Last post on Jul 29, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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Apr 22, 2007 (5:26 am)
So my radio turns on fine. My CD changer thingy in the back...I have no idea y its there. its not used. the remote i have for it doesnt even turn on. all is dandy though cuz i have a nice little radio up front that give me all the music I need. Only problem....once the volume goes 20 or over...it shuts off and turns back on. Why? how do i fix it?
#26 of 34 Re: Radio Code [shell4me]
Nov 26, 2007 (4:58 pm)
If you're the original owner, there was a card inside the cover of the owner's manual when you bought the car. I bought used, and this card no longer existed. Didn't have a problem until the dealer disconnected my battery, and they gave me a hard time until I pitched a fit to get them to look it up (I shouldn't have had to ask). If you get regular service by a nice dealer, they may help you out. Otherwise, you may have to write to VW USA HQ with VIN and proof of title.
btw, after you enter the code (using the first four preset buttons), press and HOLD the Forward Seek button a few seconds until the system comes on.
#27 of 34 Re: Help... Cabrio needs tunes.. [bcoss]
Nov 26, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Did you ever get this to work? After you enter the code, press and HOLD the Forward Seek button a few seconds and the system should come back on. Good luck.
#28 of 34 Re: CD Changer Prewiring [auntjudy]
Jan 19, 2008 (9:03 am)
Hi, I have exactly the same problem. Bought a VW changer and thought since the dash was set up w/ controls that the wiring harness would just be there. Have you had any luck w/ replies on "how to find?"...Looks like the shelf on the left side of trunk is the right place to mount.
#29 of 34 Re: CD Changer Prewiring [superdave98]
Jan 19, 2008 (9:05 am)
Did you ever find the connection plug for your changer? Would appreciate knowing where if you did - my new changer resides in a box in the garage until....
#30 of 34 Radio In "SAFE" mode??
Dec 14, 2008 (2:57 pm)
hope someone can help... The other day the radio on my 1999 Cabrio Stopped working. In looking at it and working on it today, I got it to come on, but only in "SAFE" Mode?
CAn any tell me how to reset it?
#31 of 34 Re: Radio In "SAFE" mode?? [bebeard]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Dec 16, 2008 (12:37 am)
If you have the manual, you can usually find the code on a card in the sound system section of the manual. Instructions for entering the code itself are here.
#32 of 34 Re: Radio In "SAFE" mode?? [claires]
Dec 16, 2008 (2:22 pm)
I found the code and instructions...
works fine now
#33 of 34 Re: Radio In "SAFE" mode?? [bebeard]
Dec 28, 2008 (4:22 pm)
Hi, the bozos at Mineke managed to put my sterio into safe mode when replacing the starter. The only thing is that my Cabrio did not come with a book so I do not have access to the code. Is there any place on the car where I can find the code to unlock my radio?
#34 of 34 Re: Radio In "SAFE" mode?? [claires]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:20 pm)
thanks for the tip! now maybe i can play some tunes.