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1997 vw jetta trek: the side of the stereo but need the code.please

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I need the "safe" code for my stock stereo in a 1997 vw jetta trek.
I have my serial number from the side of the stereo but need the code.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 6 years ago.
Can i please have your serial # XXXXX vin # XXXXX i will provide you the code thanks!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

vwz9z7v3711397 is the serial number


3vwwb81hxvm104245 is the VIN #

Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 6 years ago.
Ok give me a couple minutes and i wil provide radio code
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thanks buddy - Ill be rocknrolling soon hooray
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 6 years ago.
Radio code is


I hope this helps Please dont forget to click accept for my answer and advice given to you today thanks!

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

can you give me a brief run through on the process?

using the keypad #'s enter the code do i hit anything first or after?


Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 6 years ago.

  • Using preset station buttons -1- through -4-, enter code number attached to radio card. Press preset button -1- to enter first digit in code number, preset button -2- for second digit and so on.
  • Once entire code is entered, push (left or right) rocker button toward right and hold until anti-theft coding is activated. A short "beep" denotes activation.
If code number has been entered into the radio correctly, the diode on front of the radio must blink when the key is removed from the ignition. If the diode blinks, the radio is operational and the anti-theft coding is activated.
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