Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-16-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,596
Super Tapedeck Theft Protection

My brother's 2006 SMB Sprinter has a tape deck, clearly a high theft item as it plays vintage cassettes... anyway, he disconnected his battery on the trip out here and the radio demands a 5-digit security code. 12345 (Sprinter Factory) doesn't work, and he can't imagine why he would have set it to anything else. Despite that it's now locked, making him wait 10 minutes or something each time he starts the van.

So... help me impress him with the forum, how do we reset it to factory or hack it? Ideally something that doesn't involve the dealer since it's about an hour away.
__________________

__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
spomo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kirkland WA
Posts: 125
Re: Super Tapedeck Theft Protection

Have you got and or checked the user manual. They should have put a card in there with the radio code on it.
__________________

spomo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 08:43 AM   #3
Site Team
 
WVvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,293
Re: Super Tapedeck Theft Protection

Found the following here: edmunds.com

Quote:
call this number 1-800-926-8254 and ask to be connected to the parts department. Give them the last 8 digits of your Vin number and they would be glad to accommodate you. I got mine this way.
Don't have a Sprinter so I can't check the validity of the info.
__________________
Open the pod bay doors Hal.

Once I exit Hal, this is what I do.
http://larry.wvnet.edu/~van/pics/lic...late-small.jpg
WWW.WVBIKE.ORG
WVvan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 09:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,596
Re: Super Tapedeck Theft Protection

Got it. I think it was Berry Sprinter, a Sprinter dealer from the phone conversation. They were totally cool about it- when I realized the 800# was a dealer I imagined at the least a heavy sigh from being asked about yet another radio code, but the guy didn't have any issue punching up the VIN and giving me the code.

Berry also has a published PDF, but it doesn't go as far as a late-year 2006 VIN (apparently), so for us it was the phone number that did it.

http://www.berrysprinter.com/radio%20code.pdf



This topic is now about how stupid it is to have a unique 5 digit PIN for a tape deck which is also (I'm told) printed on the back of the very radio unit itself.
__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
Site Team
 
WVvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,293
Re: Super Tapedeck Theft Protection

Just checked out his web page. The Sprinter owners on the forum might find it of use.
Quote:
Millions of OEM Sprinter Parts shipped directly to your home or place of business. Now you can look up your own parts, order them on our secure server and track the order right to your front door !!!!
http://www.berrysprinter.com/
__________________
Open the pod bay doors Hal.

Once I exit Hal, this is what I do.
http://larry.wvnet.edu/~van/pics/lic...late-small.jpg
WWW.WVBIKE.ORG
WVvan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.