Unlock C5 Radio

The
following procedure will give you a new code that you can use instead of
your personal code. Using this new code, you can �unlock� your radio and
then �re-lock� it with a new code if you
wish.
Prerequisites:
The radio must be in LOC mode NOT in INOP
mode.
Let me explain. If you have activated the Theft-Deterrent
feature of your radio and loose power, the radio goes into LOC (theftlock)
mode. With the ignition on, you must use the MN and HR buttons to enter
you personal code in order to unlock it (The instructions are on page 3-27
in your Y2K Owner�s manual). If you fail to enter the correct code eight
(8) times, the radio goes into INOP mode. You have to wait an hour with
the ignition on before the radio returns to LOC mode (go for a long drive
somewhere).
Procedure:
01. Turn the ignition ON (The radio
displays LOC)
02. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 buttons for six
seconds
03. The radio display changes from LOC to a three-digit number.
Write this number down. Don�t take forever, fifteen seconds max before the
next step.
04. Press the AM/FM button
05. The radio display changes
to another three-digit number. Write this number to the right of the first
one.
06. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are
from STEP 03 and the last three digits are form STEP 05
07. Call 1 800
537 5140
08. Press 1 then # (pound). You�ll hear �Invalid Code, try
again�
09. Press 139010 then # (pound). You will be asked to enter your
four or six digit code followed by * (start)
10. Enter the number from
STEP 6 then * (star)
11. Listen to the four-digit number and write it
down. It will be repeated twice
12. Turn the ignition ON (The radio
displays LOC)
13. Use the MN and HR buttons to enter the code from STEP
11
14. Press the AM/FM button. The radio display changes to
SEC
Your radio is now �un-locked� and usable. The Theft-Deterrent
feature is STILL active! If you want to disable it, use the instruction on
page 3-27 in your Y2K Owner�s manual. Use the code from STEP 11 instead of
your personal code.
Note: This tip originated from LOTZAHP, Austin
TX (credit must be given where credit is due). I verified it on an Y2K C5
with a locked radio – mine.