Aveo factory radio unlock code- DEALERS CAN'T HELP ME!


pantstx
09-02-2005, 03:06 PM
So, I am EXTREMELY frustrated with this situation. I recently bought an '04 Aveo with 14,000 miles on it from an independent dealer. The radio was locked when I bought it and the dealer cut $150 from the price because of this.

Anyway, I do not have the code on any of the documentation that I received with the car. I have taken it to every single dealer in Austin, Texas and every one has said that they can not help me, one went so far as to tell me I need to go have an aftermarket radio installed because there was nothing that they could do.

Now, I know that this is BS and that GM can lookup the factory unlock code based on the serial number and/or VIN. If all of these Chevy dealers are simply unable to help me because they are, frankly, complete morons, then do I have an alternative other than to simply install an aftermarket stereo?

crazyinkc
09-02-2005, 03:54 PM
I was in the same boat. I bought my 04 from a used lot but the radio was not locked. It did lock when I pulled the radio and found out I needed to modify the mounting bracket for the new radio. That is when the radio locked. I just kept trying different codes until it unlocked (took over an hour). I guess there is no limit on attepts like other theft-lock radios. My code was 2153. I started at 1111 and kept going until it popped on. My fingers were tired but I had a good laugh after it was done. Start with 1111 (or try mine 2153), wait a second and if it is not right, try another.

AveoTuner
09-03-2005, 01:45 PM
I didn't get a radio code later, until AFTER I found out mine. Look in your manual about the radio and the lock. It should be on page 3-43 (it is for me). Follow the instructions as follows:

To enter a NEW code, do the following:
1. RESET the radio by removing and replacing the "radio fuse". That should clear it so you can input a new one.

2. Follow the steps 1-4. Take note of your new code. It worked for me.

LULASKY
09-18-2005, 07:33 PM
Hey guys/ladies,

I just wanted you to know that there is a very important fuse just for the radio reset. It provides just enough juice to allow the radio/cd from needing to be re-coded!!!!!

I believe it is at the top in the center. If you need to unfuse your radio/cd, just be sure to unplug the fuse on the right or left sides of the fuse bank...not the one in the top center!

Believe me, I bought mine new and I learned this by BIG mistake! In my case, the dealer was also in the 'what code' mode!

Hope this helps!
Randy

Albeetle
12-06-2005, 11:06 AM
So, I am EXTREMELY frustrated with this situation. I recently bought an '04 Aveo with 14,000 miles on it from an independent dealer. The radio was locked when I bought it and the dealer cut $150 from the price because of this.

Anyway, I do not have the code on any of the documentation that I received with the car. I have taken it to every single dealer in Austin, Texas and every one has said that they can not help me, one went so far as to tell me I need to go have an aftermarket radio installed because there was nothing that they could do.

Now, I know that this is BS and that GM can lookup the factory unlock code based on the serial number and/or VIN. If all of these Chevy dealers are simply unable to help me because they are, frankly, complete morons, then do I have an alternative other than to simply install an aftermarket stereo?

Did you evr have any luck I am in the same boat

Albeetle
12-06-2005, 11:09 AM
Hey guys/ladies,

I just wanted you to know that there is a very important fuse just for the radio reset. It provides just enough juice to allow the radio/cd from needing to be re-coded!!!!!

I believe it is at the top in the center. If you need to unfuse your radio/cd, just be sure to unplug the fuse on the right or left sides of the fuse bank...not the one in the top center!

Believe me, I bought mine new and I learned this by BIG mistake! In my case, the dealer was also in the 'what code' mode!

Hope this helps!
Randy

SORRY BOUT THIS HORRID COLOR....IM A 1ST TIMER!

Is the fuse located in the dash by the drivers door?

