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Old 01-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #61
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UPDATE and some clarification. I know the following sequence works for a 2003 Saturn VUE.

Got it unlocked Daughter is happy all good

Here is how I got it

1. Start car turn on radio, hold down 1&2 until you get your scrambled code (mine was 9219)...

How long do you have to hold down 1&2? I bet I held them down for 5 minutes and nothing happened.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #62
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UPDATE and some clarification. I know the following sequence works for a 2003 Saturn VUE.

Got it unlocked Daughter is happy all good

Here is how I got it

1. Start car turn on radio, hold down 1&2 until you get your scrambled code (mine was 9219)

2. Run the car for an hour, leave radio on until ---- is showing on your radio display.

3. Call 1-888-225-2306, Pick your favorite facility code from this site [tripleW].saturnretailersonline.com/MiscPage_24 (I used the Aggieland Saturn, in College Station Texas and it was still active) input in the 4 digit scrambled code you got from your radio (step 1.) Be prepared to write down the new code (s), the digitized voice gave me two code options. So I wrote down both codes. My code was the first one 4712.

4. You the use the left side of the “seek” (left side of radio) button to input the first number, the right side of the same button to input second number.

5. Then move to the “tune” button on the bottom right of the radio and use left side for input third number, the right side of the same button for the input of the fourth number.

6. Once the display shows the correct 4 digit number you received from the phone call (step 3), push the am/fm (small round button, upper left of radio) and you are good to go. If you input the wrong code 3 times it locks it again and you have to wait another hour to get back to the ----.

Good luck, now if I could only figure out how to get her CD changer to work.
Excellent instructions! Thanks Jasmart. I have a 2001 SL2. Followed the instructions yesterday and worked perfectly. You're a life saver!

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #63
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Thank you for this helpful info!!!

I forgot my password and it was LOCK after 3 attempts of trying to remember my password.

I called the local dealer and they wanted $100! NO WAY! So after searching I found this forum and with great instructions.

If it says LOCK you must wait the 60 min for the ==== to come up. It really works...thankfully my key is so worn out I just left it on run and kept the keys with me! LOL.

Thanks again!

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Old 02-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #64
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So, does anyone have any pointers about how to unlock the radio when one of the 2 buttons meant to be held down (5 and 6) doesn't work (1996 SL1)? I'm not sure why the button no longer works, but I remember a few months ago that I noticed button 5 no longer worked when pressed. Now, I cannot unlock my radio. Is there a work around? I'm thinking no, but I'm hopeful.

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Old 02-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #65
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Saturn 96: I have a 98Saturn SL and I do not have to press 5 & 6 to input my code, I simply hit the minute button which then causes the display to show 0000then I use the seek/tune buttons to input the correct codes and then hit AM/FM. Hope this helps believe me I know how frustrating this feature is!

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:27 PM   #66
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Thanks, but the radio in my Saturn doesn't have a "minute" button, so don't think that will work.

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #67
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Excellent instructions! Thanks Jasmart. I have a 2001 SL2. Followed the instructions yesterday and worked perfectly. You're a life saver!
I have a 2000 SC2. I just tried these instructions today and it worked great!!

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:28 AM   #68
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HELP....I have an 06 VUE and none of these solutions work for me...Am I missing something?

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Old 05-24-2011, 05:28 PM   #69
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The following solution worked for 1998 SL2 with Stereo/CD Player as of 5/22/2011. Unit was locked in INOP state. I followed the steps outlined below EXCEPT I used the dealer code 206053 followed by asterisk in Step 3. (correction has been noted below)

***Read all steps before attempting. You are on a time limit when entering codes, so knowing what to do in advance will save alot of frustration***

1.) To begin, if your radio is displays LOC, then proceed to step 2. If your radio says INOP, then turn your ignition to the RUN position, and turn the radio ON. You must leave it like this for a minimum of 1 hour (not 59 minutes) to clear the INOP message. I would wait 1 1/2 hours just in case doing it too early causes the timer to start over.

2.) Turn your ignition to RUN (if not already), and your radio to OFF. Press and hold preset buttons 2 and 3 for around 5-10 seconds to obtain a scrambled version of your radio's original factory set code.

