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There was a request in the tagbox for help in unlocking their radio, I found this post on another forum and thought it might help them and all of us just in case.

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Originally Posted by clarkje
2000 Chevy S10 pickup, battery died, replaced, radio now locked out due to theft deterrent system. Dealer wants $30 to unlock it; probably a 5 minute job. Does one have self service cheaper options to get the code and instructions to unlock the radio?

Try this, it worked for my 1998 Sunfire and a 1975 Monte Carlo.
Press & hold the 2 & 3 buttons @ the same time for about 10 seconds; a 2 or 3 digit code will appear, write this # down,press & hold the am/fm button for about 10 seconds: another code will appear, write this # down, then call 1-800-537-5140 and enter 202108 followed by the # key, then enter the #'s that you wrote down from your radio followed by the * key. The call will give you a 3 or 4 digit override code. Write this code # down so you have it if you ever need it again. Enter this # into your radio following the instructions in your owners manual. If you get an override code that starts with 0, you drop the 0 when entering the code into your radio.
If you don't have an owners manual, try this, press & hold the hour button until the first 2 digits of your code come up, then press & hold the minute button until the last 2 digits show. Then press the am/fm button. This should reset your stereo. It did mine.
Hope you find this helpful.
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Where do they come up with idea of how these things should be set up. It's almost as difficult as programming your remote.

Thanks for the info.
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