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CapriV6S

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My wife has low mileage 1999 Micra but the stereo's in lock mode.
I have radio code in handbook but cant enter it - Radio displays "WAIT" on screen when I switch it on then after about a minute displays "SECURE". Have followed instructions in Nissan handbook to the letter. Its standard-issue Nissan radio cassette model B BP6345.
Have already googled for solution to problem, am trying to avoid going to main-dealers.
Any info would be very much appreciated. Thx.

McHaggis

12,435 posts

35 months

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Why are you avoiding the main dealer? Most are pretty good in the Nissan group.

CapriV6S

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Am not deliberately avoiding Nissan main-dealer, its just that if anyone reading this could help solve a small problem with our runabout-car of this age then any info would be very much appreciated. Thx.

Mr Happy

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It's either locked totally due to too many incorrect code entries, or you're not waiting long enough for it to unlock.

Generally they can have a timeout period after incorrect code entries - it can be up to 2-3 hours before it unlocks itself to allow code entry on some cars.

Either lock it in the garage with the keys in and turned on (not running) for a few hours to see if it unlocks, or bite the bullet, get a PC2-13-4 autoleads adaptor and whack a cheap aftermarket radio in and have done with it.

If the radio is totally locked, you might be out of luck. Would be worth asking some local decoders (check your yellow pages) first, but usually it's a paperweight when it's totally locked out.

ETA: http://www.dndservices.co.uk/product.php?productid... seems to suggest that if it says SECURE, you're out of luck. It's not talking to the ECU so either the radio isn't the right one for the car, or it's locked due to the incorrect code. That site seems to be able to reprogram it, but it's up to you as to if you want to pay for it.

Edited by Mr Happy on Tuesday 24th July 00:11

CapriV6S

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Thanks for reply Mr. Happy, have no reason to believe the radio isn't original but will see what I can do.
I realise I might have to bin existing radio although theres probably some long-winded procedure for getting it out only to have to throw it away in the bin and replace it with a similar one.
Why would anyone want to steal the cassette-tape-player from a Nissan Micra in the first place, security and paranoia gone mad. But thanks again.
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Mr Happy

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Getting the radio out of those is a ten minute job in all fairness.

Pull the ashtray out, there's two philips screws hidden behind it, then under the piece of trim that separates the vent controls and the radio, there's another two philips screws. Take all four out and gently pull the grey or black plastic trim towards you, it's easier to work from the bottom up.

If your car has a cig lighter, unplug the two cables (illumination and supply) and gently ease the rest of the fascia out. You'll find that the rear screen heater switch etc are still plugged in, but you should be able to pivot the fascia ontop of the dash and keep it out the way. Saves disconnecting everything really.

There's 4 philips screws holding the radio to the dash, take them out and withdraw it - unplug the cables and put the black plastic dash back on.

Take your PC2-13-4 ISO adaptor, plug it onto the loom and with your new radio, push the cage through the hole in the dash, clip the cables together and push it home. Ensure the aerial is plugged in or you'll find it won't power up. The 'proper' way of fitting it is to run an earth cable (the ISO adaptor will have provision for this) to the metalwork on the dash (basically screw it to the dash using one of the four screws you removed with the radio) but a lot of people just use the aerial earth.

If it's working, screw everything back together and you're done. If not - post up and I'll try and help smile

(and if yours is not a K11, but one of the first K12s, then disregard all that because it takes a bit more dismantling but it's really only a 30 minute job if you take your time on a K12)

CapriV6S

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Hey, am impressed, thats seriously a quality reply, many thanks.

Mr Happy

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No problem! smile
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