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To get the code I need you to get me 2 codes. To do this, you need to press and hold the 2 and 3 buttons together with the key on. Record the 2 codes, then press the AM/FM button and get the second code. Reply with these codes and I can get you the unlock code.
WHEN I PRESS 2& 3 FOR 10 SECONDS NOTHING HAPPENS
Is the radio out of a newer car?
There is no need to shout. If pressing the 2 and 3 does nothing, and the radio does not say INOP, then you have the radio from a newer sunfire that uses the Vin to unlock the radio.
Ok, your caps is on then.
The new style radio lock is one that requires programming to unlock. This is done with a scan tool and GM programming to unlock.
The "Theftlock" theft deterrent system is a feature on all base and uplevel radios. There is no need to program a security code into the radio as in past model years. The theft deterrent system now utilizes Class 2 serial data to determine if the radio is in the appropriate vehicle. Each time the radio receives the "run" power mode message, it compares the VIN information it has stored to the VIN information received from a module on the Class 2 serial data circuit responsible for transmitting that information. If a mis-match occurs, the radio display will indicate to the user the radio is locked. Once this takes place, a DTC will set, the radio will not respond to any button presses and become inoperative. The 2 scenarios able to cause this condition are:
The only way to unlock the radio is by using a scan tool. Always refer to the table in this section to diagnose the "Theftlock" DTC for further information.
I am sorry then, I will request a refund, but that will not change the fact that you need to pay a dealer or shop to try and unlock it. If you can get a radio from a 2000, I woudl be happy to get you the unlock code, but the 2001 does not worh that way.