Unlocking Alfa Clarion stereo help please!!
I'm a newbie to the forum; but not new to the joys of Alfa!... I've had my beloved GTV 2.0 T-Spark for 11 years since new.... Have just had to have it in for a bit of a major repair and work to ring it back to life. 5th gear had gone
Anyway - I digress. I have it back and love driving as much as the day I picked it up. Te thing I am struggling with is the radio code. After the repair - the stereo was asking for the code. I thought I had lost the code, so paid for it online. When I got the code; I then found the code!! Fortunately, they matched! 5423
The problem I have is that the code won't unlock the stereo. The stereo has '-- -- -- --' on screen. After being left on over and for a 2 hour drive. It still says the same. I recall having to push a button previously to be able to enter the code. After a bit of trial and erro, I found holding the band button/auto reverse button for about 5 seconds that changes the display to 'code in'!... Result!!!... However, when I enter 5423; it registers as I type.... But, as soon as I enter the last digit, it just returns to '-- -- -- --'?? I've tried re-entering the code many times. Still '-- -- -- --'. I am now trying to leave the stereo on for an hour with 'code in' on screen; rather than '-- -- -- --'.
To confirm - it's the original stereo. Clarion, Alfa branded. 2000 GTV
I'm sure the code is the right one as the one I paid for matches the one I found at home. I know I've unlocked the stereo previously without issues.