Albeetle
12-06-2005, 02:18 PM
I didn't get a radio code later, until AFTER I found out mine. Look in your manual about the radio and the lock. It should be on page 3-43 (it is for me). Follow the instructions as follows:

To enter a NEW code, do the following:
1. RESET the radio by removing and replacing the "radio fuse". That should clear it so you can input a new one.

2. Follow the steps 1-4. Take note of your new code. It worked for me.


Where is this radio code? I already removed both fuses in the panel by the drivers door and I had no luck with that.

04AveoLSPJG5204
01-11-2006, 05:05 PM
Dealer told me that its only applicable if there is a light that flashes on the radio itself. I have the MP3/CD/AM/FM system, and the car never came with a card. Its supposed to have a stamped card for the radio.

tvent
02-05-2006, 04:16 PM
Hi, I'd like to replace my stock radio w/ a stock mp3 player from ebay. Can anyone write directions for removing the radio and replacing the new one (mainly what fuses to pull or how to reset the lock code if there is one). fyi: I bought my aveo new and can't find anything in my owners manual about this. Perhaps the radio won't lock but I want to have a back up plan.

Makmelaff
06-01-2006, 10:19 PM
ARGH!!! HELP... who, what or HOW do you go about getting the code for the radio. I bought my car used, had no idea of a code. Battery died and now radio will not work. Dealership where I bought the car said they wanted 100 bucks to get the code. I have the radio/mp3/cd combo and I do not have the clock in it. Someone please just tell me if there is a cheeper way to find the code. Dealership said the radio had to be removed and hooked up to a machine to find the code. That is the reason for such cost. I felt that since I bought the car from them that it should have came with the code to begin with.... I was told the battery died and that was my fault so I have to pay for the code. I do not like chevy at the moment....
HELP!!!

tvent
06-02-2006, 10:57 AM
I had the same problem. Use this site, but search under daewoo cars, thread titile "nonspecific" then "radio code list". One of these #'s worked for me! try it. I tried to link to the thread:
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=299413

reback
06-10-2006, 11:02 PM
Great info on the codes for Aveo radio. I was able to reset the radio without the ridiculious wait for Chevy dealer. Thanks for the helpful info!

MT-2500
06-13-2006, 07:05 PM
So, I am EXTREMELY frustrated with this situation. I recently bought an '04 Aveo with 14,000 miles on it from an independent dealer. The radio was locked when I bought it and the dealer cut $150 from the price because of this.

Anyway, I do not have the code on any of the documentation that I received with the car. I have taken it to every single dealer in Austin, Texas and every one has said that they can not help me, one went so far as to tell me I need to go have an aftermarket radio installed because there was nothing that they could do.

Now, I know that this is BS and that GM can lookup the factory unlock code based on the serial number and/or VIN. If all of these Chevy dealers are simply unable to help me because they are, frankly, complete morons, then do I have an alternative other than to simply install an aftermarket stereo?

Welcome on your first post on AF.
Not sure about the Aveo raido but Impala and some GM raidos are now set up with the car vin no.and have to be set and programed with the GM tech scanner.
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=4125617
There is a customer service no in your owners manual that may be of help.
A good dealer should be able to help.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.

CCollins
09-12-2008, 07:58 PM
I joined this site ONLY to say thanks to the person who listed the codes for GM Chevy Aveo radio. I also was frustrated with the dealerships, who did not provide a code upon the sale (bought used) and wanted to charge me $99 to get the code for me, after my battery died. I tried the codes and one worked!!!!
2253, 3116, 3451, 2152, 4362, 4316
4316, 4513, 4362, 1156, 2145, 1156
6451, 6361, 5624, 5241, 3346, 1165
3241, 4524, 5436, 5813, 3265, 5624
2453, 3462, 3251, 5445, 8253, 1156
2346, 4853, 6645, 5253, 1325, 4136
3116, 3221, 2151, 5312, 2654, 4314
I think a radio thief could have gotten this code with less frustration than I had. :eek7: In my opinion it is just another way for the dealership to make money.
Thanks again whoever posted these!!!

