Locked RDS radio problem

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    Locked RDS radio problem

    I've installed a Delco RDS radio with a CD player in a 2005 Chevy SIlverado. The radio indicates "LOCKED".One GMC dealer tried to unlock the radio using the Tech II scanner/reader. No luck. The radio wouldn't "talk" to the scanner. Another service manager at another GM dealer told me that this is a problem. Six car/truck radios he has had in his shop within the last month have been almost impossible to unlock. Each time the customer was charged $75.00 regardless of whether the radio was unlocked. This manager said they had talked to GM technical people without luck. He blames the problem on the body control module. GM needs to do better than this- I certainly expect better. A perfectly good and expensive radio is useless while locked.Is GM trying to force people to not buy their radios?Does anyone out there have better technical skills than the delaers I've spoken with?Or is there someone at GM who can provide technical assistance to address this problem?Thanks for your input.

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    Re: Locked RDS radio problem

    I think one of the reasons this was done was to combat the factory radios from being stolen and easily installed into other cars. Now theres a hiccup with this particular radio...

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    Re: Locked RDS radio problem

    your radio needs to be reprogrammed and the vin will relearn,this can be done providing the radio you have is compatible with your truck.some trucks have amps some dont depends on what you had to start with.Ive done this lots of times ,im a chevy tech with 18 years exp. most likely either your radio wont work or they dont know how to do it.

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    Re: Locked RDS radio problem

    Hi Scooter, I just bought an RDS Delco radio to replace the original in my 2000 Pontiac Montana. Its the exact radio, and I received the VIN# to the vehicle it came from. How do I re-program this radio so I can unlock it. It says the time and "LOCKED" under the time. None of the ways to get the code works. Holding down #2 and #3 doesnt work at all...
    HELP!

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