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Can anyone please help? I was doing some work and disconnected the Battery on my 2002 corolla and now the radio is asking for a code. The radio is model w58802. I've read its probably 0000 or 1234 or the last 4 digits of vin. 

I don't want to enter wrong codes then maybe locking the unit forever. 

Does anyone know which code is correct or how I can obtain (ideally without charge would be good) 

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Have you tried taking the radio out? Usually people write the code on the inside of the radio, either on a piece of paper stuck to it, or just some pen on the metal.

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No haven't yet, is it easy enough to do? It looks like the air vents come out with radio would that be correct? 

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Hi Darren.

If you phone a Toyota main dealer and tell them you chassis code and reg. no. they may tell you the code down the phone for free.

Yes I believe if you enter the wrong code too many times it will lock you out of your radio.

Regards, Mike.

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Are you the original owner?  If not, it may be worth looking into any documentation you have. In the past I have written the code on the front of the service book, or just inside, also the car manual/entertainment manual (if separate).

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6 hours ago, Armyd said:

Can anyone please help? I was doing some work and disconnected the battery on my 2002 corolla and now the radio is asking for a code. The radio is model w58802. I've read its probably 0000 or 1234 or the last 4 digits of vin. 

I don't want to enter wrong codes then maybe locking the unit forever. 

Does anyone know which code is correct or how I can obtain (ideally without charge would be good) 

Would love to see a picture of that message as I have never heard of the old Corolla radios needing a security code.

Have had my Battery disconnected many times, even for an overnight charge,  but it never asked for any code when reconnected ....?

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This is news to me as well... I installed a DAB-tuner on a 2004 model a few weeks a go, and the oem radio did not ask for a code upon reconnection. Can you confirm that this is indeed the an oem radio? As many aftermarket units had the option to input a personal code that you then had to input each time the stereo lost power, and we saw lots of cases where the code that was input by a user...was either forgotten or not passed along when the car was sold on. 

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