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Old 03-21-2010, 01:11 PM
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Can anyone advise me for getting a new one, of finding out what the code is?
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Call your (or a local) dealer's service department. They will ask you for the last 4 (or 8?,don't remember) digits of your VIN. They will then provide you with the radio code.
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In what country does an XJ8 get a radio code?
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It's been said that it's only required non USA cars... but mine is a USA car, and it did require a code after prolonged power loss, and the dealer knew about the process as they immediately asked me for VIN and within 15 seconds gave me my code over the phone.
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You might also look on the inside of the hood. Mechanics from previous repairs have been known to write the code there.
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Had to get the code for my 93 xj-s and all I did was call and give them my vin#
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After you get the code and get the radio working you might scratch the number somewhere like the boot floor by the spare wheel. If you live in the US you need to set the radio to US and enable RDS if you want that feature. If set to US RDS it should not require a radio code again, but if you change countries then you loose all your preset stations. There are features that can be enabled/disabled like tape head and aerial cleaning reminders, tape eject on/off etc. All info should be in your ICE booklet and it is also in a TSB 415-06.

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Does this apply to the US 1998 XJ8 Model? some say US models do not require a code, im planning to do a hard restart but the the previous owner said he did not need to after changing the battery and alternator but i just want to make sure before i do a hard restart.
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Does this apply to the US 1998 XJ8 Model? some say US models do not require a code, im planning to do a hard restart but the the previous owner said he did not need to after changing the battery and alternator but i just want to make sure before i do a hard restart.
thanks guys! your all so helpful!
Couple of months ago I was changing the climate control unit, and I had to unplug the radio to get more working room. It was unplugged for over an hour. Did not require the code on hook up. Everything worked fine, except the presets were lost of course.
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My car doesn't require a code. I've done a few hard resets.
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Hi,

I remember overriding the radio-code with my 03 xj. I found the instructions and this is what you should try:
try the following - ( this is a method to reset the unit )

Press the FFWD and PTY buttons for a few seconds to override the the code.

Some models- you need to press the A.MEM, >> and PTY together.

I hope this works for you.
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Have you solved the problem yet?
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Just reset my 02 x type using >> A.Mem PTY
All pressed at the same time, did,nt work first few times.
tried again 20 mins later after driving car before turning
engine off when reaching my destination. Worked then.
Think if it does'nt work straight away allow 10 mins before trying again.
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Cool mine don't have the code as well thanks guys
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