Safe Mode for Vauxhall Corsa CD Player

May 10, 2008

A step by step guide how to sort out the issue when your cd/radio player has somehow ended up in safe mode, this worked for me for my Vauxhall Corsa. Ther reason why my cd player went to safe mode was my car battery was disconnected and the fuse was taken out and it had gone into SAFE mode and I was not able to put my code in.

The answer to my riddle is below:

Vauxhall Corsa Cd/Radio Player

1) Turn radio off
2) Start engine
3) Press and hold down AS button
4) Turn On radio WHILE holding down the AS button until there is a beep
5) Dial the code using the 1, 2, 3, 4 keys (eg: 1234 would be 1 once, 2 twice, 3 three times and 4 four times)
6) Press and hold AS button for approx 5 seconds

There you have it, your cd/radio player should be working again, hope this is some help to all.


162 Responses to “Safe Mode for Vauxhall Corsa CD Player”

  1. stuart on November 28th, 2008 8:28 pm

    is there an override code for the standard vauxhall sterio or does anyone know how to sort out the speedo and the little light that appears when i put an lg sterio in

  2. chris casey on December 25th, 2008 1:44 am

    stereo on safe 4 , got code , how can i sort it withouy waitin 640 mins ? car battery is now dead !! please find me a solution quick

  3. Riksta on May 8th, 2009 9:57 am

    thanks your life saver lol. this worked perfectly for me the first time great advice thanks :)

  4. suleman azim on June 29th, 2009 1:53 pm

    ive gt my serial number how do i get my code?

  5. Mapte on July 2nd, 2009 3:16 pm

    Hiya just want to say the instructions on this post are brilliant. My radio was in a SAFE mode even when I had the code and I tried instructions on many other sites, but cudn’t unlock it. It was only after reading the instructions on this page I managed to ‘unsafe’ it. So a huge thanks !

  6. admin on July 2nd, 2009 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the comments, please tell many as you can about the site so we can keep delivering good content.

  7. adam fell on July 11th, 2009 3:51 pm

    thnk u m8 that woked spot on youth

  8. katie on August 2nd, 2009 8:19 pm

    hiyaa, how do u find/or get the code?

  9. admin on August 4th, 2009 9:20 am

    hi Katie, you may need to find a website which helps you find the code for your particular cd/radio player. What is the make of your player?

  10. Richard on September 19th, 2009 9:34 am

    Cheers, helped me out loads there!!!!

  11. TRACY FREEMAN on November 24th, 2009 7:08 pm

    thank u sooooo much! cant believe ive bn drivin without music 4 so long when it has bn that simple 2 correct. ur a star!

  12. Ryan on December 16th, 2009 3:22 pm

    Thanks alot great help can finally listen to music while i drive again.

  13. john parker on December 19th, 2009 1:33 pm

    corsa radio on safe, have not been able to put in code, swapped for two other radios, no power, can anyone help, have checked fuses, all seem ok

  14. Kris ritchings on December 25th, 2009 3:56 pm

    Please admin can you help me, my corsa radio code is 4009 but I only have 6 buttons, 1,2,3,4,5,6…. So how do I put the “0″ in?? My battery was disconnected and now says SAFE. i have a corsa 2003 Sxi.

  15. admin on December 25th, 2009 10:37 pm

    hi, is tthe button missing or did it come without a “0″? if missing can you use a pin to click on it? otherwise take it to your local dealer or some garage.

  16. Adam Wells on January 13th, 2010 10:35 pm

    What handbook is the code in? WHat happens if i cant find my code?

  17. Laura on January 15th, 2010 10:10 pm

    I got the code for my radio from vauxhall but i cant enter it in the radio,

    Ive tried the above and it remains in safe mode, it doesnt ask me for the code.

    i have not had any attempts at entering the code

    I also tried to leave my radio on for as long as possible to reset it, it turns itself off after an hour.

    what else can i try?

  18. Gerry on January 19th, 2010 9:55 am

    I have my code and my corsa radio is in safe mode. However I only have 6 keys 1 to 6 and my code is 9874. How do I enter numbers greater than 6?

  19. lucie on January 24th, 2010 11:50 am

    i need help aswell my CD player make is CDR 2005 seimens VDO
    I’ve tried looking on the internet but i can only find out how to put the code in and not how to find the code.

    can anyone help me as it killing me to not have my CD player on

  20. Daniel on January 25th, 2010 11:38 am

    just bought a shitty W reg corsa with a Blaupunkt radio tape player haha.
    anyone know the code for this type of corsa and how to put it in.


  21. Smurf on January 25th, 2010 8:32 pm

    Gerry, you have to press the 1 button 9 times, the 2 button 8 times etc.

