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how can i find my unlock code for my vw factory radio i lost

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how can i find my unlock code for my vw factory radio i lost the card thanks
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
We can get your radio unlock code, but you will need to pull the radio out and get the serial number on the radio. You will need to get a set of unlock tools to pull the radio out. On the side of the radio is a 14 digit serial number that starts with VWZ if you can get this serial number I can get you the unlock code.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no problem i have the radio out of the dashbord already but i have the car 10 minutes away from me i'm gonna go get that serial number later like in an hour thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
how can i contact you when i;'m ready with the serial ? thanks i guess here right?
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.

Just post the serial number right here on this question and I will get it for you. At times when we are away it will hold in my que and I will get it as soon as I log in.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
hi , the serial number is XXXXX would you be able to im me the instruction how to program it too ? thanks
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.

Radio Data
Radio Data Serial number: VWZ9Z7W2041062
PIN: 1972

Your pin is your code, 1972.

 

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Experience: VW Master Technician Certified for 9 years, ASE Master Technician Certified
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
hi , so can you tell me how to program it? or just enter the code thanks
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
You will see the radio in safe mode it will have 1000. Enter the code I gave you by pressing the first button number one preset button for the first digit, then the second button for the following number, and so on. Once you have the four digits entered the press the left seek button hold it for two seconds. That should unlock your radio. Now if the radio had safe with a small number 2 on it, the radio is locked and to unlock you must leave the radio on along with the car on for at least one hour. Once it goes to the 1000 then you can enter the code
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
thanks very much i'm gonna do that tomorrow i have other codes to show you because my check engine light is on, by the way my brother's name is XXXXX XXXXX ,do you speak spanish by any chance?
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
Not a problem let me know what else you need. And yes I do speak spanish.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
que bien es mejor esplicar mi problema en espanol , tengo un 99 vw beetle 2.0 que se me esta apagando a veces y tengo que acelerar para prenderlo y para que se quede prendido si no se apaga ya le hize el tune up y cambie el ignition coil anyway me salen estos codigos po300,po302,po303,po304,po411,y po172 me dicen que puede ser el speed sensor o el temperature sensor que tu crees? oh reciviste mi pago por paypal?
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.

Change the Mass Air Flow Meter. Remove the Phillips not the torx.

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Also on the rearof the engine for the Fault P0411 There is a combi valve see picture below, replace the vacuum line to this valve.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
can i buy this parts at a regular auto parts or i have to go to the dealer? thanks
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
Sorry I speak spanish and can read slowly, but have a hard time writing in spanish. The MAF I suggest you purchase at the dealer. I have seen to many issues with aftermarket MAFs causing problems. Make sure you take the VIN number or the old part with you so that they give you the correct one.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
the maf goes on the engine right? how much would it cost at the dealer any idea? but you understood what i wrote in spanish right?
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.

Yes I understand what you wrote in spanish, the MAF is around $150 to $200 depending on which part number it is. The vacuum line is around $10.00.

 

The MAF is bolted to the air cleaner box, see picture above.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
got ya, did you receive my paypal payment? thanks for your time i really apreciate it
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.

You have to click accept for us to get paid, you first post it as a deposit, but then when you click accept we get our part.

 

Thank you

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
oops sorry i did not know that first time here
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
another question i have a 98 vw beetle 2.0 automatic when i put the car in gear it takes like 15 seconds to feel its in gear so is the reverse should i change the tranny oil or bring it to ther dealer for a service? thanks
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
Ok I might get in trouble if I keep going on with one post. Each question really should be separate from the intial post. For the last question please just start a new post under that question. Thank you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
guess what i changed the mass air flow meter and is still the same any ideas? thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
guess what i change the mass air flow meter and still the same any ideas some people say is the computer.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
guess what i change the mass air flow meter and still the same i already spent 300 dollars any ideas some people say is the computer.
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
Any additional fault codes? Not likely compluter, in all of my years working with VWs I never had to replace one other then when someone jumped started the car backwards. ECM are very good and know known to have problems. There are really only a couple of items that can cause this, throttle body is one that comes to mind, but I really would like to see codes. if any
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
only the cylinder3 and 4 misfire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
and yea they mention the throttle body but i think is way to expensive and what if is not that the problem
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
Misfires can be caused by a dirty or faulty throttle body. I would like to know the exact P codes related to the throttle body. That would be very helpful. There is a throttle adaptation that can be done with a VW type scanner. If the system lost adaption values you will get issues related to the throttle body. This will cause issues with fuel trim
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i'm sorry i'm just so confuse now i don't know what to do if i have another beetle with the same engine even if its automatic ,can i try to swap the throttle body to see if it does any improve do i have to disconect batteries this is the last question thanks
Expert:  David replied 5 years ago.
Anytime you replace or change the throttle body the ECM needs to be recalibrated it is called a throttle adapation. You will need a VW Type scanner to be able to program this. There is a company called Ross Tech that makes a program for a laptop that does the same thing as the factory scanner. You might want to see if you can find someone that has one so that you can do the adapation

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