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Safe mode on stereo

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sirampton, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. sirampton
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    Hi there,
    I have done some electrical work on my 1999 audi a3, so as usual i have disconnected the battery.
    Once i finished and re connected the battery the stereo screen in saying safe.
    I dont know how to unlock this?
    I have a code but it wont let me enter it as none of the buttons are working.
    I have googled the problem and it says to hold the p.scan and rbds button simultainiously but i dont have those buttons i only have a scan and rds button which i have tried with no joy.
    Also the code has a number 9 in it where as the numbers on the stereo only go to number 6.
    Does anyone have any ideas on how i can unlock this?
    Thanks
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    its in the manual mate. following the instructions. u have to hold 2 buttons together until it shows a code entry thing. then u type in ur radio code and thats it. done. it is all in the manual though.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You hold the 2 buttons in until "1000" appears on the screen, then you use the 1, 2, 3 & 4 buttons to enter the 4 digits i.e. if the code is 9595 then you press the "1" button 9 times to get the first digit to 9, then the "2" button 5 times etc etc.
    If you can't get 1000 to appear then try doing the procedure with the ignition on.
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    Thanks alot,
    1 problem though.
    I cant find the manual to know which 2 buttons to press.
    Do you know which buttons they are?
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Read the link I posted..... It says which 2 buttons, which would be the reason I took the time to find it and post it for you.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    It's the TP and RDS buttons on normal models, or it's the FM2 and RDS button if you have FM2.
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    If you cant find the owners book do you know the code???
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