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Old 26-02-2010, 19:47   #1
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Question Putting your radio in the freezer will bypass code???

I'm trying to find a code for my CDR 500 radio in my astra because it has said SAFE since the battery disconnected some time ago :-(

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if this is a stereo and u want to get past the theft code, this may sound nuts but it does work,, take the radio and freeze it in the freezer for two days,,, then let it warm up and install it,,, u wont need the code,,, strange but does work on two radios ive tried...
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...3114553AAAa3Qe

Not exactly sure how that could work, worth a go?? lol
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I'm trying to find a code for my CDR 500 radio in my astra because it has said SAFE since the battery disconnected some time ago :-(

And i found this...



http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...3114553AAAa3Qe

Not exactly sure how that could work, worth a go?? lol
it's a well- known legend, never tried it myself.

Take any cassettes out first, though!
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Works in about 1 in a 100 times on old stereo's and about 1 in 10000 times on anything from about the 90's onwards.
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Have you tried contacting MG-ROVER-CODES as he does more than just MGR stereo codes.
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Have you tried contacting MG-ROVER-CODES as he does more than just MGR stereo codes.
Sure will give him a go thanks!! :-) ebay has them at 3.99 ...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-RADIO...item439cf7d6a1

And also another ebay auction has software on a CD, although i'm unsure how software would work unless it is like a KEYGEN (code generator when you type in your radio details), or a code list?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Anyone have any experience of either option? Thanks :-)
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ooooh heres an interesting one, apparently Honda and Hyundai give out codes without charge!!! so...

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Just to be sure, Pull your radio out from the dashboard and write down the serial and model #'s that are on either the top or rear of the radio. Call the nearest Honda or Hyandai (you wrote 'hand', I don't know what that means ) and ask them to look up the code for you based on the 2 #'s you gave them. Write it down somewhere in the manual to be safe!
will try it in the morning lol
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don't forget an entire car radio on ebay may cost only £20, and (e.g. in the case of a European-made Grundig) may be a significantly-better piece of kit...
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don't forget an entire car radio on ebay may cost only £20, and (e.g. in the case of a European-made Grundig) may be a significantly-better piece of kit...
yeh wud be willing to fork out an extra £10-15 (on top of the code price) for a better 2nd hand radio, thanks for the idea! :-)))
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DO NOT PUT THE RADIO IN THE FREEZER!

This will definately ruin it! also it does not work, is it a Delco or VDO, we can do both............

Give us a call on 01379 669375 or visit our non Rover codes website............. www.instant-radio-code.co.uk

The guy on eBay (john) can not supply codes for your radio which is not a blaupunkt, it is a VDO or Delco, the way to tell is:

VDO - serial number GM0500 (1,2,3,4,5, then other numbers

DELCO - serial number GM0500 (S,T,U, V, W, X) or GM1500 (X,Y) then other numbers.


DO NOT BUY THE CD OF EBAY - they do not cover your radio and contain a trojan... use our website or call us



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