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Re: '88 80 Radio Codes
>Couple options (to be completely truthful, it's all hearsay as
>I'm chicken to unplug mine as well)....
>88's came coded as either 1111 or 1234 per factory manuals.
That's true, and it's very possible that the thing was never recoded.
>Some people have claimed that momentary lapses in the power (5
>seconds or so) have not resulted in radio lockup. Again, too
>chicken to try.
Mine has been OK even when that battery has been disconnected for
several minutes. It finally locked up when I put in the Euro lights
and relays, etc. YMMV.
The best option, if the radio is not currently locked, is to program
your own code into it before disconnecting power. I think you can do
this without knowing the existing code. The instructions are in
Bentley, and will be up on the 20V page in a day or two. I'm pretty
sure the earlier 80/90 cars used the same (programmable) Wiesbaden
unit as the early 20V cars.
'90 CQ 20V - my 'racing-iron' ;^)