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 Post subject: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:13 pm 
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I have a question concerning The stock CD player for a '96 to '01 Pontiac with "Theft Lock".

I was going to buy one off of a friend of mine, out of his 2000 Grand Prix. He says I shouldn't need the code for the Theft Lock, because he disconnected the battery before he removed the wiring harnesses, and if I disconnect my battery before installing it in my car, then I won't need the code. He says that his dad, who works at a Chevrolet dealership, told him this.

I say he is full of crap! Or is he?

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 Post subject: Re: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Sure sounds like it!

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 Post subject: Re: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:06 am 
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i swapped out setereos between my 95 and 97 a few times, never needed a code, never disconnected the battery... but that's just my experience


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 Post subject: Re: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:54 am 
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It depends. If theftlock is not enabled on his factory radio, no you will not need a code because it's not enabled. Now for the 2000+ Bonneville, it's a totally different system and not based off of a code, but the VIN # of the vehicle it's being put into, but that doesn't apply to this scenario.

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 Post subject: Re: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:12 am 
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Custom88 wrote:
It depends. If theftlock is not enabled on his factory radio, no you will not need a code because it's not enabled. Now for the 2000+ Bonneville, it's a totally different system and not based off of a code, but the VIN # of the vehicle it's being put into, but that doesn't apply to this scenario.

I hope this doesn't turn out to be a stupid question, but, how do you know if it's been enabled?

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 Post subject: Re: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:26 am 
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The red theftlock light will be flashing on the radio face.

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 Post subject: Re: Theft Lock
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:48 pm 
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Custom88 wrote:
The red theftlock light will be flashing on the radio face.

Every one I've ever seen has been flashing.

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