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Volvo: OFF. Will not let me put in the code

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My volvo radio says OFF. Will not let me put in the code. What should I do.

Hi teejay, you are now in a wait period before you can reenter the code. Here's what the Volvo manual says regarding the incorrect code. Let me know how you make out.




If an incorrect code has been entered "rPt" or " EEEE" is displayed. Enter the correct code. After three unsuccessful coding attempts the set will lock and remain locked for two hours . "OFF" is displayed.

After two hours have elapsed, re-enter the correct code.

During the two hours waiting period:

  • the battery must be connected.
  • the ignition key must be turned to position I
  • The unit must be turned on

Make sure the headlights are turned off to help prevent battery drain. Enter the code again once this time has elapsed.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hi Marty---
I have done what you said and am now waiting for 2 hours. Hope it works. I miss my radio. Will let you know if it works. Thanks.
Ok teejay, I'll wait to hear from you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hi Marty---
Did Exactly what you said and I now have a functioning radio. I really appreciate the help. Teejay