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8L stereo not taking code

eagle_s3 Sep 2, 2010

  1. eagle_s3

    eagle_s3 Member


    Hope the combine knowledge of the forum can help me out on this one.

    Removed the stereo in my S3 to get access to the cup holder.
    Re-fitted the stereo and it wouldn't work at all, this turned out to be a blown fuse.
    Re-fitted the stereo again and it will turn on and shows "SAFE" on the screen all good so far, problem is that when I hold the buttons to enter the code nothing happens. I've held them for a short time with no change and also a long time again with no change.

    Anyone have an idea about A) Whats wrong and B) How to resolve it?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Which buttons are you holding down mate?
  3. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    You also need to turn the ignition on when you do it (assuming you are holding in the correct buttons). No idea why but some cars won't come out of SAFE without the ignition on (or engine running)
  4. eagle_s3

    eagle_s3 Member

    Thanks for the input guys.

    I'm holding the TP and RDS buttons as per the manual, but i had to go back and read the manual just to make sure and it was while reading that I also read the section about what to do if you enter the code wrong.

    Manual say's to leave the stereo on with the key in the ignition for 1 hour and it will reset, so i'm going to give this a shot even though i've not entered my code wrong.

    I'll let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again.

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