Volvo Radio Code

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Charlie, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Guest

    Hi All,
    My volvo's battery has been changed and the radio is asking for the
    radio code these days. I got my radio code from dealer, and tried
    several times, it does not work. What should I do ?
    Here are the ways that I have tried to reset the code.
    1. Disconnect and reconnect the battery, a "Code" message will be
    shown on that screen right away, then entering the radio code.
    2. Following volvo manual, turn on the car for couple of hours,
    waiting until the "Code" message show up, then entering the Radio

    Neither of way works, so what is my option now ?

    One more question that I have is:
    when I get the radio code from local dealer, what they are asking for
    is the VIN #, not the serial # of the radio. Since I was the second
    user of that car, how do I know if the radio is the original one, or
    the updated one. If it was the new one, obvious the radio code would
    not work any more. So is there a way for me to find the radio code by
    giving the Serial # of the radio?
    I have already upplug the radio and find that number.

    thanks for the tips,

    Charlie, Oct 6, 2004
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  2. Charlie

    steve sedlis Guest

    yes use the radio number, not the car VIN. Any competent radio shop can get
    the number from Volvo. If the radio is not the original one, the car VIN
    wont help you. Thats why you need the radio serial number.

    steve sedlis, Oct 6, 2004
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  3. Charlie

    Jeff Savage Guest

    I know your talking about the prepump which is just as important - but the
    below was my experience with the main pump.

    When I replaced the main pump on my '80 240gl a few years back I was scared
    by the price and found repco could supply a much cheaper one that fitted.
    Looked similar fitted but didn't have enough pressure for the car to run. I
    returned it and got my money back and went to petroject in Brisbane they
    supplied exactly the same part (number identical) for much less than volvo.
    In Australia the '79 I think (which my sister had) had a different main pump
    to the '80 model I had.
    Do a search and save the money. Volvo have to source many of these parts
    from somewhere.
    Jeff Savage, Oct 6, 2004
  4. Charlie

    Jeff Savage Guest

    Sorry, my Mac using Enterouge is still breaking me in. I will try and put
    this in the right place.
    Jeff Savage, Oct 7, 2004
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