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How do I reset my stereo lock code on my Pontiac ...

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How do I reset my stereo lock code on my Pontiac Grand Am SE?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.
Customer

Is it locked now and you need to unlock it without a code or do you just wat to set a new code?

 

 

Shawn

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It is now locked and since I bought it used, I do not have the code. I would like to unlock it so that I may set a new code or disable it.
Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.

Here is what I had to do for my Trans Am. Yours should be the same.

 

GM DELCO THEFTLOCK RADIO UNLOCK CODE:
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... When you here him tell
you
to press "2" for Pontiac, press 206010 and hit the # XXXXX He'll 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
4
digit codes, but one should be sufficient.
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.

 

 

 

 

Shawn

Shawn, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 655
Experience: PA Certified Inspection emissions, ASE Brakes Suspension, Lead diagnostic Tech.20 years exp
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Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.

How did you make outCustomer

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The 206010 # XXXXX not work.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to LSx Tech Shawn's Post: The 206010# XXXXX not work.
Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.

Try 139010. Let me know for sure if this works. Newer models require a Tech 2 scan tool only to unlock the radio but I'm not sure if yours falls under that.

 

 

Shawn

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
That did it, thank you.
Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.

You are welcome.

Glad I could help.

 

 

 

Shawn

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