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Anytime I do a search for radio lockouts I keep getting results about radio codes. So I called the dealer and was told my car is too old for radio codes and that I have to bring it in to be reprogrammed (which the dealer conveniently can't do so I'd have to drive to the one farther away) for $60.

Is this a total load? If I have to have them reprogram the radio every time I disconnect the battery I'm just going aftermarket.
 

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86 190E 2.3L 16V, 2 95 320TE's, 02 S500
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The dealer you called is just being lazy. Your radio code is identified by the dealer pulling a VMI (vehicle master inquirey) on the car via the vin number. Once you have the code you can disconnect the the battery all you want. The code doesn't change.

Jayare
 

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Called the other dealer and I waited on the phone while the guy looked it up... and yep, no code. Is my car an ugly goose? :(
 

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Called the other dealer and I waited on the phone while the guy looked it up... and yep, no code. Is my car an ugly goose? :(
124's up to 1989 with the early Becker Grand Prix radio did not have lock out codes ...
Believe the codes were introduced in 1990 with the Becker 1480.
 
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