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2005 Cadillac DeVille Question: The radio just stopped working driving down the road. I checked the fuses under

 

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kenwb, Port Richey, FL, September 25, 2011, 10:29
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the rear seat and they all all good. I`m afraid to take the radio out because I don`t have the security code. Any ideas?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 25, 2011, 10:44
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    The dealer may be able to give you the security code based on VIN # but they usually want to see you in person with proof of ownership of the vehicle. If you need a wiring diagram to trace the circuit, Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online .
    For fuse identification it should be in your owner's hand book, Check here http://repairpal.com/automobile-owners-manuals-online or try this link you may be able to down load a free copy of the owner's manual for your vehicle http://www.autousermanual.com/ but it may be a dead radio. The stereo may have to be removed to "fix it". Stereo removal is ofter kind of complex and it's easy to damage trim pieces if correct removal procedures are not followed. This link is probably the best for stereo removal procedures http://www.carstereohelp.com/stracura.htm , this link has some free stereo removal procedures for some cars http://www.installdr.com/InstallYourself.asp . There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online . They have very clear stereo removal procedures. Once the stereo is out Google "automotive original equipment stereo repair", I've had lots of OE stereos repaired.

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    January 13, 2012, 05:07
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    in my past experiences, once the factory radio goes bad just replace it. Go to any car audio shop and they can check it for you, usually for free. OEM radios require a tool to remove if memory serves me right. They will have all that there. Good luck

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