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Curtis, Australia Car Mechanic
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Qualified Automotive Mechanic, LPG & Airconditioning Diagnostic Technician.
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Have the code and entered many times will not come up with

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have the code and entered many times will not come up with the word code but stays on the word safe 3 all the time regards sally
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Sally,

The car must have had a radio change sometime in it's life.

The PIN is now incorrect.

For each incorrect entry, the SAFE decreases by one.

SAFE 3 means you now have 3 attempts left.

Best for you to take to Holden to have the radio serial number faxed to away, possibly to Germany for the correct code.

Do not keep entering the wrong code.

Once the correct code ie retrieved, the key needs to stay on for a while, about 6 hours in your case, until the word CODE appears in the screen.

Sorry I can't help you any further for now.

Hope this helps.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok I just wasted my money you did not tell me anything I already knew this happened last year and did exactly instructions, we disconnect battery while away during the winter. sally
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Sally,

If this has happened before, then you must have already known you have the wrong code.

If you get to SAFE 0 then the radio will be locked.

Have you checked with Holden for their current records of your PIN code?