Need to unlock Monsoon radio in Sunfire - "LOCKED", not LOC

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Need to unlock Monsoon radio in Sunfire - "LOCKED", not LOC

Unread post by Bluesmessiah » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:17 pm

I'm happy to pay $10 to get the radio code, but the website says if the screen says LOC or INOP. I just put this used radio in and it reads "LOCKED". I've tried holding the 2 and 3 buttons, but nothing happens. Is there a way to get the codes for this without going to the dealer?

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Re: Need to unlock Monsoon radio in Sunfire - "LOCKED", not

Unread post by ProTech » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:34 pm

What year Sunfire do you have?
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Re: Need to unlock Monsoon radio in Sunfire - "LOCKED", not

Unread post by Bluesmessiah » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:38 pm

Sorry, thought I got that in. It's a 2001 Sunfire. The radio I am installing has a sticker saying it was made in 2000.

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Re: Need to unlock Monsoon radio in Sunfire - "LOCKED", not

Unread post by ProTech » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:49 pm

Ok, well bad news. If holding the buttons does not give you any numbers, you're not going to be able to unlock that type radio yourself. This one requires a scan tool to do the radio set up. That is the only way you'll get to go from 'Locked' to functional again. You'll have to visit a GM dealership and pay to have it done.

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Re: Need to unlock Monsoon radio in Sunfire - "LOCKED", not

Unread post by Bluesmessiah » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:27 pm

thanks for the update. Really do appreciate it (even though it's bad news!)

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