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Just programmed my bcm to my car and it starts!! Thank god! Now my radio is locked how can I unlock it? Where can I find the code
 

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I installed the bcm myself and just towed the car to the dealer. They setting up and it's back up and running. The radio has been locked ever since I installed the new bcm. They wanted to charge 55 for them to call a number and get the code. There's gotta be someone with the code lol I'm going to check around and hopefully someone knows.
 

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I found this, Its worth a shot I guess.

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 (8) 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.
 

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Why don't you just install the new bcm in the service garage at your dealer? That way you're already there
 

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The instructions Stephen posted should work, its the same process the dealer uses.
 

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I was factory trained back in 2000, that was the procedure then, I imagine it would remain that way for all the 7th gens.
 

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Is it hold pre set 1 and 4 or 2 and 3? I'm reading a couple different things. I'm gonna try both and post again.
 

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So far no go, the radio displays locked and won't budge. I'm going to keep trying and do more research.
 

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Still no luck with this unlock radio thing. Any other suggestions? No matter what I press or hold it says locked. I'm going to keep trying!
 

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He said 55 to call and put the code in. That's too much for a code. Eventually I'm goin to get an aftermarket deck but dam I need music now lol
 
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