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My Audi a3 20l tdi radio it says 2 safe, I disconnected the battery, now the radio want the code, I don't know the code, and when I press the scan and rds it doesn't respond, after pressing scan and rds twice, someone help please

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Take it to the 4s garage, if you want to find out the problem by yourself,you first have some professional tool , there are some diagnostic that always can figure out the problem i can show you: www.xcardiag.com/

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  • rech gred Apr 12, 2012

    take it to the 4s garage, if you want to find out the problem by yourself,you first have some professional tool , there are some diagnostic that always can figure out the problem i can show you: www.xcardiag.com/

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IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for your Audi radio from the car manufacturer, or from an Audi dealer!

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1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
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4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
5. By the #3 key you will set up the third safe code digit.
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My radio is in 2 SAFE mode on my 2004 Audi TT. My mechanic had to disconnect the battery to replace some parts on my car. when he turned the car on the radio was in 1 Safe mode. The code in the manual he...


IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for your Audi radio from the car manufacturer, or from an Audi dealer!
The sequence of programming for Audi radio is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
3. By the #1 key you will set up the first safe code digit.
4. By the #2 key you will set up the second safe code digit.
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How do i insert code for audi a6 2002 ? i have the code but i don-t now which button to press simultaneously.


IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have the security anti-theft code for your Audi radio from the car manufacturer, or from an Audi dealer!

The sequence of programming for Audi radio is:
1. Push simultaneous "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
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Instructions to unlock stereo


THIS WAS POSTED ON THE AUDI TT CLUB WEB SITE.

Turn on the radio. The word "SAFE" appears on the display.

* Press the FM2 and RDS buttons simultaneously and hold them down until "1000" lights up in the display. Release buttons. Do not, under any circumstances, continue holding them down or press them once again. This would cause the radio to consider the number "1000" to be the input code number.

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* Once the code is shown in the display, press the FM2 and RDS buttons again simultaneously and hold them down until the word "SAFE" appears on the display. Soon afterwards, a frequency will be displayed.

(If you do not have the "Radio Code", the Audi dealer, or someone, will have to pull the radio out to get the serial number off of the back.)

The radio can now be used again.

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