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Old 03-28-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
acaptain30
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Sunfire Radio Unlock Code..Help..

I have recently purchased a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire. This vehicle has the radio/cd player with a theft deterrent pass code. While working on the cooling fan I disconnected the battery. Then realized the radio locked and I don't know the pass code to unlock... Can anyone help with advice to retreieve the pass code or unlock this radio/cd player...

Thanks...
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:29 AM   #2
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I have recently purchased a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire. This vehicle has the radio/cd player with a theft deterrent pass code. While working on the cooling fan I disconnected the battery. Then realized the radio locked and I don't know the pass code to unlock... Can anyone help with advice to retreieve the pass code or unlock this radio/cd player...

Thanks...

i think u need to get that from the dealer
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:59 AM   #3
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Answer my own question....



Pasted from another forum.... several years old but it worked..tonight.. I have music again..

Acaptain30

Hey‚ for all of you who have bought your Grand Prix or other Pontiac
used from a dealer or individual‚ and have had to change a battery or
alternator or both‚ you've probably run into the problem of having
your
Delco Theftlock Radio displaying a LOC code on the display· The only
problem is‚ you might not be the original owner of the car‚ and the
person who owned it before may have not given the dealer their unlock
code‚ or might have forgotten it…so here is the skinny on unlocking
it· If you already know how‚ then that's great‚ but if you know of
someone who's having this problem‚ share the info with them· Stop
letting the GM dealers charge you $50–$60 or more to do this procedure
that a five year old could do in less than five minutes!!!!! Here you
go:

1· Press and hold presets 2 and 3 for about 5 to 10 seconds until you
get 3 digits on your display· This is the first 3 of 6 digits you will
need‚ so write 'em down·

2· After doing step one and writing down the code‚ immediately press
the
AM/FM button to get the last 3 of the 6 numbers you'll need‚ and write
'em down· (if you wait too long between steps 1 and 2 and the LOC code
displays again‚ just start over)·

3· Call this number‚ it's a prerecorded message‚ so don't worry about
having to talk to anyone…1–800–537–5140· The voice will ask if you're
calling for Chevy‚ Pontiac‚ Cadillac‚ etc… Wait until the end and enter 206010 and hit the * key.. This is for Pontiac only.. I imagine the first digit "2" could be interchanged for the division number given in the recording.
He'll then ask you for the 6 digit code that you've written down· Enter that and press the * key· He will then give you a code‚ and the option to get additional codes. I assume that would be for additional vehicles.. The code given is your unlock code.. write down and guard it.

4· Follow the normal procedure in your owners manual for unlocking the
radio with your new code…press the hour set button on your radio
until
you get the first two numbers of the code‚ then press the minute set
button until you've entered the last two numbers· Immediately press
the
AM/FM button once the correct code is entered and the code SEC or
"secured” will be displayed on the display screen· Now‚ just turn the
radio on‚ and your ready to roll·

There is an additional step you can take to remove all codes from the
radio and start from scratch by entering your own personalized 4 digit
code so that it won't get you in a pickle again! Just repeat step 4
and
you should get a display screen that reads –––· This means the code is
out‚ and you can now program your own code· Of course‚ once you
receive
the 4 digit code from the GM recorded message‚ just keep it in a safe
place‚ because you can use that same code again and again should you
have any more problems with it in the future· Good luck‚ and yes‚ it
does work·
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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can someone who has tried this method help me? because i did what it says and the screen just keeps sayin "LOC" and i know in order to get the first three digits it cannot say "LOC" so can someone help me? thanks inadvance
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