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9 7 6 3
That is the Factory UNLOCK Code:
Turn ignition On. Press the radio power button. The display will show "- - - -". Enter the four digit code by using the and rocker buttons. The numbers will start at 0000 and will increase on the display each time the corresponding side of the rocker button is pushed.7.1 Press the down arrow side of rocker button to change left digit. 7.2 Press the op arrow side of rocker button to change second to left digit. 7.3 Press the down arrow side of rocker button to change third to left digit. 7.4 Press the up arrow side of rocker button to change last digit.
Press the AM/FM button after entering the four digit code. If the correct code has been entered, the radio will return to the SEC (armed) mode and normal operation will return. If the wrong code is entered, the display will show an error message and display "- - - -" indicating another attempt at the correct code can be made.
Am aware it is a Saturn Radio.If you gave me the correct Factory Code ( 9942 ) in the correct sequence, then 9 7 6 3 is the correct code. Please check the Factory Code first.If it is correct, then the radio may be in "Total Lockup" & you will need to leave the ignition switch in the ON or Run position for at least 1 hour, "undisturbed" (ignition or radio)
Be sure you battery is fully charged, or you leave the vehicle running.
If the Total Lockup Reset does not reset the radio, then Radio Repair will need to be done
Thanks for the added Info:<< " I hope this works because I paid a pretty penny for a factory radio for my wife's car.">>
Does your vehicle have the Amp for the "new" radio?
2003 Saturn ION had a Amplifier for the radio
His add is correct. It does fit the VUE & others, but there needs to be an AMP with it, if you are not replacing the ION factory unit.
He should have been able to supply you with the correct Code also
I would be interested in why he was selling, unless it is a business.If it is salvage, then they may not even know.I prefer Factory, but usually the original for the specific vehicle, because there are to many variables between other like Units, not to mention the DATA Type units.
I was refering to the Adapter Plug & Aftermarket Radio having the same color wires
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