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Audi A6 Radio Unlock Code

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I need an unlock code for my radio. It is an Audi A6 2000. It is on safe mode and I have the vin # ***** ***** and symphony radio serial # ***** ***** please help.....

Welcome to JustAnswer.com. I am here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. I can take care of this for you. Do me a favor And just double checked the serial number on the radio . One of the digits must be off. I will try a couple possible combinations and I will have the code for you in about an hour.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Is there supposed to be a certain amount of digits?

You have the correct amount. It just did not go into my system. If you could just double check and read the number of the radio.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Okay, thank you. I'll get right back to you probably in about one hour.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

If you don't mind my asking, you are going to find me an unlock code and give me instructions on how to fix this problem. Right buddy?

Yes.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Okay sounds great.. I'll check back in about an hour or so. Thanks in advance for your time and effort!Cool

I don't have the code yet but here's the procedure that you can use

Audi Concert Radio



Entering Anti-theft Code

The following is the procedure to re-activate the radio if the display shows "SAFE". It is important that the procedure be followed in the correct order.

  1. Turn on radio. The radio display shows "SAFE".
  2. Press the FM2 and RDS buttons simultaneously and hold until "1000" shows on the display. Release the buttons. Do NOT press these buttons again, otherwise the radio will consider "1000" to be the code.
  3. Use Preset buttons 1 ... 4 to enter the four-digit code number from your radio card. Preset button 1 corresponds to the first digit, Preset button 2 corresponds to the second digit, etc. Each press of the button increments the number by 1.
  4. Once the code shown on the display is correct, press the FM2 and RDS buttons simultaneously and hold until the word "SAFE" appears in the display, then release the buttons.
  5. The radio should unlock and be usable shortly afterwards.
  6. If an incorrect code is entered, the word "SAFE" appears, first flashing and then continuously. You can repeat the above steps to unlock the radio once more, the number of attempts will be shown in the display. If an incorrect code is entered again, you radio will be locked for about one hour. After one hour - the radio must stay on and the key must remain in the ignition lock - if the display goes out, the you can repeat the above procedure to unlock again. The cycle - two attempts, one hour lock-up - still applies.
  7. If you lose your radio code, contact your Audi dealer.

Note: Some European market Concert radios have a TP button instead of the FM2 button, so the description above with those units would require pressing the TP and the RDS buttons simultaneously.











Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Yeah I was able to find this as well. Still no luck with the code?

The code for it is 1488
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Okay. I am sorry for the delay on my part. I am going to try it now. I hope you are still there. I have two kid a husband and a friend to pick up each day...

Yes. Just reply here.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Well, I don't know what I am doing wrong. But my fingers hurt from pressing the FM 2 and the RSS button and nothing happens.

Most likely you have an internal problem with the radio itself. Just double check that the radio you have is the same one that I sent you the reset instructions for?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Mine is a Boss Symphony Radio.

Entering Anti-Theft Code

Audi Symphony Radio



Entering Anti-theft Code

The following is the procedure to re-activate the radio if the display shows "SAFE". It is important that the procedure be followed in the correct order.

  1. Turn on radio. The radio display shows "SAFE".
  2. Press the P.Scan and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold until "1000" shows on the display. Release the buttons. Do NOT press these buttons again, otherwise the radio will consider "1000" to be the code.
  3. Use Preset buttons 1 ... 4 to enter the four-digit code number from your radio card. Preset button 1 corresponds to the first digit, Preset button 2 corresponds to the second digit, etc. Each press of the button increments the number by 1.
  4. Once the code shown on the display is correct, press the P.Scan and RBDS buttons simultaneously and hold until the word "SAFE" appears in the display, then release the buttons.
  5. The radio should unlock and be usable shortly afterwards.
  6. If an incorrect code is entered, the word "SAFE" appears, first flashing and then continuously. You can repeat the above steps to unlock the radio once more, the number of attempts will be shown in the display. If an incorrect code is entered again, you radio will be locked for about one hour. After one hour - the radio must stay on and the key must remain in the ignition lock - if the display goes out, the you can repeat the above procedure to unlock again. The cycle - two attempts, one hour lock-up - still applies.
  7. If you lose your radio code, contact your Audi dealer.






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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

OMG!!!!! Your a Genius....that worked! I'm so ready to pay you! I thank you so so much I was so stressed out with this whole situation. I know someone else who is going through the same thing.... How can I get back in touch with you if I wanted to recommend you to her.

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