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Old 11-06-2002, 11:19 PM
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Hi All: Well, last week we removed the transmission...(and disconnected the battery)...guess what? Your right...the radio needs to be recoded!

How do I do it??????????

HELP!!!!!!

Glenn

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Old 11-06-2002, 11:26 PM
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recode

My understanding is if you no longer have the radio code you can go to a dealer with your vin umber and they can provide you with the code. Have never done this but have heard from an aquantance who did.
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Old 11-07-2002, 12:02 AM
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Thanx...the problem is when you go to the dealer, they charge you $$$$ to "give you your own radio back" I have a serious problem with that!!!!!!

Glenn
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Old 11-07-2002, 10:59 AM
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My local dealer has never charged me for radio codes.
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Old 11-07-2002, 11:09 AM
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Great fo you! However, I have been quoted between $45.00 and $60.00 at dealers here (L.A. area). I'm offended, repulsed, and disgusted by that! Before I will pay a dealer to unscramlbe my radio, I will purchase and install a different one.

I did that with my wife's BMW. Additionally, I will never purchase another BMW or MB because of stuff like this!

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Glenn
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Old 11-07-2002, 11:46 AM
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Glenn would you like me to try setting up a phone contact to get your radio code from my local dealer?
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:26 AM
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I would be thrilled if that would/could solve my problem. However, I shared my situation on another post and received info. that makes it sound like your offer will not work. I will cut & paste the info. I just received.....

Glenn:
I am very familiar with the procedure, sorry if i am coming off as unethical or unwilling to help.
There is a special tool for doing the job. I wish I could tell you exactly what it does or how it works. Well, I'll tell you what I do know:
It's a small box with several flat spades on one end of it and has a red and green button on the side. I think MB made it difficult to obtain these to protect them from falling into the wrong hands, probably not a big an issue now as when the cars were new.
The faceplate will pull off the front of the radio chassis quite easily, radio can stay in the dash to unscramble it. There are electrical plug-ins on the faceplate where it engages into the radio chassis. The small box I mentioned plugs in to these connectors on the radio chassis where the faceplate plugs in. At that point there are instruction with the tool as far as which button to push to unscramble the radio, ie "push red button and hold, turn on ignition". Follow the instructions given, then the tool is removed, the faceplate is put back on, and the radio will operate.

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...Sounds like my situation is pretty bleak w/o that tool....

By the way, I contacted my local MB Dealer here in the So. Cal. area again (11-7-02) yesterday...The Service Rep. was sympathetic, but was powerless to do anything to help.

Glenn
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:32 AM
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Glenn,

I hate bleak situations .... I'll call and see what the local dealer wants for info etc.

I'll post back later today.

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Old 11-12-2002, 12:12 PM
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Hi All: First, thanx for all the help/suggestions/responses. The radio recode challange has been resolved! Fletcher Jones of Newport Beach recoded my radio yesterday! It took approximately 15 seconds with their tool. No charge; no hassle; just good, friendly customer service.

Glenn

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