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I have a saab 97x I changed the bcm and lost the radio anti

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I have a saab 97x I changed the bcm and lost the radio anti theft locked
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

was the BCM New or Used?
what did you use to Program

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no its a used bcm
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

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sorry for the delay............
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Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”
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no its a used bcm

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Whenever the BCM is replaced, New or Used, it has to be Programmed to the Vehicle so it can "communicate" with the different Modules that operate a number of Components, including the Radio.
Use of Dealer Scan Tool or equal is needed to Program.
IF Programming is not done, the BCM cannot communicate with any Modules
Apprx 1 hour labor

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all off the other modules are wrking except the radio withanti theft
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

sorry.............IF this is Factory Radio:....as posted above;

Whenever the BCM is replaced, New or Used, it has to be Programmed to the Vehicle so it can "communicate" with the different Modules that operate a number of Components, including the Radio.

IF Programming is not done, the BCM cannot communicate with any Modules

The Radio "must learn " the VIN

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Here is Service Manual procedures

Radio Theft Procedure

Complete the following procedure, using a scan tool, in order to properly set up communication:

1.At the Main Menu screen, select: Diagnostics.
2.At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following options:
•Model Year
•LD Trk, MPV, Incomplete
3.At the System Selection Menu screen, select: Body
4.At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following:
•Appropriate model
•Appropriate Air Conditioning
•Navigation Radio
5.At the Body Screen, select: Navigation Radio.
6.At the Radio screen, select: Special Functions.
7.At the Special Functions screen, select: VIN Relearn.
8.At the VIN Relearn screen, the scan tool will display "Do you want to clear radio theft information?"
9.To begin clearing, press the soft touch key on the top right of the scan tool. The scan tool will display "Clearing Radio Theft in Progress."
10.Press EXIT on the scan tool and cycle the ignition.

Important: The radio theft will learn the VIN. Without learning the VIN, the radio will display a locked message (LOC or LOCKED).