annervin
09-17-2008, 09:26 PM
I joined this site ONLY to say thanks to the person who listed the codes for GM Chevy Aveo radio. I also was frustrated with the dealerships, who did not provide a code upon the sale (bought used) and wanted to charge me $99 to get the code for me, after my battery died. I tried the codes and one worked!!!!
2253, 3116, 3451, 2152, 4362, 4316,
4513, 4362, 2145, 1156, 6451, 6361,
5624, 5241, 3346, 1165, 3241, 4524,
5436, 5813, 3265, 5624, 2453, 3462,
3251, 5445, 8253, 1156, 2346, 4853,
6645, 5253, 1325, 4136, 3116, 3221,
2151, 5312, 2654, 4314
I think a radio thief could have gotten this code with less frustration than I had. :eek7: In my opinion it is just another way for the dealership to make money.
Thanks again whoever posted these!!!
__________________________________________________ ____________

DITTO!!! You just saved me $105.00!!! :smile: Number 3241 worked for me! One dealer told me my radio wasn't even the stock model :loser: . I am going to post the numbers at other sites were people are searching!

Black W. Flames
11-15-2008, 02:50 PM
Same here. Just wanted to thank the person who posted 3241. Imagine my confusion when the Jiffy Lube tech replaced my battery and my radio displayed "CODE". Grabbed my laptop and Googled search "chevy aveo radio code" and voila!, problem solved. Whew!

wafrederick
11-15-2008, 08:05 PM
It has to be programed with the Tech 2 and GM started this in 2001.Luckily my father does not have to go to the dealer,has a Tech 2 he bought from the dealer.

Starlady1954
02-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Thank You Thank You,

I used the code list to reset my 2004 Aveo radio. Went to the dealer yesterday the cleaned my battery cables then came to me for the unlock code for the radio:banghead:, I had no idea what they were talking about then they wanted to charged me $150.00 to get the code. Searched all last night to find a reset code, when I came upon this sight this morning. I printed out the code list and just went done the list trying each code until the radio reset Thank You:grinno:
The code that worked for me was 6361. Just try everyone you'll get you radio reset.

MT-2500
02-08-2009, 08:47 AM
Thank You Thank You,

I used the code list to reset my 2004 Aveo radio. Went to the dealer yesterday the cleaned my battery cables then came to me for the unlock code for the radio:banghead:, I had no idea what they were talking about then they wanted to charged me $150.00 to get the code. Searched all last night to find a reset code, when I came upon this sight this morning. I printed out the code list and just went done the list trying each code until the radio reset Thank You:grinno:
The code that worked for me was 6361. Just try everyone you'll get you radio reset.



Welcome on your first post.
Glad you got it fixed.
Your dealer was pulling a rip off on you.
The dealer should have checked the radio and recorded the code or unlocked it before cleaning the cables.
Or at least used one of them computer and raido memory savers.
There is no excuse for a dealer doing something like trying to rob you of a extra 150 dollars.


Here is 3 places you can report a attempted robbery.
The Better Business Bureau.
Mo. Attorney General.
GM 800 customer service in your owners manual.

lesure4
03-06-2009, 09:00 PM
Look you dont want to keep that radio anyway! You can go the Fle market in your town! Get a radio Pionner perimer. This radio will work better! The problem is the radio you have in your car now. Is really a Deawoo product!

brighterhorizon
03-28-2009, 03:49 PM
I wanted To also say Thank You # 1156 worked for Me !!!

crazygl
07-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Thank you Thank You thank you all!!!
Battery went to be disconnected and went thru a list of only half a page and it worked on my 2004 aveo code :5624
You guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:grinyes:

ccrawford
08-11-2009, 09:50 PM
Ok, so I have the code, have unplugged the fuse and STILL can't get my radio to work. Does it matter that I've never seen the ERR when I put in the wrong code? Somebody help!!!

canadian_m20
08-30-2009, 03:42 PM
hi this shoudlnt be too dificult to figure out. find out what brand the radio/tape/cd player is. for example: sony, blaupunkt, clarion. and contact the head office and they can direct you to a person who can give you these variouse codes. for example i bought a blaupunkt tape deck a few years back from a wreckers here in Ontario and I called the head office down in the states and they gave me the codes for the deck. you may need to provide proof of ownership though to do this.

