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locked radio

- Chevrolet-Malibu

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07/21/07 16:11

locked radio

my car stereo displays "locked" and the numerical pad numbers are connected like 1 2 34 5 6 nooned knows how to unlock it, i need help *and holding down 1 and 4 or 2 and 3 doesnt work.
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Phyllis Lewis

Well I have the same locked problem for a 2001 malibu and have tried the fix.. The radio will not play once the car comes on but if you remove the battery terminal and replace it the radio works. Once the car is started one again locked.. Please help if you can. Thanks
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i have a 97 chevy malibu, recently bought, and only a couple of the radio stations come on, you can kind of hear a couple of others but theres to much static to listen to them i don't think it's locked, i tried reply 16 and it didn't do anything. if anyone knows how to fix this problem PLEASE let me know
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i have a 2005 chevy malibu the radio says locked can anyone help a old man out wife died 3 yrs ago and ssi cant pay that 92.81 the dealers want please god bless
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I have a 2005 malibu the radio says Locked even if i get a code i cant access the hr or sec or am/fm to put the code in. can someone help.
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if u take out the radio the back of the radio is covered in various serial numbres one of these numbers is ur code
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I just used the instructions from Reply#16 with the dealer code from Reply#32 and it worked perfectly! I got my unlock code for 2000 malibu. Followed the rest of the instruction from Reply#16 and now the radio is unlocked and working again. Thank you very much. Took only a couple minutes too!
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Vickie L Reavis

i have a 1997 chevrolet malibu LS. radio is LOC. how do i unlock the radio. dealership wants $80.00, i dont have that kind of money??
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! This right here is why I love the internet. I got a 2000 Malibu used about 5 years ago and just now had a complete power loss. Since I got it from an older couple a city far away, there was no way to contact them for the old passcode.

BUT...if you purchased a used car like I did, check EVERY.SINGLE.PAGE of the owner's manual. I looked though the entire book twice before I found a small, handwritten 4 digit code! So guys, check your may get lucky like I did. Thank God the old owners wrote it down in the book.

Anyway, to enter the code I hit:


Then the last two digits of the code, then




and finally I got the code SEC and after a few seconds of waiting, the thing was released.

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I change the radio in my 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. Now I have the theft lock on and the car does not start. Any help with this? Thanks
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Kay Kay

I bought my Chevy Malibu recently and it is showing the LOC message on my radio i tried doing what #16 said but i had no luck whatsoever.Does anyone else know another way to get my radio working so i don't have to go to the dealer? they are charging me $110 to do the work.
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post #16 and post #32 are correct..when you call the dealer number the code is 202105*..for anyone with a 2000 chevy malibu the unlock code is 0689..thank you for the posts! lifesaver!
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i have a 2005 malibu and my stereo stopped playing cd's so i replaced it with an identical stereo from an 07 malibu that i got at a junk jard and now all it says is LOCKED i tried presing #'s 2&3 but nothing happens.

Can someone please help?

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Our 2005 Malibu radio has been draining the battery because the 6 disk factory cd player keeps trying to spit a cd out and nothing is coming out! Is there a way to take cd's out of the player. All cds are fed in thru on top of the radio. Any ideas?
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Ricardo Segui

I have a 2005 chevy Malibu and just the other day there was no power to my radio nor clock. I brought it to a mechanic who was just closing so he only had a quick minute to check it. He said all the fuses were fine and that I would have to bring it back someday to further check out the problem. 2 days go by and the power to the radio came back by itself.

The following day while the radio is on it just locked uP and I wasnt able to turn down the volume nor power it off. I took out the fuse (10 amp) then it shut off. I went to the local auto parts and bought a replacement. At first when I replaced the fuse no power came on but then after 30 minutes of driving the radio started uP again and the clock was flashing 12:00.

Anyone out there experiencing similar problem ?

Anyone else out there experiencing the same problem.

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Confirmation again;

post #16 and post #32 are correct..when you call the dealer number the code is 202105*..for anyone

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for those still needing help unlocking 07 Malibus, use the steps in #16 but don't worry about calling the 800 number. The unlock code is 0824. My problem is now that its unlocked, the radio won't come on. Somebody please help me!! I need my music!! Thank you.
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if u must have customer code it is 106010. BTW my radio is already unlocked. Thanks
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i got a 07 Malibu to post #16 i dnt have and option for hr/min, where do i find it. radio still locked, i got the code but how do i put it in
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thanks reply #32!! it worked great!
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I have a 98 malibu my radio and everything plays but the cd player is reading error can you tell me what is wrong?

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2000 malibu you can only put in 4 numbers not this 6 digit code you guys are talking about.
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Do I need some kind of special bracket to put a pioneer stereo in a 2002 Chevy Malibu? I was told I do and the cost is $200. please help me
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Thank author of this post/comment"2009 Malibu code"

My battery went dead and I had a neighbor to jump my car to get it started. Now my radio is lock. I have been reading all of the comments on how to unlock the radio in the Malibu. Does anyone has the code for a 2009 Malibu? I don't have the funds to give to a dealship to unlock my radio. Please help! Thanks
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Lancaster, CA
Thank author of this post/comment"Comment #39 - Charlie INOP"


I have the same INOP message. Did you solve this?

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Thank author of this post/comment"locked radio code 1997 malbu"

my code to unlock the 1997 chevy malabu was 1019 . I had to enter 106010* after calling the 800-537-5140 (other numbers in this forum did not work)number and gave them code from radio in post 16/32
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