Radio problem with my 2003 Chevrolet Impala. Question = Why does my radio say LOC. I purchased an original Radio CD cassette player for the 2003 Impala. I had the mechanic replace the radio and now it displays a message "LOCKED" The mechanic says that the dealer has to provide me with the code to unlock the radio. I called the dealer and the dealer wants a $100.00 to unlock the radio. He says that he has to take the radio out and reinstall it again so that he can see the VIN number that the radio came off. The place that sold me radio says that the VIN number that radio came from is listed on the receipt. I checked the receipt it sure is listed there. Is there anyway that I could get the code myself without having to pay the dealer $100.00.
Answer: Hello and welcome. On this vehicle, there is no security code to enter for the radio. This system looks at the vehicle VIN # and matches it to the radio. After a radio is replaced, the radio must be programmed to the vehicle. This can only be done with a dealer scanner.
Problem with my 2007 Chevy Impala. Repairs done prior = Just regular maintenance I changed the remote batteries.
Question = I have the same problem as the one listed below, but I have more miles on my vehicle. Is this problem covered under the 100,000 mile transmission warranty? If not, I am guessing that they would want an arm and a leg for this repair. Probably not worth the money is my guess. What do you think?
Answer: Yes, it sounds like this is your problem. Being a 2007, and that there is a bulletin, the dealer may offer some assistance with this repair. Also, depending on your VIN#, your car may be under a recall for similar problems that would be of no cost to you; that will also repair the remote problem