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hondalarry
01-10-2010, 03:20 PM
I just purchased am / fm cd player for my firebird out of a wrecking yard. Came out of an SSE Supercharged. Never even heard of that model before. It's in really nice shape but I cannot unlock the unit. Says "LOC". Have tried many combinations like holding down 2-3 and 1-4 but no matter what I try it still say's "LOC". Can anyone help. Thanks :runaround:

kimjong
01-11-2010, 08:39 PM
My battery died and my stereo stopped working and started flashing code. The dealer wanted to charge me $60. to reset it. This is a junky stereo to begin with, no way was going to pay that. Was about to replace it before finding this forum. Boom #1156 worked. Thanks!

kimjong
01-11-2010, 08:42 PM
My battery died and my stereo stopped working and started flashing code. The dealer wanted to charge me $60. to reset it. This is a junky stereo to begin with, no way was going to pay that. Was about to replace it before finding this forum. Boom #1156 worked. Thanks!

hondalarry
01-11-2010, 10:43 PM
Still trying to unlock my stereo in 94 Firebird. I was asked today if I had the car door open when I was trying to get the first 3 digits to come up while holding down the 2 and 3 preset keys. I said yes and he told me that if the door is open it won't work. The computer thinks someone is trying to steal the stereo and that I need to do it with the door closed? Has anyone heard of this? I have tried holding down the 2 and 3 as well as the 1 and 4 presets and can't get anything to come up. Radio still says loc. Thanks in advance for any help.

cindyf
05-27-2011, 03:30 PM
Thank you soooooo much to the person who provided the codes to access the stereo in my Chevy Aveo. The second code worked right away. You saved me $50 that the dealer wanted to charge me to look at the situation. You are awesome!!!!! Cindy

Mr_Me
11-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Yes, most people will tell you, you have to go to the dealer, but the dealer does not store any codes there or on their computers.
They have a list of 800#'s they use, depending on an Identification number on a sticker attached to the stereo.
If you have the stereo out & in your hands when you call the dealer, & tell them up front that you have the ID # for the stereo, 99% of the time they will give you the 800#.
THE ONLY THING IS, is that when you call the 800#,
The vehicle identification # MUST MATCH the vehicle owner that they have on file. If not then the owner on file must call and give information only they would know.
The operator at the 800# I called when I did my next door neighbors Honda CVCC ,wanted her name , address & telephone # at the time of registration , Date of birth , Vehicle Identification # and a 10 digit # on a sticker on the radio.
This 800 # was given to me by the Honda dealer FREE and the call was made & all FREE.

If it's a legitimate claim and the stereo is not stolen & you can easily & freely get & give the proper info it's very easy to do.
The only work is removing & re-installing the stereo

tmctague
12-29-2011, 07:04 PM
I had the same problem. We installed a different radio, but that one does not work either! The code is on the radio itself, right? Why wouldn't an after market stereo work?

We ended up blowing a fuse, couldn't get it out of park, and had to take the car to get serviced. Not happy with Chevy on this one...

GMCustomerService
12-30-2011, 12:19 PM
I had the same problem. We installed a different radio, but that one does not work either! The code is on the radio itself, right? Why wouldn't an after market stereo work?

We ended up blowing a fuse, couldn't get it out of park, and had to take the car to get serviced. Not happy with Chevy on this one...
I see that you took your vehicle in to get it serviced - was everything successfully resolved?