  22. obrian on February 19th, 2010 2:49 am

    where do u get the code from , i hav a car pass, with 2 codes , a security code and cd chnger type/code, and neither of these work, i have 8 attempts left, i dont have the radio type code that field is empty on the car pass card. please email back soon wher i can get this code from . thanks!!!!!!

  23. Dave on February 27th, 2010 10:36 am

    Was starting to flap because I was told just to hold the ‘AS’ Button. Took your advice and it worked first time!! Thanks for the advice and keep up the good work.

  24. fk on March 3rd, 2010 10:31 pm

    I have followed the instructions above, but I don’t get a beep or options to enter a code!can anyone help please?

  25. asa on March 23rd, 2010 9:33 am

    cheers great advice. fk r you holding down the as button while you turn radio on. dont work if you turn it on then press it.

  26. ken chambers on March 27th, 2010 3:27 pm

    I ahve a vauxhall car pass with
    Radio Type/Code 06001878.
    Is 1878 the Radio Code?

  27. Ed Glenn on March 30th, 2010 9:06 am


    I have a V reg corsa, ust saying safe, is the radio code nto individual to each car?


  28. admin on March 31st, 2010 9:11 pm

    Yes each corsa has its own code

  29. Chantelle on April 7th, 2010 9:17 pm

    Vauxhall told me to leave it on and it will time out….never happened.

    This method worked PERFECTLY. Thank-you

  30. Robert on April 21st, 2010 12:24 pm

    worked for me mate after a wee bit of messing about

  31. David Barr on May 20th, 2010 5:39 pm

    Can anyone help, my daughter baught a second hand vauxhall from tha car auctions but the cd was on safe when she shitched it on. I have managed to get the radio out from instructions i found on the web. there are two bar coded on the body of the radio.

    BAR CODE ; 9022 214 0975800

    BAR CODE; 0C3 0141 1033924

    The make I think is GM VDO 326559176
    NO: 24 469306
    TYPE: DCR2005 (E)
    Large print is letters UY8

    is there a way to get a safe code from this info?

    Any Help please


  32. Maxxx on May 27th, 2010 3:21 pm

    I tried the method above, turn off radio, start engine hold down as button, then turn radio on…..NO beep or anything to say type in code, only 10 safe comes up? anybody help ive had it up to here with this now. Thanks

  33. Alison Brown on May 27th, 2010 9:21 pm

    Hi, my battery was disconnected and the radio is now on safe mode, i do not know the code and dont know how to take the radio out as i’m not very technical and don’t really know about cars, is there any other way of finding out the code other than taking the radio out. thanks

  34. Kate on June 7th, 2010 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this! Worked brilliantly first time :-)

  35. Maria T on June 9th, 2010 4:21 pm

    My mother’s Corsa is 1.7 DTI Sport version and has a interesting radio that can’t be put out without a special tool – as that is expensive to do we’ve tried your method but, it enters in SAFE mode and there is no 9 in front on that word – second thing it has 6 numbered buttons so at first we’ve tried with all of them and realized that after pressing 4 times 4 it haven’t counted button 5 and button 6 – when we’ve holded button AS – it have entered in next Safe mode – 8 SAFE and we’ve repeated with process and it have entered in 7 SAFE mode – than my mother have panicked out and have said to me – I don’t wanna throw this radio ! :) and she’s stopped to enter the codes.. what to do?

  36. Arran on June 10th, 2010 2:20 pm

    I’ve done exactly what you said but it failed to work. I put key in ignition turned CD player off, started engine, held AS while turning CD player on and nothing happened. Its getting a tad frustrating cz i’ve followed the instructions on here and the instructions in the hand book. I’m beginning to think my whole unit is knackered

  37. jude on June 22nd, 2010 2:36 pm

    I just got my corsa stereo out of safe mode by a mechanic at vauxhall dealership. This is what he did.

    Turned igniton on
    Turned radio off (ie pressed button in)
    Held AS button in and turned radio on
    Kept finger on AS button
    The safe mode display went from SAFE to four dashes eg – - – -
    Then he tapped in code eg 1 2 3 4 (with finger still on AS button)
    You should have re-activated stereo now so can let go of AS button.

    Four months of silence over!!!! Hope this helps someone to unlock theirs :)

  38. louise on July 9th, 2010 12:51 pm

    i bought a second hand corsa and dont have the code to take my radio out of safe mode how do i get this code??

  39. Gemma on July 9th, 2010 6:03 pm

    I just got a vauxhall corsa elegance, the CD player is in safe mode and says it needs a 4 didgit code to unlock.
    The garage i brought the car from is trying to contact the old owner for this code, but is there any other way i can get it working if they dont manage to contact him?

