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Old 08-01-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
mrteachu2nyte50
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Re-setting The Radio

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?

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Old 08-01-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
Joe Blizzard
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Re: Re-setting The Radio

"mrteachu2nyte50" 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.


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Old 08-01-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
Randy G.
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"Joe Blizzard" <replies@newsgroup.only.please> wrote:

>"mrteachu2nyte50" 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!
;-)

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\__/olvos
'90 240 Estate - '93 960 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 22:13:16 -0700, Randy G. <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote:
> "Joe Blizzard" <replies@newsgroup.only.please> wrote:
>
>>"mrteachu2nyte50" 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
the information.

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
me...

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.

-TC
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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mrteachu2nyte50 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?
>

My dealer gave me the code, and directions for inputting it. No charge, and over the phone
after I identified myself.
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Old 08-02-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Tim C <cannedmeat@crone.us> wrote:

>
>Oh, and if you're stealing radios from '92 940s, drop me a note, my
>tape deck is shot.
>
>-TC


Tim,

When we got the 960 the tape deck was toasted. I bought a cheap one on
eBay and just switched the tape unit over- it was really quite easy. I
think I paid about $20-25 for the entire radio unit.

FWIW..


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Old 08-03-2005, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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I went to the dealership with my registration and they couldn't find my
VIN in their system so i'm going to have to go back and pay $40 for the
Tech to remove the radio and re-set it. I swear, I didn't steal it and
in fact, I bought it new in 1992.

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Old 08-03-2005, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
mrteachu2nyte50
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Tried that but had to go to the dealer. They couldn't locate my VIN in
their system so the radio will have to be pulled out and re-set by a
technician for $40.

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Old 08-03-2005, 17:01   #9 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Are you sure you gave them the correct VIN (all 17 digits)?

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"mrteachu2nyte50" <jbelger@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Tried that but had to go to the dealer. They couldn't locate my VIN in
> their system so the radio will have to be pulled out and re-set by a
> technician for $40.
>



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Old 08-03-2005, 18:01   #10 (permalink)
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On 1 Aug 2005 14:55:31 -0700, "mrteachu2nyte50" <jbelger@verizon.net>
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?



Hello:

I've read all the responses so far on this thread. The dealer here in
Upstate NY will give the code over the phone if one provides the VIN
number.

After all, who these days is going to steal a radio with no CD from a
ten yr old Volvo? Even most crackheads are more discriminating than
that.

Anyway, I'd removed the battery from my 93 240 wagon and called the
dealer. They gave me the 4 digit code and it didn't work.

Called them back and they said "better pull the radio and give us the
serial number..then we can definitely make sure you have the right
code, as it seems likely the radio may have been replaced under
warranty at some point if the original code we gave you didn't work.)

I pulled the radio (2 minute job) and discovered.......

A factory reconditioned radio that had indeed been replaced while the
vehicle was under warranty. All of that was noted on a tag affixed to
the back of the unit, and fortunately the tech had noted the code.
Problem solved.

Regards,

Doc
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