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I have a 1995 S500 Mercedes in which the word "code" appears when I switch on the radio/stereo. I think I found the code number in my file, but I'm not sure what to do with it. Do I turn engine on and punch in the numbers of the code? Then what do I do? I'm so confused that I'll appreciate any help from you on this.
James
Garland, Texas
 

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That is a prompt for you to enter the radio code.

Radio must have lost DC input power somehow; battery or radio disconnection, etc.

If you have original documentation in the fat wallet with the owners manual and other books, it contained a credit card sized card with that code on it.

If you don't have that, then you have to cross-ref from VIN or radio S/N.
 

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If you happen to have a service work order from a MB dealer, you may find the code on that work order.
 

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I have a 1995 S500 Mercedes in which the word "code" appears when I switch on the radio/stereo. I think I found the code number in my file, but I'm not sure what to do with it. Do I turn engine on and punch in the numbers of the code? Then what do I do? I'm so confused that I'll appreciate any help from you on this.
James
Garland, Texas
i do not have original stereo in my car any more. But i did have it. You just simply enter 4 digits (engine or contact on) and that is it. if digits are correct then stereo will do the rest which means it will start to work. If I am wrong someone will correct me, but to the best of my knowledge that's it.
 

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Question (another one): I found a little note pad on which I had written a stereo code, but it has five numbers and does nothing when I try it in the '01 E430; could that code be for the original radio in my '95 S500? This is getting so confusing.
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Finally, I've got the code for my '01 E430 radio/stereo. So how do I do this? I entered the code and nothing happened. What am I missing? I tried it about six times, same result. Now, the first code number is flashing and the others are not. What's going on and how do I get out of this? Thanks. :LOL:
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I seem to recall that after entering the 5 digit code at the prompt, you then push the On button.

If that doesn't work, then I'll have to go out an look at that radio manual.
 

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Good news!

Now you know the correct code for the radio. Best to write it in the Owners Manual since theft of the radio is no longer a reasonable concern.
 
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