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Is there a "back door" for resetting this short of going to the dealership.

Disconnected the battery while I replaced a bulb only to get the request for the 4 digit code (which I don't have of course).

I can steal the car but won't be able to use the radio! :-(
 

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Not only did the dealer charge me $150 to get the radio back on (apparantly they can get it on without the code). After getting the radio back on, he then said he had to get the numbers off the radio and then send to Mas factory to get the code for and additional $175.

I still don't have my code after a year cause I have refused to pay. Hope my battery never goes dead.
 

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If the dealer can do it then presumably there is a back door then of some sort. I saw a reference to changing the code for the CD changer but nothing for the radio.

I hardly see the point of a security code on the radio.
 

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Thanks.

I found a software application that will generate the code for the QP deck as well. Now I just need to figure out how to get the front panel off to access the unit to get at the serial number.

I found a couple of screws hidden in behind the clock (clock and vent module just popped out), but it appears as though there are some hidden screws at the bottom as well.

Anyone know the trick to removing the panel?
 

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What about the ones you don't sell. I bought the car from a private owner and the dealers in Chicago almost seem to resent you for that. It seems as if they forget that the car won't last forever and that you will likely return to the market at some point. . . and not the dealer who was "not so friendy" in the past.
 

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Justice - we service a number of cars we didn't originally sell, and we make no distinction in our service department - loaners included. However, I think we are the exception to the rule on that. I know our land rover service down the street won't give loaners to people that bought their rovers from us - so those customers bring their rovers to us, we setup the service appt, and give the customer a loaner. They can either pickup their car from the dealer and leave our loaner there - which we will pickup - or we can pickup their car and they can swap here.

Frankly, we think if you're in the business of selling high line cars - you have to have high line service. Even if you didn't buy your current car from us - if we treat you that well - you're more likely to buy your next car from us, or recommend us. And the reality is that kind of service might cost us an extra 3-6 man hours per week, which is definitely worth it.
 

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I you Google "radio code" blaupunkt you will get a lot of responses. I tried a couple of the free code generators and didn't get a code that worked so I just went ahead and paid 8 quid to www.radio-code.co.uk and their instant code worked fine.
 

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MNA does charge dealers $50 for radio codes now. Many dealers who wish to build a relationship with a client simply absorb the cost. I know we do and it appears the guys a MN do as well.
 

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Windsock,

Why play the game with MNA? The head unit is a Blaupunkt on the QP. Any of about 100 sites on the internet will sell you the correct code for $5 - $10 and you will get it instantly.

Out of principle I object to paying $100K+ for a car only to then be charged $50 for someone in support to spend 30 seconds and look up the code for you on their computer. Most companies would bend over backwards to service a customer in a similar circumstance.
 

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Windsock,

Why play the game with MNA? The head unit is a Blaupunkt on the QP. Any of about 100 sites on the internet will sell you the correct code for $5 - $10 and you will get it instantly.

Out of principle I object to paying $100K+ for a car only to then be charged $50 for someone in support to spend 30 seconds and look up the code for you on their computer. Most companies would bend over backwards to service a customer in a similar circumstance.
I agree. But the dealer is being ripped off at $50.00. I have a Becker out of a GS I've been playing with. I paid $10.00 on the Internet for the code and it took about 2 minutes of searching, entering the SN and getting the code. The NIT doesn't need one :cool:
 

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Agreed.

I wasn't implying it was the dealership that was the issue.
 

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Thanks.

I found a software application that will generate the code for the QP deck as well. Now I just need to figure out how to get the front panel off to access the unit to get at the serial number.

I found a couple of screws hidden in behind the clock (clock and vent module just popped out), but it appears as though there are some hidden screws at the bottom as well.

Anyone know the trick to removing the panel?
pull clock out.2 phillips screws there on each side. then remove rubber from cup holders and youll see 2 more screws.if you have the new auto then just pull the shifter handle straight up and it will remove.now carefully remove that console to reveal 2 more screws at the bottom of the wood grain dash that holds the raio. then pull gently forward and your able to get your info.
if any of you need help i mod the hell out of maserati's for my local dealer and can help you out with questions like this.
 

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If we were having to get radio codes from MNA on a regular basis we would likely use one of these aftermarket sources. We document radio codes and the security pin number on every car that comes through new or used and it is very rare that we are required to contact MNA as we have them on file. I do agree with your point however. As the representative from MN stated we just supply them to the client as needed. Its a shame many of the dealers aren't willing to but forth a little extra effort.
 

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Funny..my dealer pulled the same crap on me... $200 to get the code...

The other service manager called me back and says $65.00.

They also said my oil was over filled and messed up the MAF sensor that is not covered under warranty...

LO$$
 

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So.. sorry for the stupid question, but there is a 4 digit radio code that differs from the codes listed on the two code cards that came with the car?
 
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