Just removed the centre of the dash and therefore the stereo...put the stereo back in and saw the "CODE" request. Looked again and the CODE request had gone and had been replaced by eight dashes, two for each letter of CODE I presume. Can't input the code
Oh dear... don't stereos nowadays, as in the past, have a fuse or something to protect them from a surge? Sometimes overnight things do change... I hope this is the case. Surely someone else must have had a similar experience? My headunit stereo plays up all the time
You didn't try to enter a code, did you? Sometimes headunits lock up for a certain amount of time. You need to keep it turned on for say an hour, then it will allow you to re enter the code. Just a thought.
Yup, Hoygaard was correct. I had our local Dealer techy pop round for a coffee tonight and he confirmed the unit is locked for an hour if the wrong code is input. I must have knocked a few buttons sticking it back in
Solution is to leave the ignition on, with radio on, for an hour until "CODE" appears in the display again...it probably says this in the manual somewhere
Well at least thats sorted now... I tell you... you learn something new here everyday I have a related question though Someone said to me a long time ago that leaving the key in the ignition position for a prolonged period is bad for some coil or summat and perhaps some other stuff Does anyone know whether this is true or doesn't it matter nowadays?
HA Kurz... You're an old git aren’t you? Just as old as me anyway? The thing with keeping the ignition on, on petrol cars only apply for cars with ignition breaker contacts and non oil cooled ignition coils. Although, even oil-cooled coils weren’t too happy about it either; being left with the current running through it for a prolonged period of time; they did get pretty hot. If you're the lucky owner of a car with electronic ignition, Id Est; most Alfa's past mid 70'ties, this shouldn't be a problem