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Derek Werner, Saturn Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Level Specialist
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2008 saturn vue 3.6l radio states locked. any suggestions,

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2008 saturn vue 3.6l radio states locked. any suggestions
JA: Have you checked the fuses?
Customer: fuses are good
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i guess the radio needs a code
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no, nothing i can think off.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Derek Werner replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using JustAnswer!

Did you replace the radio with a used one from another vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, replaced battery
Expert:  Derek Werner replied 1 year ago.

Wow this is strange, normally replacing the battery should have nothing to do with having the radio locked.

It is possible the radio lost its calibration numbers during the replacement.

Unfortunately there is not a easy way to unlock the radio yourself.

You will need to take the car to a shop that can reprogram Saturn vehicles. Most GM dealerships should be able to do this.

Once the radio is reprogrammed to the vehicle it will work normally.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

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Derek W

Expert:  Derek Werner replied 1 year ago.

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