When disconnected from the power source, these particular stereos go into lockdown mode and can't be operated until the correct code is entered. Interestingly, 2012 is the first year that the code function has been removed from Kenwood units that offer a detachable face as a security feature. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to. This should only take a few moments. Duplicate: There's already a listing posted just like this one. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.
. Wrong Category: It doesn't belong in this category. The unit doesn't need to come out; it can stay in the car. Because your radio can't determine whether it's been stolen or simply disconnected from the battery for servicing this would have been the case when your alternator was installed , it's now requiring that you input a code. If you purchased a used car, ideally the code was passed on from the original owner. Once you obtain the code, make sure to jot it down — perhaps even in an inconspicuous location in your vehicle such as under the carpet in the trunk or floor mats.
Then the service department can look up the code. The process doesn't take long, adds Lacey, and is usually subject to a quarter-hour labour charge. As the vehicle owner, you should have this three- to five-digit code memorized or recorded somewhere. It's included with the new vehicle owner's package. Sold Already: The seller has already sold this item.
If you have an aftermarket unit, you'll have to contact the stereo manufacturer. There was a time — cast your thoughts back to former U. If you're lucky, this will be done for free, though be prepared to pay a nominal fee. Looking back again to the 1990s, at the height of the audio theft era: manufacturers decided that a unique code could help deter thieves and this feature was implemented in many models. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.
The bad news is it may cost, and you'll have to take your car into the shop. Readers can also interact with The Globe on and. Fake Ads: Fake phone number, item doesn't exist, false details etc. Affordable stereos have now flooded the market and the overall quality of factory systems has vastly improved. Statistics these days indicate a thief may be more tempted by a fancy pen or loose change left in your car. I had a new alternator installed and now my car radio is locked and it's asking me to input a code.
The removable faceplates on many units also help to discourage theft. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That way, anyone stealing the unit is prevented from using it without knowing the code. Where do I find the code and why would a manufacturer create such an annoying feature in the first place? The service guy said this is because the battery had been disconnected and that the radio code should be listed in my owner's manual it's not. Wrong Contact Info: Contact info is incorrect. .
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