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How do I reset my radio and get a code for it

My battery died on my Volvo so when I put in my new battery the radio asked for a code. Apparently in order to get my radio I need some type of code for it. I own a 2003 s40 Volvo.

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Usually when a code is needed you can talk to your local dealer and they should be able to get the code from the factory, when they get it usually you have turn the key to acc for about 5 minutes (sometimes longer) and then you input the code by whatever means like using your seek buttons to change the number and your volume knob or buttons to change which character you are wanting to change

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

  • armylpn Jun 17, 2010

    also when you get the code, do yourself (and anyone who may own the car after your) a favor and write it in your owners manual

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