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#1 Biglittlebear

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:34 PM

Hi

I have an X reg Xantia petrol 1.8 16v.
Problem is I had to pull all the fuses to find a problem, and in doing so the radio is now asking for its code which I do have.
According to the original manual I enter code eg 1,2,3,4 and it will automatically accept it if its correct.......the numerical pad on my stereo(original) only goes to 6 but the code has a 9 in it.
I'm stumped.
Does anyone have a solution to this. :)
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#2 Johndouglas

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:08 AM

Don't know whether I remember this corectly but you could try it. Suppose your code is 8663, press the first button eight times, press the 2nd one six times, press the 3rd one six times and press the 4th one three times.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

Don't know whether I remember this corectly but you could try it. Suppose your code is 8663, press the first button eight times, press the 2nd one six times, press the 3rd one six times and press the 4th one three times.

Thanks for the reply, but having searched the web for an answer before discovering this site I have actually tried your suggested method.

Unfortunately it doesn't work.

I'm trully stuffed as the radio manual states 14 attempts then you brick the unit.
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#4 GreenBlood

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:01 AM

Don't know whether I remember this corectly but you could try it. Suppose your code is 8663, press the first button eight times, press the 2nd one six times, press the 3rd one six times and press the 4th one three times.


A couple of searches reveal this info, hope it helps...

<snip>To enter the number 0 the appropriate space should be "blank" (ie blank equals 0). Presumably you know that entering the code is not by pressing the 0 3 4 5 keys on your radio presets (as there isn't a 0 key), rather you press preset 1 and keep it down to change the first digit of the code (it should change from blank (0) all the way up to 9 and back to blank), then use no 2 preset radio button to do the same for the second digit of the code, no 3 preset for the third digit and no 4 preset for the fourth. </snip>

<snip>The radio/cassette unit fitted as standard
equipment by Citroen is equipped with a builtin
security code, to deter thieves. If the power
source to the unit is cut, the anti-theft system
will activate. Even if the power source is
immediately reconnected, the radio/cassette
unit will not function until the correct security
code has been entered. Therefore, if you do
not know the correct security code for the
radio/cassette unit do not disconnect either of
the battery terminals, or remove the
radio/cassette unit from the vehicle.
To enter the security code, first switch the unit
on; the display will show "Cod". The security
code can then be entered using buttons 1 to 4
on the unit; each button alters the corresponding
digit of the code. Note: There is no facility on the
radio display to show the number 0 for the first
digit of the security code. For the first digit, 0 is
indicated by a blank. Once the correct code is
displayed, press the "up" section of the four-way
tuning button to enter the code.
If an incorrect code is entered, the display
will show three dashes, after which the radio
will be locked for 10 seconds. On the first two
attempts, after 10 seconds the radio display
will show the "Cod" prompt again, and allow
you to enter the security code again. However,
if the correct security code is not entered on
the third attempt, the unit will be locked for 1
hour. To make any further attempts, the unit
must be switched on and left untouched for
approximately 1 hour before the display
shows the "Cod" prompt again, and allows
you to re-enter the security code. Note that
after twenty attempts, the unit will become
permanently locked.
If this happens, or if the security code is lost
or forgotten, seek the advice of your Citroen
dealer. On presentation of proof of ownership,
a Citroen dealer will be able to unlock the unit
and provide you with a new security code.</snip>

Edit: Also try here as once the code is entered it needs to be saved, different method for different headunits!!
http://www.radio-cod...n&Submit=Search

Cheers
Chris
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