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▷▷ 2021 ▷ How do I reset a locked radio on a 2002 Volvo S40?

3 julio, 2021

by Chyrene Pendleton

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Appearing in 2002 in dark blue and bamboo green, the Volvo S40 offers a few package options, including a power driver’s seat, power sunroof, leather upholstery, and an emergency trunk release. The 2002 Volvo S40 also provides you with a theft-proof system for your car radio to prevent unauthorized users from using it. Resetting your radio, when it locks up, will take just a few minutes of your time.

Entering the radio code

Step 1

Obtain the four-digit radio code that came with your 2002 Volvo S40 at the time of purchase. This radio code is on a card that looks like a credit card. When you turn on the radio, the radio display will show “Input CODE ****”.

Step 2

Contact your local Volvo dealer if you cannot find your four-digit anti-theft code for the radio. The dealer can find it in a database. You may need to drive to the dealer so they can cross-reference your radio serial number. Be sure to bring proof of ownership, such as your vehicle registration and your driver’s license. (See reference 2)

Step 3

Turn the “1-20 / Disc” knob on the radio to select the first digit of the four-digit code.

Press the knob to enter your selected number. Turn the knob and push in to select each of the remaining digits of the code.

Error entering the code

Step 1

Re-enter the correct radio code from the beginning if you enter a wrong code. An “Error” message will appear on the screen if you make a mistake. Your radio will lock out for two hours and display the message “Off” if you make three mistakes while trying to enter the code.

Step 2

Re-enter the code after two hours. The headlights should turn off and the ignition key should be turned to the first position, “I> L1” during the two hour standby.

Keep the four-digit radio code in a safe place. Do not keep the radio code inside your car.

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