On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 22:13:16 -0700, Randy G. <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote:
> "Joe Blizzard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> I have a 1992 Volvo 940. I had a starter replaced and now I need to
>>> re-start my radio. Unfortunately, I have no idea where the little card
>>> is with the code on it. Is there any way to be able to re-start the
>>> radio without having to go to the dealer and fatten their pockets?
>>I called my local dealer about the radio in my V40 and they gave me the
>>magic numbers free of charge over the phone. Worth a try, I should think.
>>Have your VIN number ready.
> Gee.. that's nice to know. At least now I know that next time I steal
> a radio I need to copy the VIN# from the car before making my getaway!
I've had to do this twice (don't ask
. Incidentally, Volvo of Cary's
(North Carolina) parts department is great!
The first time I went to the dealer with my registration card. They
took the number and printed out the key and the radio code. I guess
they figure if you're willing to walk into the store you probably
didn't steal the car. In any case, they shouldn't charge you for
Then I called a few days later, since I'd lost the paper, and they
told me they normally wouldn't do this but since the guy remembered
Moral of the story: you could probably get the key code over the
phone if you have the VIN and good "social engineering" skills. but if
you already have the VIN you could probably come up with a faster
way to steal the car.
Oh, and if you're stealing radios from '92 940s, drop me a note, my
tape deck is shot.
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