How to reset radio from security on 1998 jetta tdi?

Asked by Feb 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Vw stock radio in 1998 jetta tdi appears to be locked out ,turns on but no sound from any
function tuner cassette,or tape?

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1) Turn on the radio, "SAFE" should appear 2) Hold down the "MIX" ,"MODE", and "SCAN", all at the same time, for 3 seconds. 3) If done correctly, "1000" will appear. When "1000" is shown, you need to enter the radio code. Enter the 4 digit radio code, and that's it. I'm assuming you are asking this question because you don't have a radio code at hand... there's a few ways to go about this. 1) Code may be on a sticker in the spare tire well 2)You can pull the stereo headunit either with the special radio removal keys or you can make you own using pieces of a credit card. Search a VW forum for more details. The code may be written on top of the headunit. Will usually begin with a 0 or 1. The most hassle free way (but not necessarily the cheapest), will be to visit the dealership. VW is supposed to give you this key free of charge, but this isn't always the case. Best of luck!

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