3.) Call 800-537-5140 and ignore whatever you are promted to do (something about different dealer brands Chevy, Pontiac, Saturn,etc.), and type the number 202108 into your phone and then press the # button. (**UPDATED 5/22/2011: use dealer authorization 206053 follwed by * asterisk)

4.) Input your radio's 4 digit code into your phone when prompted, then press the * button (NOT pound symbol like above step) and be ready with a pen and paper to write down the unscrambled code. Keep this code somewhere you WILL NOT lose it. I wrote mine in the notes section of the owners manual.

5.) Once you have the code written down, press and hold 5 and 6 on your radio's preset buttons for 5-10 seconds.

6.) Then press the seek down button once to start the entry process.

7.) Using the following key, repeatedly press the buttons to set your code:
seek down = first digit
seek up = second digit
tune down = third digit
tune up = fourth digit

NOTE: I just checked a picture of the stereo out and discovered the buttons have arrows facing left and right and not up and down. For the purposes of this process, left represents down, and right represents up.

8.) Once you have the code entered, press AM/FM to set it.

Presto, you have kept your local dealer from screwing you out of $30-100 dollars.

Note that the code given in step 3 belongs to a Pontiac dealer out there somewhere (judging by the number 2 at the beginning of the code if you listen to the voice prompts on the 800 number), so if they go out of business or wise up to their code being used, this method may eventually not work. However, the post I dug it up from is over a year old, so there is hope that it will last a while.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:51 AM   #70
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206053 is DOA.

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Old 06-18-2011, 12:25 AM   #71
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206053 is DOA.
Any working codes left?

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Old 06-18-2011, 01:42 AM   #72
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Any working codes left?
106010* works, found on another website

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:34 AM   #73
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How do set the clock?

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #74
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I was troubleshooting a dead driver side power window on my girlfriend's 1998 Saturn SL2 and it killed the battery.

Upon hooking up the battery charger, I noticed that it triggered the LOC code on her radio (CD player w/ EQ). I was surprised because I figured nobody ever bothered to set their radio lock code (since they might forget and lock themselves out). Well, apparently the previous owner did set a code (just my luck). Anyway, I guessed all the popular codes, and apparently after too many tries, it locks the radio into INOP mode.

I found a link to a forum thread (below) that described the process for GM vehicles, however Saturn and Geo use 4 digit radio codes instead of 6 digit codes like the rest of GM so the process is different than what you see spread all over the internet:
http://forums.carreview.com/showthre...?t=1839&page=4

***Read all steps before attempting. You are on a time limit when entering codes, so knowing what to do in advance will save alot of frustration***

1.) To begin, if your radio is displays LOC, then proceed to step 2. If your radio says INOP, then turn your ignition to the RUN position, and turn the radio ON. You must leave it like this for a minimum of 1 hour (not 59 minutes) to clear the INOP message. I would wait 1 1/2 hours just in case doing it too early causes the timer to start over.

2.) Turn your ignition to RUN (if not already), and your radio to OFF. Press and hold preset buttons 2 and 3 for around 5-10 seconds to obtain a scrambled version of your radio's original factory set code.

3.) Call 800-537-5140 and ignore whatever you are promted to do (something about different dealer brands Chevy, Pontiac, Saturn,etc.), and type the number 202108 into your phone and then press the # button.

4.) Input your radio's 4 digit code into your phone when prompted, then press the * button (NOT pound symbol like above step) and be ready with a pen and paper to write down the unscrambled code. Keep this code somewhere you WILL NOT lose it. I wrote mine in the notes section of the owners manual.

5.) Once you have the code written down, press and hold 5 and 6 on your radio's preset buttons for 5-10 seconds.

6.) Then press the seek down button once to start the entry process.

7.) Using the following key, repeatedly press the buttons to set your code:
seek down = first digit
seek up = second digit
tune down = third digit
tune up = fourth digit

NOTE: I just checked a picture of the stereo out and discovered the buttons have arrows facing left and right and not up and down. For the purposes of this process, left represents down, and right represents up.

8.) Once you have the code entered, press AM/FM to set it.

Presto, you have kept your local dealer from screwing you out of $30-100 dollars.

