crap. I think hoying them over the back fence is a very good option. It's they're only real fault; otherwise they're indestructible beasts.
     
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    I, then, may have real problems. My 1999 VT has been off the road for 3 years and has recently received a 2001 VX engine and transmission. It still has the original radio and I do not have the code and have no plans for having GMH charge me for supplying the original code. Back fence is looking good as I have a Pioneer stereo/cd player and a JVC which I have accumulated from a couple of my previous cars. GM code problem solved.
     
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    The charge for the code is hardly likely to break the bank .
     

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