unplugged battery and now I need code for radio

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sikhsville, Mar 27, 2007.

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    sikhsville Guest

    Hi Everyone,

    I had to change one of the head lights so I unplugged the battery to
    my 1999 Volvo S70. I turned on the car and tested the lights and they
    were fine but the radio stopped working and now is asking for the

    Anyone know what the code is and can help me I would greatly
    appreciate it.


    R Singh
    sikhsville, Mar 27, 2007
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    Inno Guest

    This comes up all the time on this newsgroup! Why don't people do a
    simple search?

    Anyhow, every Volvo radio has a unique code, normally 4 digits AFAIK.
    The code is normally written on a small card which should be tucked in
    with the owner's manual. That's where I found mine for my 98 V70.
    Inno, Mar 27, 2007
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    David Guest

    Assuming the radio is working as normal is there a way to determine the code
    from the radio. I recently bought a 2001 S40 and don't have my code should
    the battery need disconnecting then I'd be stuck!
    David, Mar 27, 2007
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    volvo480 Guest

    Every Volvo dealer can help you, sometimes for free, only if it is a Volvo
    volvo480, Mar 27, 2007
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    Robert Guest

    As volvo480 wrote, every Volvo dealer should be able to get this code
    for you. It's a sort of anti-theft device. If anyone ever decided to
    steal your head unit, it wouldn't work at all unless they put in that
    code (which is different for each car). So if you don't have the
    little red-and-white card, the only way to find out your code is to
    visit your dealer.
    Robert, Mar 28, 2007
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    sikhsville Guest

    Thank you all for your comprehensive information. I am new to
    newsgroups so now I am searching for information and reading the
    previous posts to answer many more questions.

    thanks again
    sikhsville, Mar 29, 2007
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    blurp Guest

    The thing I don't get is why do they bother? The Volvo radio is by no
    means anything special and the head unit is pretty much useless
    without the substandard amp buried elsewhere under the dash. Anyone
    who stole it would undoubtedly be ridiculed by their criminal buddies.

    blurp, Mar 29, 2007
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    Inno Guest

    It does have a value on the market to people who need a Volvo
    replacement to fill the hole in their dash from having had THEIR radio
    Inno, Mar 30, 2007
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    Robert Guest

    By putting in an anti-theft code, it enhances Volvo's "upscale" image
    by implying to the car owners that their head unit is likely to be
    stolen...but that's just my guess.
    Robert, Mar 30, 2007
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