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Re: Radio security codes

Early cars as yours, if the radio is original, were user-programmed
(could enter code  no. of your choice). Starting in '90, switched to
a factory preset no. which you will need.

if the radio is already coded, you're screwed; need the original 
code no. to decode it.  Way to check is after unit is on, push
left-most function button then right-most function button.  Display
should switch to one of following:
CODE - unit is not coded, and you can enter 4-digit no. of your choice
(first digit must be "1").
SAFE - unit si coded, need code no. to deprogram it.

Ray calvo (porsray@aol.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro

In a message dated 96-09-17 15:08:19 EDT, you write:

 From: "Jeff Loh" <jeff.loh@fluordaniel.com>
 Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 10:38:00 -0700
 Subject: Question re: Radio security codes
      If anyone has ever worked on VW/Audi stereos with the factory 
      coded security system, they'd know my predicament.
      I bought my 80Q used from a dealer, but none of the papers that 
      came with the car had the code, can I successfully reprogram the
      radio or does it mean a trip to the dealer?
      I want to know because I plan to disconnect the battery and do 
      some simple maintenance work on the car, but don't want to screw
      up the radio in the process.
      I suppose the last resort would be to grovel and pay them to do
      5 minute job.
      80Q in need of a battery cleaning.