Reseting the antitheft audio system

Hello, I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, recently the fuse for my stereo system blew. i replaced it and now all the lights work i can eject and put in cds but because of the anti theft lock it thinks that the stereo had been removed. is there an easy way for me to fix this myself. I’m going on a 5 hour journey in a couple days and doing it without a stereo may cause me to go a little insane. Thank you in advance for your help.

Did you buy the car new? If so you should have the code somewhere to reset the radio. Check the owner’s manual.

I will not get hung up in your statement that “the anti-theft lock thinks the stero has been removed” because this is not the situation.

All you need to do is enter the theft code. If you do not know the code and this is a GM radio/CD player there is a procedure to get what can be called a “pre-code” by holding down a combination of the buttons on the face of the radio. Then you call the GM automated code service, follow the prompts,get a new code,input this code and you are unlocked.I have seen it where you input the theft code with the “hour” and “minute” buttons on the radio. Do a bit of “googling” using terms like “unlock code 2003 Pontiac Vibe” or “how to unlock a 2003 Pontiac Vibe radio” and you will get the procedure and the telephone number of the automated service. I used to do this many times a day but we had a number for Dealers and we had to enter our Dealer code for the unlock code but their is a system for the public. Perhaps the code is written on the last page of the owners manual (I used to do this at times).

15 seconds…thats convenient

I don’t like to do everything for people, I am one one of those “teach you to fish” instead of giving you the fish types, but to each his own.

Im thinking one thing is for sure and that would be that …Your set in your ways