Sarah
GM Customer Service

tmctague
12-30-2011, 12:34 PM
I see that you took your vehicle in to get it serviced - was everything successfully resolved?

Sarah
GM Customer Service

Wow, I did not expect someone from GM to answer my request. Thank you. My mechanic repaired the issue to get the car out of park by replacing a fuse. However he could not get the aftermarket radio to work.

Also, the recalled seatbelts on the 2004 Aveo have failed again. We have to replace all of them, as well as the seatbelts on our Suburban. On both, the mechanism sticks, and you cannot pull the seatbelt forward. What is the lifetime of seatbelts?

Thanks again for your reply, I'm impressed that you monitor this forum.

GMCustomerService
12-30-2011, 01:59 PM
Wow, I did not expect someone from GM to answer my request. Thank you. My mechanic repaired the issue to get the car out of park by replacing a fuse. However he could not get the aftermarket radio to work.

Also, the recalled seatbelts on the 2004 Aveo have failed again. We have to replace all of them, as well as the seatbelts on our Suburban. On both, the mechanism sticks, and you cannot pull the seatbelt forward. What is the lifetime of seatbelts?

Thanks again for your reply, I'm impressed that you monitor this forum.
I would be happy to look further into your seatbelt inquiry. Initially, my investigation into the resources I have available didn't show much, but I would be able to learn much more with the last 8 digits of your VIN, which you can send to me in a private message.

All the best,
Sarah
GM Customer Service

emasaurus
02-06-2012, 01:41 PM
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME TYPING IN RANDOM NUMBERS!!!!!! My battery died and I had to do a whole lot of searching the web to find out an easier way than typing in random numbers!
There should be a plastic card similar to a credit card with your owners manual packet. It will have a 4 digit code number on it. There is a slot at dash level in the driver's side door. turn the ignition to the position where your dash lights come on and turn on the radio. Insert the card into the slot and, using the numbers on the radio, punch in the card code number. (I don't understand the whole, putting the card in the slot, just typing in your number listed on there works just fine) Radio should come back to life. If no card can be found, contact a Chevy dealer fo a replacement card.
This card saved me hours of trying to figure out what number I had to use to unlock my radio!

ricebike
02-06-2012, 02:09 PM
emasaurus, if you read the past postings from used car owners...


they don't have that owner's manual packet with the plastic credit card ~

thus they need to find other ways of getting the code without getting RAPED from the stealership:twak:


viva la internet!

:thumbsup:

If no card can be found, contact a Chevy dealer fo a replacement card.

from what i'm getting from other members here, they are being charged for it... if they find their code, then they can supply their own marker & write it in the glovebox!

chevypetpeeves
07-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Hello all you Chevy Aveo owners that are so frustrated with the radio code such as I am. As with some of you I bought mine used and it did not come with an owners manual or a radio code. (never seen this before in my life, weird!!) Anyway, left the lights on one day, the battery went dead and then I had no radio for some time, just this annoying word flashing on the radio "CODE _ _ _ _" Holy Crap!!! Moving on, I asked my wife to start looking on the net for some answers, she came across this blog within 5 minutes, printed out the list that a couple of members posted, went to the car and the 5th code she tried worked!! Horray!!! I would like to personally thank everyone who spent time into getting these codes and sharing them with the rest of us.

Don't pay a dealer to do this. One of these codes will probably work, it's like programming a universal remote really. The garages are just looking to make an extra buck from us poor car owners. We pay for enough, thanks to the smarts of some people out there we are able to figure some of the small things out for ourselves.

Thanks again everyone, you have saved someone alot of grief:runaround:

danielsatur
07-10-2012, 11:18 PM
It's probably best to get a new JVC FM stereo with a USB conn for a thumb drive, Aux port for Ipod/IPad, and audio Blue Tooth for Google voice, Maps, Hulu plus, pandora. and WWW.

Caution-
A 12VDC memory saver tool is used to save codes during a battery replacement.

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