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    Default How can i unlock the radio?

    My girlfriend has a 2000 Chevy Tahoe and the radio is locked. She can't afford to bring it in and have it reset by the dealer so i was hoping i could help her out by finding it online .

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    What do you mean, this is the OEM factory radio or she got one from someone else and wants to install it?
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    Try these guys, I've heard they will send an unlock code for next to nothing.

    http://corvetteradios.com/corvetteradios_009.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyLover View Post
    What do you mean, this is the OEM factory radio or she got one from someone else and wants to install it?
    I believe its a factory stereo. I think she changed the battery or had some work done on it and it locked the stereo from any kind of usage.

    I used to drive a Saturn and it did the same thing... always had to take it to the dealer to get them to unlock it. Major pain in the @ss.

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    just like someones signature says, "Technology is great, when it works" and yea your victims of theft lock. Depending on which factory radio, some need to be flashed, while some just need codes, so you may need to go to the dealer.

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    a dealer can unlock it. i took out my cd player out my 06 and gave it to my dad. he put it in his 07 that had a casset player and the chevy dealer unlocked it for him.
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    For the 99-2002 trucks theres a number you can call and it gives you a unlock code. Ill see if I can find it.
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    Here are the instructions for unlocking a Theftlock radio.
    01. Turn the ignition ON (The radio displays LOC)
    02. Hold down the Radio Presets 2 and 3 buttons for six seconds
    03. The radio display changes from LOC to a three-digit number. Write
    this number down. Don't take forever, fifteen seconds max before the
    next step.
    04. Press the AM/FM button
    05. The radio display changes to another three-digit number. Write
    this number to the right of the first one.
    06. You now have a six-digit number, the first three digits are from
    STEP 03 and the last three digits are from STEP 05
    07. Call 1-800-537-5148
    08. Press 1 then # (pound). You'll hear "Invalid code, try again"
    09. Press 139010 then # (pound) You will be asked to enter your four
    or six digit code followed by a * (star)
    10. Enter the number from STEP 6 then 8 * (star)
    11. Listen to the four-digit number and write it down. It will be
    repeated twice.
    12. Turn the ignition ON (the radio displays LOC)
    13. Use the MN and HR buttons to enter the code from STEP 11
    14. Press the AM/FM button. The radio display changes to SEC and your
    radio is now unlocked and usable.
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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