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Lights quit working on my radio so I found a same stock radio out of a wrecked bird that only had 13,000 miles on it. Got the radio for 5 bucks but then someone said you cantjust take the original out and swap. Some code or somethjing has to be done?
 

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Each radio has an internal security system. If the owner has activated the security system, there is a 4-digit code that is required to activate the radio after battery power has been lost. If the radio you bought is asking for a code, there are places on the internet (not GM authorized) where you can access dealer software to reset the code. I haven't seen a reference to a source in may years.

@1993TransAm is our Delco radio expert. Most likely he can help.
 

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Local Chevy dealer might be able to straighten it out. I also seem to remember an 800 number you could call...

...there's always this too: CLICK ME!
 

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1993 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, LT1 5.7L V8
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Have you installed the new radio yet?
 

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I think the point is that you won’t know if you need a code unless you power it up.
 

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