Note that the code given in step 3 belongs to a Pontiac dealer out there somewhere (judging by the number 2 at the beginning of the code if you listen to the voice prompts on the 800 number), so if they go out of business or wise up to their code being used, this method may eventually not work. However, the post I dug it up from is over a year old, so there is hope that it will last a while.

If you are not comfortable with the above process, I believe Saturn of Tempe (Arizona) will help you reset your radio over the phone for free; not sure though, I wanted to know how to do it myself, since service departments aren't always open especially on nights and weekends. I wouldn't go in person (since you will be easier to charge standing there with your wallet/purse- just call, and be very very VERY nice so that the tech doesn't feel like screwing you into paying.
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Input your radio's 4 digit code" just where do you find this code anyway?

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Old 09-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #75
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UPDATE and some clarification. I know the following sequence works for a 2003 Saturn VUE.

Got it unlocked Daughter is happy all good

Here is how I got it

1. Start car turn on radio, hold down 1&2 until you get your scrambled code (mine was 9219)

2. Run the car for an hour, leave radio on until ---- is showing on your radio display.

3. Call 1-888-225-2306, Pick your favorite facility code from this site [tripleW].saturnretailersonline.com/MiscPage_24 (I used the Aggieland Saturn, in College Station Texas and it was still active) input in the 4 digit scrambled code you got from your radio (step 1.) Be prepared to write down the new code (s), the digitized voice gave me two code options. So I wrote down both codes. My code was the first one 4712.............................................. .................................................. ...........
.................................................. .................................................. ..................................



I have a Saturn SC2 L300 2001(Scramble code: 7602, unlock code: 7861) and jasmart's post worked. I tried all the ones before it and his phone number, company number, and methodoligy worked perfectly.

Thanks a whole heck of alot.

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Default Re: Unlocking Theft Deterrent Radio

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UPDATE and some clarification. I know the following sequence works for a 2003 Saturn VUE.

Got it unlocked Daughter is happy all good

Here is how I got it

1. Start car turn on radio, hold down 1&2 until you get your scrambled code (mine was 9219)

2. Run the car for an hour, leave radio on until ---- is showing on your radio display.

3. Call 1-888-225-2306, Pick your favorite facility code from this site [tripleW].saturnretailersonline.com/MiscPage_24 (I used the Aggieland Saturn, in College Station Texas and it was still active) input in the 4 digit scrambled code you got from your radio (step 1.) Be prepared to write down the new code (s), the digitized voice gave me two code options. So I wrote down both codes. My code was the first one 4712.

4. You the use the left side of the “seek” (left side of radio) button to input the first number, the right side of the same button to input second number.

5. Then move to the “tune” button on the bottom right of the radio and use left side for input third number, the right side of the same button for the input of the fourth number.

6. Once the display shows the correct 4 digit number you received from the phone call (step 3), push the am/fm (small round button, upper left of radio) and you are good to go. If you input the wrong code 3 times it locks it again and you have to wait another hour to get back to the ----.

Good luck, now if I could only figure out how to get her CD changer to work.
I followed the above instructions and was able to unlock my 2000 SL2 radio after a battery change. One thing to note is that the Facility Code mentioned above is inactive. I used 12318 and got that to work.

Good luck!

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I have a 2005 Saturn Vue . the scramble code I have is 4866 and the unlock code is 1026.
Use this number 1-888-225-2306 the Facility Code I used 12318 and got that to work.

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1-800-537-5140......#106010 got a code 3604 that didn't work. Tried 3 times and the radio is locked. Any other ideas would be amazing. Thanks

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #79
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My old Saturn(2006) Vue Radio went south - so I replaced it with a another Saturn(ION-2006) radio- same part number - only problem is I am not getting any of the indications the radio is locked - there is no "LOC" display or "INOP". Te radio does display stations, and in some cases indicates the album. However there is no volume.
I tried pushing 1&2,, 2&3 1&4. I did turn the ignition to run for over an hour with the radio off - no change. Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks - Another Proud American - who buys American

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How do set the clock?
Usually you just need to hold/press down on the power/volume button and use the arrow keys to adjust the time.

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