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Hello Campers.

When we first purchased out little bundle of joy.. The radio fuse was blown. So we replaced it. Now the radio and tape deck works---sorta.

The round button unit with the: Tape/CD/AM/FM. The "Scan" works.

That's it.

The other push buttons? You can press them as hard as possible. They do not appear to move?!? It's like someone hit the buttons with crazy glue.

Now I picked up another (Yeah, I'm cheap) another used radio that matches ours from the pick/pull yard. It's buttons work just dandy. So I would like to remove our radio (we have the code thankfully for OURS) And I would like to remove the face plate button unit as a set. I know this is possible (I removed the plate and inspected it on our spare) My question? Is the code part stored in the face plate--or deeper in the radio?

I did grab the VIN number off the scrap beetle. So if I can corral the stealership they should be able to figure out the code using the vin and ID for the radio. (Yeah, good luck on that one. I called our local dealership and got the deer in the headlights when I asked last time.)

So I'm just wondering after this LONG post....does one need to use the 'new' radio code when swapping the face plate?

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Just put the complete radio assembly in the car. There is an identification number on the radio itself, that's all they need to pull the code for you. I just called the service department at a local Volkswagen dealer in Austin. They gave me the code for my junk yard (recycled) radio, no problem.:)
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Just put the complete radio assembly in the car. There is an identification number on the radio itself, that's all they need to pull the code for you. I just called the service department at a local Volkswagen dealer in Austin. They gave me the code for my junk yard (recycled) radio, no problem.:)
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Yeah, I've got the radio with the id numbers. Seems the dealership hasn't a clue as how to get the codes for a customer. Talked with one service 'rep' and they are like "That has a security code?"

Oddly enough I just watched Bill Engvall doing his "Here's your sign" standup. I now feel like giving that service rep a "Stupid" Sign.

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Ok everyone--This is why we DO NOT PUNCH A RADIO!

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We pulled the face plate off the first junker radio that we picked up from the local yard. The tape deck was so-so...a bit of water damage internally. So we swapped all the electronics over.

Sense we found the CD changer yesterday? All I had to do was put the 'safe' code back into the radio and the CD changer came to life. Along with all the other broken buttons.

The screw mounts where all punched out and the PC board was shoved back about 1/8 an inch.

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Just put the complete radio assembly in the car. There is an identification number on the radio itself, that's all they need to pull the code for you. I just called the service department at a local Volkswagen dealer in Austin. They gave me the code for my junk yard (recycled) radio, no problem.:)
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HI!!!! :D
Will I be seeing you at the tail this year?

I've heard some dealers (a lot of them actually) are real jerks about giving radio codes. They try to charge outrageous prices. Truth is, my owners manual is the one that has the page that says they will gladly give it to you for free so if I ever come up against that problem they are going to be held to the printed word. There are still some that will do it without a grumble and are nice about it; but they are few and far between. I've heard of people calling dealers in other states because their dealer was less than helpful on the radio code.



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