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Old 10-02-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
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I replaced the battery in my 1998 LeSabre, and the stereo is now locked. I have no idea what the unlock code is. I got the car from my father-in-law (80 yrs. old) - he has no idea.

Please help - the silence is killing me!

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You may try looking through the documentation of the vehicle to see if it'* there. Otherwise, some radios spit out a code that can be used to get the real code for cheap on some websites (from what I saw at least), or I think the dealer should be able to set it straight also.
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Press and hold presets 2 and 3 for 6 seconds and record the 3 digit number.
Press the am-fm button and record the second set 3 digit number.

Post your numbers here and I will try to give you the unlock code.
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Why not give him the 800 number also? Like its a big secret anyway.
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Why not give him the 800 number also? Like its a big secret anyway.
I didn't know that was out there until I went looking for it. Interesting...
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It requires my dealer code and I wont give that out.
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Please. Stealer code really....

Google can be awesome these days...

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How to Unlock a Chevy Radio

Step 1: Start the vehicle and turn on the radio.

Step 2: Press and hold preset numbers 2 and 3 until a three digit code appears on the radio display. Write this code down.

Step 3: Press the AM/FM button. Your radio will display a second three digit code. Write the second code down. You will now have a six digit code.

Step 4: Call the Chevy Radio Code phone line at 1-800-537-5140.

Step 4: Enter 106010 followed by the # key to direct you to the radio code retrieval system.

Step 5: Enter the six digit code you retrieved in steps 2 and 3 followed by the * key. They must be in order. You will be given a four digit radio code. Write down the radio code.

Step 6: Start your vehicle and turn on the radio. Using the Minute and Hour buttons, enter in the four digit radio code to your stereo system. Press the AM/FM button to unlock your stereo.

How to Unlock a GM Radio

Step 1: Start the vehicle and turn on the radio. The radio will display “LOC” indicating the Theftlock system is activated.

Step 2: Press and hold preset buttons 1 and 4 for ten seconds. (If you don’t have a fourth preset button, press and hold presets 2 and 3.) The radio will display a three digit number. Write this number down.

Step 3: Press the AM/FM button. Your radio will display a second three digit code. Write the second code down. You will now have a six digit code.

Step 4: Contact your local GM Dealer and give them the six digit code. They will give you a four digit radio code.

Many dealers will give you your radio code for free, while others may charge a small fee. If your dealer is charging a larger fee, consider calling another dealer or doing a Google search for sites offering GMC Radio codes. They usually charge a small (around $10) fee.

Step 5: Start your vehicle and turn on the radio. Press the Hour button on the radio until the first two number of the code appear. Next, press the Minute button until the last two numbers of the code are displayed. Once all four digits appear, press the AM/FM button to unlock your stereo. The display will read “SEC” indicating you have successfully unlocked your radio and it is fully operational.

If radio display reads “INOP” while the vehicle is on, too many incorrect radio codes have been entered. To remove “INOP” from your display and unlock your radio, you must leave the key in the On position for one hour. Once you’ve retrieved your radio unlock code, write it down for future use. Your radio code will not change and having it handy will save from going from the radio code retrieval process again.
How to Unlock Your Locked GM Theftlock Radio: 11 Steps

Oh and looky here... our very own write up...

https://www.gmforum.com/trouble-shoo...ftlock-285219/
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Thanks guys, I'll give it a try.

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That fines, but it still involves him calling a dealer and they have a code that'* required. The way yall talk about stealerships , they would require a fee and who wouldn't. Just trying to help.
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Thanks to everyone - I got it unlocked. There were a number of dealer codes listed on various sites, but most were not valid. I did find one that worked. Chevy82 - thanks for offering to help.

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