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Today’s Click and Clack in our paper related an attempt to jumpstart a car. The helped car’s radio won’t work any more. Everything else seems to be O.K. in both cars. My wife left her headlights on on foggy days quite frequently. After the battery died, her radio would never work until she entered a secret code. After the second time, she kept the code in the dash compartment so she would not have to go back to the dealer again. I finally bought a buzzer that would sound if she turned off the ignition with the lights on. Saved a lot of battery money! Maybe that is the problem with the Good Samaritan’s co worker’s radio? Maybe only certain foreign cars have that code for the radio to discourage break-ins and theft of radios? The daily paper here is The Sacramento Bee on November 9, 2012.