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Re: 87 5ktq Radio Questions

I.Mannix writes:
> Hi all - I just bought an 87 5ktqw, and now that it is running, I'd like to
> get the radio working.  It has a stock radio, which I plan on replacing
> sooner than later, but for now, I'm wondering if there is a way to get the
> radio code based on VIN number or something.
> If I am not mistaken, when the battery is disconnected, a code has to be
> entered to make the radio work - correct?  I don't have the code.  I do
> have a title; I own the car - question is, is there a way for me to make
> the radio operational, or am I stuck replacing it?

Depends on which radio you have.  The stock radio that *should* have come
with 1987 US models is the Rothenburg, and it does not have security codes.
If your radio is a different model (previous owner installed an upgrade)
then it's possible that a security code is needed to turn it on after
disconnecting the power.

Perhaps if you describe the front panel controls I can help identify
which radio you have...

See my other post about stock radio models.

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