My radio is on lock mode, cant get it off lock mode?

Natalie Martinez

Asked by Mar 13, 2013 at 03:32 PM about the 1994 Saturn S-Series 2 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

3 Answers

Michael McGrail

I found these steps on the internet to assist you: ***Read all steps before attempting. You are on a time limit when entering codes, so knowing what to do in advance will save alot of frustration*** 1.) To begin, if your radio is displays LOC, then proceed to step 2. If your radio says INOP, then turn your ignition to the RUN position, and turn the radio ON. You must leave it like this for a minimum of 1 hour (not 59 minutes) to clear the INOP message. I would wait 1 1/2 hours just in case doing it too early causes the timer to start over. 2.) Turn your ignition to RUN (if not already), and your radio to OFF. Press and hold preset buttons 2 and 3 for around 5-10 seconds to obtain a scrambled version of your radio's original factory set code. 3.) Call 800-537-5140 and ignore whatever you are promted to do (something about different dealer brands Chevy, Pontiac, Saturn,etc.), and type the number 202108 into your phone and then press the # button. 4.) Input your radio's 4 digit code into your phone when prompted, then press the * button (NOT pound symbol like above step) and be ready with a pen and paper to write down the unscrambled code. Keep this code somewhere you WILL NOT lose it. I wrote mine in the notes section of the owners manual. 5.) Once you have the code written down, press and hold 5 and 6 on your radio's preset buttons for 5-10 seconds. 6.) Then press the seek down button once to start the entry process. 7.) Using the following key, repeatedly press the buttons to set your code: seek down = first digit seek up = second digit tune down = third digit tune up = fourth digit 8.) Once you have the code entered, press AM/FM to set it. You can also take it to any GM dealership and they can help you out. I am sure they will charge you labor of course.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

I have a saturn SL 2002 and the battery went dead and the theft deterrent system stopped the radio from working. I read the owners manual and was working to fix it and I put the radio in lock mode. After reading a bunch of post on a number of sites. The simple answer was to turn the switch to ACC for 60-90 mins and I just put in the code that I found from the previous owner and it worked. If you have this problem, look for the code first probably in the owners manual.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I followed the instructions given by striving2beme and they worked flawlessly. I did have access to the original four-digit code that was entered for the radio security system. I left the car in ACC mode for a full 90 minutes, and got the entry screen as indicated; then, I simply followed the instructions in the Owner's Manual.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 1,146 nationwide S-Series listings starting at $1,995.


Search Saturn S-Series Questions

Saturn S-Series Experts

#1 Alex Nazarian
Alex Nazarian
Reputation 1,370
#2 helpmeplease
Reputation 910
#3 fabian_09_21
Reputation 720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord"
1,265 Great Deals out of 77,933 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Camry"
1,592 Great Deals out of 98,270 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,411 Great Deals out of 67,011 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,275 listings starting at $1,300
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
28 Great Deals out of 4,389 listings starting at $1,972
Used Nissan Altima"
1,402 Great Deals out of 87,730 listings starting at $1,195
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse"
51 Great Deals out of 1,760 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Sentra"
881 Great Deals out of 49,745 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Mustang"
720 Great Deals out of 41,399 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
629 Great Deals out of 32,413 listings starting at $1,200