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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Afternoon from a cold and wet Dublin just got a 2002 new model this week ,everything OK until this morning when Audio went down.Message reads AUDIO - PLEASE WAIT ----!
Looks like it needs a code,even pressing a random code it accepts nothing !
I bought the car privately and no handbook came with it !
Any ideas !

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Sunshine, rain does not seem to be good for you :-)

Did it first just ask for a code, without the "please wait"? If it asks for the security code, you cannot give any code. If you give a wrong code (a couple of times), the car would not accept even the right code, immediately. That's why it informs "please wait".

Once the radio has been on sufficiently long, you should be able to enter the code. Did the radio code still come with the car papers on a 2002 W211? If you do not have the code, the dealer would know it (and can advice how to enter the code).

If the car battery was not disconnected, I wonder could this happen just because of a bad battery (at cold start, although you cannot have "real" cold starts in Dublin)?
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Interesting car.

VIN WDB2110062A048314
Model E 220 CDI
Chassis 2110062A048314
Engine 646961 30 011608
Transmission 722699 03 697442
Order 0 2 539 49692
Delivery date 22.05.02
Dealer Ireland Republic (539)
Interior leather anthracite (831)
189 emerald (green) black metallic (с 1993)
M22 displacement 2.2 liter (с 02.10.1995)

280 steering wheel (400 mm dia.) and gearshift lever in leather trim; on W202 390 mm dia. (с 01.05.1984)

423 5 speed automatic transmission / nag (с 01.03.1994)

461 instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (с 01.04.1990)

613 lamp unit, asymmetrical, l.h. traffic (с 01.02.1963)


690 blue heat-insulating glass all round, rear window (laminated safety glass) (с 01.10.1995)

803 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year

819 CD changer - alpine - in trunk (с 31.07.1992)

910 14V/65A alternator
alternator with increased capacity (с 01.11.1990)

984 elimination of ownership certificate but with coc papers (с 01.06.1993)

Felicita e un bicchiere di vino con un panino.
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