Radio Code Input

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by JohnnyAc, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:35 PM.

  1. JohnnyAc

    JohnnyAc New Member

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    Hello!

    I recently changed my battery which caused the radio to reset. It now ask for the antitheft security code.
    Only problem I have only 1 to 5 keys and the code include some higher digit?
    How to input those digits?

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. 03GoingStrong

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    Sure you have a KJ? ... I have a 2003 and no idea what you are talking about, so googled. Looks like Jeep started with the security codes in 2012 (KK Liberty)
    I'm kinda surprised it would ask for a code after a battery change but have no experience with a 2012+ Liberty.
    In any case, from what I find on google, you'll probably have to go through the Jeep dealer service department to get the code if you don't know it.

    Couple of links I found about it ...
    Service Bulletin: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_0805111.pdf
    From a Wrangler forum but would also apply to a Liberty: https://www.wranglerforum.com/threads/res-radio-security-code.151132/
     
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  3. JohnnyAc

    JohnnyAc New Member

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    Hello, yes I'm sure it is a KJ.
    The reset happened maybe because the before the battery change, the radio sort of went in a short circuit and stopped working.
    Also I have a security code sticked on my manual.
    Here a picture of the jeep and radio:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/PrxrmUiKBWydSvzk7

    It's the same code asked here in this video (same radio model, but different car):
     
  4. Billwill

    Billwill Full Access Member

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    If you drop power such as replacing the battery then the Radio will not switch ON unless a 4 digit code is entered.

    I have the same radio as shown in your picture and my code is 4521.

    What is your code..for that type radio it should be 5 digits from 1 to 5?

    Maybe that code you have is for a different Radio of for something else?
     
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  6. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Is your radio now working with the 4 digit code now?
    I always thought that on the radio itself the code was part of the serial number, located on the unit itself.
     
  7. JohnnyAc

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    Unfortunately still no luck. I do not have tools to pull out radio and check if there is a code on the radio itself
     
  8. JohnnyAc

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    Ok guys,

    I feal kind of ashamed... Inside the radio manual I found a second sticker which actually only had 1 to 5 digits!!! So you were rightaright @Billwill.
    Now I'm kind of curious about what the code on the first sticker is... But well... I guess I'll found out :)

    Thanks guys
     
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    Don’t lose that other code!

    maybe it is your 4 digit pin for your keys / security module.