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1 26th February 12:43
dallasretro
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Default 2005 Silverado radio ílockedí


I bought a factory AM/FM/CD/Cassette radio off of EBay to replace my
factory AM/FM; Both are 2005 Silverado, and the swap-out was less than
10 minutes.

My problem now is the radio is ílockedí. I talked to the original
owner and he said he didnít get an íunlockí code when he bought his
truck. (I checked my paperwork and I didnít get one either, so I
guess GM doesnít furnish the code on a card in the glovebox like
Honda?)

I found instructions (for 2000 Pontiacs) for retrieving six digits out
of the radio that you use when you call a number to get the unlock
code, but it didnít work for my radio.

Can anyone help on this?
Thanks!

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2 26th February 12:43
dick york
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Default 2005 Silverado radio 'locked'


you may have to check the dealership for the numbers and the programming
instructions, or you may be able to google and get them.....If I am not
mistaken I saw them on this newsgroup awhile back

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3 26th February 12:43
john
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Try this :
http://www.radio-code.com/?source=adwords
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4 26th February 12:43
william r. walsh
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Hi!

Here's the unfortunate truth: These new radios (2003 and up, as far as I
know) are keyed to the VIN of the vehicle that they came from. I don't know
how this is done, but there is some way that the radio gets a copy of the
VIN from the vehicle. It would then be compared against the one stored in
the radio. If they don't match--you won't get anywhere with the new radio.
Even if you do get the radio working, you may be in for another
surprise...it may need further programming to work properly or at all with
your vehicle.

I am not so sure *all* of the "new" radios do this and I believe that there
may be a way to bypass it. (I say that because I have seen these radios
running and working in pictures that show it to be nowhere near the vehicle
it came out of. If anyone knows how this might be done, tell me and I'll
give you an e-mail address. I have the radio from my '03 S-10 and would like
to use it as a shop radio.)

There are some companies on the WWW that claim they can unlock some or all
GM radios. I don't know how trustworthy any of them would be. You can also
go to your dealer and explain what happened. Both methods will probably cost
money and dealers may be extremely reluctant to touch the radio. In the end
you may do better to install an aftermarket receiver. I did exactly that
with my 2003 S-10 (had a CD player and I wanted tapes) and have been very
happy ever since.

What are you going to do with the original AM/FM radio?

William The Guesser
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5 26th February 12:43
steve w.
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Sorry but there is NO code to unlock that radio. It has to be
reprogrammed to read some digits in the VIN number of the vehicle in
order to operate. Only a dealer can do it and your going to need proof
that it isn't stolen before they will do anything.


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6 26th February 12:44
steve w.
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Actually they will work out of the vehicle by using a test setup that
sends the power on signal through a pin on the data bus connector. Then
it is just wired up normally. Plans for one are probably online
someplace. They still won't work in a vehicle though without being
reprogrammed to the correct VIN.

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7 26th February 12:46
tudysmuck
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ebay radio ?

send it back to the seller and give him a bad ref for selling crap
that he knows that wont work !!!!!!!!!!! IT'S CALLED
FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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8 26th February 12:46
dallasretro
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Ouch, not what I wanted to hear! Guess Iíll just have to go to a
dealer and bite the bullet; Hopefully theyíll help me out.

If I get the AM/FM/CD/Cassette working, Iíll probably stick the AM/FM
on Ebay; Doubt thereís much demand for it, though.

Thanks,

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9 27th February 09:14
william r. walsh
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Hi!


Sorry for the bad news...but it's the truth. :-|


You *can* get the new "stock" radio to work. It's just likely to be time
consuming and expensive. In the time it takes I'll bet you could install two
or three aftermarket systems, maybe even with new speakers. (I chose to keep
the factory speakers. See http://greyghost.dyndns.org/2003s10/radio.htm if
you really care...)

I'd have an interest mainly to see what characters are present in that AM/FM
only radio's flourescent display. Perhaps if you've got it handy you could
shine a good strong light through the display window and tell me.

William
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10 27th February 09:14
eugene nine
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Its not just a code on the 03+
The radio now reads the vin from the BCM and if they don't match it locks.
The dealer who removed the radio the OP bought should have cleared the vin
so it would learn his when he plugged it in.
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