Problem with Audio security feature

01-22-2004, 08:14 PM
I recently bought a used 2000 Eclipse. I just had some work done on it, and apparently when the battery was disconnected, the sound system went into some sort of security mode. When I attempt to turn the stereo on, the display says "OFF". Has anyone encountered this, and if so, what did you do to fix it?

Thanks for your time,


01-22-2004, 09:21 PM
There is a code you have to put in to reset it. If it's not somewhere in your manual, ask the person you got it from. Otherwise, take it to the dealer.

01-23-2004, 11:11 AM
It's not in the manual. It's on a card and you should have got that card from the dealer or the person you bought it from.

01-23-2004, 01:41 PM
Right, but the card is usually in the manual somewhere. Thats what I meant.

02-03-2004, 02:24 PM
The card is nowhere to be found. I took it to the dealer and got the code, but I was told that I have to run the radio in the "Off" mode for up to two hours to get it to unlock, so that I can enter the code. It's been about an hour and 20 minutes now. Driving is really boring when it's so quiet.

Thanks for your help, everyone.


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