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Posted: 12/07/19 06:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reaching out on what I admit is a long shot. My 1996 Suburban transmission went out last year and I finally bought a 2001 Suburban as a replacement. The problem is when I swapped the dead battery, the radio locked out and now displays LOC on the display.

In researching I found out how to pull the identification codes out of the unit and phone number to unlock the unit. So I pulled the codes and of course the 800 is now disconnected. I contacted GM support, but they could only tell me to take it to a dealer to get the unit unlocked.

So I'm reaching out on here to see if maybe there is a GM tech or service writer willing to get me an unlock code out of their system if I provide the six digits the radio gave me. If so could you please PM me and I'll provide the information? If not I might just have to buy an aftermarket head unit as even a half hour labor at today's rates is way more than this stock radio is worth.

Oh if somebody has another idea that might work I'm willing to try it as well.
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Posted: 12/07/19 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Discuss a national security issue, unlocking a vehicle’s radio, on Camping World’s forum? I don’t think so!


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Posted: 12/07/19 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is this video helpful? I know you already got the codes and tried to call, but thought maybe the 800 number in the video was different. Good luck.

https://youtu.be/apJXIxFpfcc


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Happens to Honda’s too and all it has required is a call to the service department.


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I'm confused by your OP - is the radio not with the original vehicle? If it is, often times the codes are just printed somewhere in the vehicle. I guess the idea is the thief won't take the time or know where to look when he's stealing the stereo. On my Honda Odyssey the code is on the side of the glove box and can be seen when it's open.

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Posted: 12/08/19 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call a dealer, any dealer. Parts guy should be able to look it up for no charge. Worst that can happen is they won’t do it, in which case, call another dealer.





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My Honda Ridgeline locks me out if I disconnect or replace the battery.
4-digit code is on sticker in glove compartment. No problem to bring
up format to enter it to unlock radio.

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The dealer should not charge you for this information. Give them a call.


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I'm glad they stopped doing that.
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Factory radios are terrible anyway. You could replace it with an aftermarket unit that would have Bluetooth calling, a couple USB inputs, an AUX input for an Ipod, better sound quality, and all kinds of other good stuff for about $150.
I pretty much replace the factory unit in every vehicle I drive as soon as I get it.

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