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rl: Im having my 1998 acura rl worked on and the battery had

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I'm having my 1998 acura rl worked on and the battery had to be disconnected, will that lock my oem radio? And if so how can I unlock it? Thank you for your help


Thank you for using, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

One thing I always wish to try and do is let you know if something comes up and I am not able to reply back right away but this is sometimes something I cannot avoid. I will always try to reply back to you right away however please understand that I may be busy answering another customer back and thus it may sometimes take time to reply back to you. As soon as I return I will be sure to reply back to you as soon as I am able to.

It will only lock it if two things are met, the first is the radio must have a code set on it if not then nothing to worry about, if it does have the code set up then you also have to have complete loss of power, any shop working on the vehicle should have a keep alive plugged in to prevent that from happening.

Now in the event you are locked out and do not have the code on a factory oe radio your only option is to call the dealer if you do not know it or have it written in the manual. As only the dealer can provide that.

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