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Radio Code Request


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Sorry to bother you, but the folks on the threads at 986forum.com suggested that somebody here might be able to provide me the code to reactivate my 1999 Boxster radio. I had to take the battery to perform some service, and the radio now wants the code. I bought the car used, and I don't have the original owner's manual or radio code card. When I depress and hold the the TP button and scroll with the tuning knob, I find what I believe is a serial number of X5017877. If there is somebody here who can help me with the code to enter to reactivate the radio, I would appreciate it.



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Will 0147 or 0149 (from the blchambray thread "another lost radio code") work for any Becker radio in a 1999 Boxster? My serial number is X5017877, and I don't want to go through the 1-hour "wait" again if I enter the wrong code.



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Thanks. I'll try the suggested numbers this evening before I drive home from work.

This looks like a great site, and I plan to contribute to keeping it going.

Now I need to figure out why my floor carpet padding gets wet when it rains even though I know that all of the drains (3 front, two in each door and four rear) are clear and all of the top and window seals are intact and mating properly. I suspect a possible breach in the top well drip pan, probably in the forward corners behind the seats.

It wouldn't be a Porsche if it wasn't a project to own and operate -- it's a good thing they go, turn and stop as well as they do.

Thanks again.


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After my wait period expired, the car went back to "PORSCHE" with the sound of power going to the speakers when I turn on the ignition, followed by "CODE ****".

I entered 2845 with the preset numbers. Nothing.

I entered 2847. Nothing.

I entered each number followed by TP. Nothing.

I entered each number followed by the down arrow. Nothing.

I have tried every combination of the suggested numbers with all of the buttons and knobs -- entering each of the numbers followed by pushing each of the other knobs and buttons, and then pushing each of the other knobs and buttons before entering the numbers.


I can't even get it to tell me to wait now, even when I randomly push numbers and buttons.

Depressing and holding the TP button also does nothing now.

What have I done? What should I do? Is there a procedure for entering the code which I did not follow correctly? Is there another procedure I must follow now to correct my previous error? I have checked the other threads and posts about lost radio codes, and I can't find answers to these questions.



1999 US Spec Boxster


Radio -- CDR-220

SN -- X5017877

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