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Radio Code Sequence 2003 SLK320

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I changed my battery and cannot get the radio code to be accepted. I have the code card but I'm unsure if I just need to enter the code or press any other buttons after I enter the code. I have tried it several different ways and I'm currently stuck on "Wait."
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Hi James,

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A Little Help Here?

My battery went dead, I got the car started, but the radio has no power. I push the power button, radio button, cassette, etc, and nothing. It does not show the word code for me to enter anything. I do have the code, I just need power to enter it. Can anyone help with this? Thanks in advance.
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you check fuses for the radio?


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you check fuses for the radio?
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I checked it, and I even replaced it. Still nothing. At this point, I'm considering replacing the radio, I had been toying with the idea any how.
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there are like 4 fuses for the radio i think, so u checked them all?

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2 fuses in engine box,one in back of radio.
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This happened to me. I found on another site that sometimes when the battery dies certain items are not reset, which leaves the radio inoperable. To reset them, disconnect the battery completely and then connect the positive cable to the negative cable for about 5 minutes (I'm talking about the car's cables, not the battery of course...the battery should be completely disconnected during this and not involved!). Then reconnect the battery and when you start the car and turn on the radio, it will again prompt for the code. It worked for me.

You may need a jumper cable since the positive battery cable doesn't reach the negative cable, at least in my car.

Hope this helps,
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Thanks for the suggestions! After checking, replacing, and re-checking all fuses, I pulled the radio one more time, checked to see if there were something going on and it happened to be blowing the fuse in the back. When I checked that fuse and put it back in, it began flashing CODE. Whatever the reason, I'm happy to have a working radio again.
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Replaced battery. I have the original radio code card which the car is not accepting. Got locked in WAIT & was able to get back to code after taking a nice hour drive. Still did not accept code. Checked all fuses. Tried this idea of connecting the battery terminals which resulted in the dreaded WAIT code after only one attempt at the code. I guess I get to go for yet another hour drive? Anyone have any other ideas?
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