Unlock radio after replacing instrument cluster

Tiny
NODRENIM
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  • 2004 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • 13,500 MILES
After replacing the instrument cluster, the radio was locked and will not operate. How do I unlock it?
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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:06 AM

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Tiny
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Gm Delco theft-lock radio unlock code:

1. Press and hold presets two and three for about five to ten seconds until you
get three digits on your display. This is the first three of six digits you will
need, so write them down.

2. After doing step one and writing down the code, immediately press
the AM/FM button to get the last three of the six numbers you will need, and write
them down. (If you wait too long between steps one and two and the LOC code
displays again, just start over).

3. Call this number, it is a prerecorded message, so do not worry about
having to talk to anyone. 1-800-537-5140. The voice will ask if
you are calling for Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, etc. When you here him tell
you to press "2" for Pontiac, press 206010 and hit the # key. He will ask
you for the six digit code that you have written down.

Enter that and press the * key. He will then give you a code, and the option to get additional four digit codes, but one should be sufficient.

4. Follow the normal procedure in your owners manual for unlocking the
radio with your new code. Press the hour set button on your radio
until you get the first two numbers of the code, then press the minute set
button until you have entered the last two numbers. Immediately press
the AM/FM button once the correct code is entered and the code SEC or
"secured" will be displayed on the display screen. Now, just turn the
radio on, and your ready to roll.

There is an additional step you can take to remove all codes from the
radio and start from scratch by entering your own personalized four digit
code so that it will not get you in a pickle again! Just repeat step four
and you should get a display screen that reads ---. This means the code is
out, and you can now program your own code. Of course, once you
receive the four digit code from the GM recorded message, just keep it in a safe
place, because you can use that same code again and again should you
have any more problems with it in the future. Good luck, and yes, it
does work.

If you still have trouble you will need to take it to the dealer so they can burn a new code should cost about $130.00
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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:12 AM
Tiny
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I followed or tried the above directions. No good, the radio is locked and will not respond to anything I attempt. What to do now? Thanks, nodrenim
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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
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Go to dealer they have to change code in cluster.
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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 8:36 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, will do when I can get the necessary funds. They have quoted me a small fortune to do it. That is why I came here.
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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 11:50 AM
Tiny
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Where did you get cluster?
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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How much did they quote you for the new codes?
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Monday, April 11th, 2016 AT 8:37 AM

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