[Vwdiesel] radio help

Tad tadc at europa.com
Wed Jun 10 10:30:34 PDT 2009

Not sure about the 91, but you probably need something like this to remove
the unit:


They fit into a small slot on either side of the deck and disengage the
locking mechanism that holds it in place.  You should be able to get them
for a few bucks at a stereo shop.

As for who would steal it... good question.  I guess when the car was new
the stock deck might have been good for a hit of crack or whatever...
although I think these stock anti-theft measures are really more of a sales
gimmick than an actual security feature.

As for your code issue, try disconnecting the battery cables and shorting
them together for 30 seconds or so (the disconnected cables, not the battery
terminals!)  It might clear whatever glitch has infected your radio.  Also I
suppose a dirty/loose battery or radio electrical connection could cause
that behavior.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM, peter blake <pila47 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  I've  been having problems w the factory radio in my 91 jetta.
> A few days ago when I  turned it on it showed the code I get when
> the power has been interrupted. I entered the code and all was well
> tho I did wonder if there had been a power interruption and how had
> it happened. Yesterday afternoon the same thing occured,only this time
> I entered the code and it wouldn't accept it. I tried a number of
> times and wasn't able to unlock the radio. I have a few questions for
> the list. One, I realize this is an anti-theft deterrent but who in
> their right mind would steal this piece of crap radio? How, without
> destroying the dash does the radio come out? I have an after market
> radio that is also not very good that I could use in its place.
> Any advice?
> Peter
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