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Old 08-24-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Question 1991 Spider Radio Code

I just got this 91 spider from my cousin and have been restoring it. It came to my attention that there was a certain "activation code" or something required for the stereo to work. If i could figure it out that would be sweet! Ive been told that you only get about 3 tries before it locks up. Ill attach a picture of the stereo, im not sure the make and model but hopefully somebody can help me out! Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:24 PM
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Try this thread... there's a phone number in it. It's quite old so I don't know if the info is still good, but it's a place to start
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...adio-code.html

1. Check the trunk
2. Check this thread http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/mila...adio-code.html
3. Check this phone number taken from the thread listed above (from 2009)
". . . this has come up before. call Ruth Ann at Alfa parts with the serial # of the radio and she can give you the code.
800-890-ALFA or 510-525-9435"

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:17 AM
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1991 alfa spider radio code

if you send me the model # and ser#,ON THE TOP OF THE clarion RADio,
i may be able to help you,
i have a code breaker cd for clarion.



to this email [email protected]

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:08 PM
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I have my radio code but if I enter it incorrectly, the radio locks up and won't accept any more inputs. Does anyone know how to reset this condition?
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what does the display read when you turn on the radio?
If it reads "431" then hold the am/fm button down for several seconds...........this might bring up the "code" display flashing on screen, then try entering the code (another guy with a 92 spider original radio/cassette tried this)

If not, it is likely now in lock out mode ("3 strikes and you're out", kind-a-thing!)
Sometimes just leaving the radio on for 24 hours will reset this.....
Sometimes the display has to read "code in" (if you can get that far), then U wait 24 hours.....

only then try to enter the correct code.

If that doesn't work, then you need to get the serial # off it and for sure someone out there will ahve a trick to cure the problem!

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Holding the AM/FM button for several seconds worked. Thanks for the help.

My radio was locked the display showed the 4 digit code I entered. The code was not the correct code, I was off in one digit (Fat Fingered it). I tried removing power for 24 hours but when I reapplied power, the incorrect code I entered was stilll there and the radio continued to be locked. However, I then tried depressing the "AM/FM" button for several seconds and the radio unlocked and the word "CODe" was displayed. Entering the correct code then unlocked the radio. Thanks for the advice.


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what does the display read when you turn on the radio?
If it reads "431" then hold the am/fm button down for several seconds...........this might bring up the "code" display flashing on screen, then try entering the code (another guy with a 92 spider original radio/cassette tried this)

If not, it is likely now in lock out mode ("3 strikes and you're out", kind-a-thing!)
Sometimes just leaving the radio on for 24 hours will reset this.....
Sometimes the display has to read "code in" (if you can get that far), then U wait 24 hours.....

only then try to enter the correct code.

If that doesn't work, then you need to get the serial # off it and for sure someone out there will ahve a trick to cure the problem!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:10 PM
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I dont know if this will work or not. I have the same problem. Just put a radio in and I dont have the code.

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Anyone have any information on this thread ? I realize this is old info but have just recently purchased a 91 with this issue.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:33 PM
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Radio codes for old Alfa

Per the above thread:

Call Ruth Ann at Alfa parts with the serial # of the radio and she can give you the code. 800-890-ALFA or 510-525-9435

She has codes for Clarion models, you need the serial number from the head unit (which may require removing the unit from the car to find) and the year.
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