What causes a radio to lock?
Your radio likely locked you out because a factory-enabled security system – one designed for anti-theft has been triggered. This system is designed to lock out car radio theft from accessing your audio system, but unfortunately, this feature can also lock out the car owner.
How do you unlock a car radio that is locked?
How Do I Unlock My Car Radio without the Code?
- Turn on the ignition.
- Turn your radio on and check if it shows ‘CODE’.
- Then while the thing is off, press down and hold the power button for 40-50 minutes.
- Once you hold your power button for that long, the car radio system will bypass the code and start working.
What does it mean when a car radio is locked?
A lockout code protects against radio theft. If a thief disconnects the radio, the code locks the radio up, rendering it useless. However, it’s not much of a safeguard because the thief usually doesn’t know that the code has been tripped until he powers up the radio after he has removed it from the vehicle.
Why would a car radio stopped working?
The most likely reason for your radio’s sudden death is a blown fuse. All car radios have at least one fuse that protects it from power surges coming from somewhere else in the vehicle. The first thing you should do when your radio stops working is check its fuses and replace any that have blown.
How do I reset my car stereo system?
Turn your car on, but do not start the engine. Turn the radio off. Hold the radio power button down for a few minutes until it resets.
How long do you leave battery disconnected to reset radio?
Because some of the electrical current is preserved in the computer for a while afterward, most sources recommend leaving the battery disconnected for at least 15 minutes to make sure the computer forgets the code before you reconnect the battery. What is this?