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After 6 months of my 02 vette being on a cteck and never having the battery disconnected, all of a sudden the radio is in LOC mode and there is no code anywhere in all my previous owners paperwork. I've read the manual on how to retrieve the code, but if someone has a simpler way or if there are some codes one can use I would be very grateful for the info. Also if I manage to get a code is it 4 or 5 numbers long and how are they actually entered. Thanks.
Al...
 
Mine is also on LOC and this is the process I was going to use:

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.


It seems a little strange but then again strange enough that is might actually work. Others may chime in with a proven fix.

I haven't tried it because.
1) The exhaust is my music :rofl:
2) Too busy

Good luck!
 
1. Turn th ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)
2. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 for six seconds.
3. 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.
4. Press the AM/FM button
5. The radio display changes to another three-digit number. Write this number to the right of the first one.
6. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are from Step 3 and the last three digits are from Step 5.
7. Call 1 800 537 5140.
8. Press 1 then # (pound). You'll hear "Invalid Code, try again".
9. Press 139010 then # (pound). You will be asked to enter your four or six digit code followed by *.
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.

If it does not work do a search as there have been others that have had the problem and posted here.

Here is an additional list of codes to try in step 9 ( in case the 139010 doesn't work)


206053
620529
202107
106010
202108
 
Thanks for all the help, all. Finally got the air care passed. There was a Chevy dealer almost next door. There they told me they would have to pull the radio. get the serial bumber, email that to GM and then they would receive the code. This in turn would cost me $65.00, I said no. Never would I let a dealership touch my car. Think I have enough info now, just have to find the patience and time and it will work itself out. Thanks again.
Al...
 
Finally have the radio alive again. had to use 106010 instead of the original one.Had to go to the dealer to pick up my front end bra today. While I was there I gave a printed instruction sheet on how to unlock the radio without removing it to the service tech that had claimed that. I did this without any malice (of course) and he was actually very gratefull.Unlocking the radio took a whole five minutes to do.
Al............
 
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