Originally Posted by OLBlueEyesBonne
I'll talk to my brother tomorrow. He may be able to get a code. I know he has a 800 # he calls when he gets a radio that'* locked and all he does is give a # off the radio case and they give him an unlock code.
Well, getting a number off the radio case is something I hadn't heard of before. Sounds interesting... it has all the original stickers still intact, including a manufacturing date sticker of January, 1991, so there'* no doubt about exactly which year this one is.
Went back out to the SSEi just now and verified a couple of things:
-- there is no Mute button on the steering wheel controls, although I tried pressing the ones that _are_ there, just in case anything woke up the stereo. Nope, it stayed on "Loc" the whole time
-- tried another strategy found in an old thread here: removing and replacing the Radio fuse multiple times until, I don't know, some sort of reset was supposed to occur. It didn't. (Both fuses 11 and 24 under the dash are labeled as radio-related; I tried this routine with both separately.)
-- also left the radio on for a full 90 minutes, in case it had gone into a timeout due to too many bad attempts, something like the 4-minute penalty for having a bad PASS key. No joy with further attempts at the press-two-preset-buttons-and-hold-them routine, although I'm starting to get the idea that that strategy isn't intended for a '91 unit anyway
So I'm pretty much still at Square 1 here, which is a shame because this looks like a really nice unit otherwise...