  40. Martin on July 29th, 2010 6:35 pm

    I can’t turn my radio off!! Holding the power button does nothing, it just stays in SAFE mode. Holding AS button changes nothing either. Any advice anyone?

  41. janis on August 1st, 2010 12:12 am

    a ken how to get to type in the code but the only thing is aye dont no the code to type in any 1 help….

  42. Wendy on August 2nd, 2010 11:06 am

    Thank you so much,followed your instructions step by step and it worked straight away! Thanks for the excellant advice.

  43. louise on August 6th, 2010 8:40 am

    thanks this worked a treat, after being told the only way to reset it was to leave the cd player on over night. I did this and flattened the battery! Thanks again :)

  44. sam on August 11th, 2010 12:05 pm

    thanks, for the advice i did as info given above, but than i panicked and from 10 safe mode its gone down to 7 safe and i turned the ignition off. Now i started to repeat the process but it doesnt let me do it, can you help me what should i do?? thanks

  45. kyle watson on August 17th, 2010 6:17 pm

    Hey, how do you get the safe mode off?

  46. linda on September 5th, 2010 1:46 pm

    hi bought a corsa and the cd playeris on 7 safe mode tried to get it off but cant can someone help mr

  47. Ian on September 9th, 2010 10:02 am

    I have a 52 plate Corsa life, my CD/Radio has been in safe mode for about 6 months, where do i get the code from? Or s the 1234 above a generic one which will work for all modes? I need my musinc back! Would any oter car audio shops be able to help?

  48. paul on September 16th, 2010 5:20 pm

    fantastic, this worked an absolute treat CHEERS

  49. Richard on September 23rd, 2010 3:31 pm

    got a corsa with a blaupunkt car 2003 radio. have the code for it. just says safe. haven’t herd no beep so haven’t even got to putting in the code. how do i know how many attemps its had? or how long i have to sit here with the ignition/engine on? do i just turn the engine and radio on and wait till safe clears or does it automatically show the 4 dashes when the waiting times up?

  50. Tea Dress : on October 26th, 2010 8:32 am

    CD Players are nice but today we have DVD players and Blu-ray players that are even nicer -.;

  51. M KHAIR on October 30th, 2010 2:20 pm

    I KEEP HOLDING the as bitton but no beep what i see jus 10- – -

  52. Donna on November 2nd, 2010 9:34 pm

    Hi I have a Vauxhall Vectra which died on me yesterday, had new battery fitted, not giving it a thought that I would then need a code to reset radio! Where do I get this from, I’ve checked all the bumf that came with the car but nothing. I was also conned on another website by submitting a payment they would help, well after paying the help that was given was “contact the main vauxhall dealers” – great that helped and I paid for that bit of advice!!! What a mug, anyway if anyone can come up with any better solutions, would be eternally grateful.

  53. Lingerie sets · on November 13th, 2010 10:34 am

    i prefer to buy those cd players with anti-shock mounts because they are much better ,*”

  54. Rick Baker on November 15th, 2010 1:24 pm

    anybody have any clue on how to find the cd player code? i dont really have a service history book or a manual, its for a Vauxhall Corsa 2001 SXI

  55. joanne on November 18th, 2010 8:06 am

    thank goodness for the internet
    your instructions worked a treat and far simpler than were explained to me by the staff who sold me the car!
    thanks for the music – literally

  56. Carike on November 29th, 2010 12:43 pm

    Thank you for the advise. It was easy & simple to use. I got it right with my first attempt! Thanks

  57. mark on December 8th, 2010 7:21 pm

    Fantastic!! Worked a treat 1st go. My wife will be chuffed now that she can have some tunes in her new car. Many thanks.

  58. Elsie on December 11th, 2010 2:14 pm

    Hi i have a vauxhall 2003 and have been told the stereo code is 1872 but its nt working!

    Sn gm020332158894 / 7649 200 325 can anyone help?

  59. anna on December 12th, 2010 11:13 pm

    thank you , have not had music in our car for a month!!
    a lovely christmas present
    :) )))

  60. Kevin on December 22nd, 2010 7:31 pm

    I realise now i have the wrong code for my corsa after holding down the AS button and the ‘on’ button together use to get an audio tone then i was able to enter a code, but now the display shows i have 7 attempts left but the audio tone does not sound, the number 7 shows next to the safe display and im unable to enter any code even after waiting the rellevant time, please help!

  61. steve on December 24th, 2010 11:37 am


  62. Pat on December 27th, 2010 9:27 pm

    Thanks for the info, worked a treat, have now written these instructions in the haynes manual for the car along with the radio code

  63. Hayley on January 4th, 2011 1:26 pm

    I’m the same as the two people above, i put it in 3 times and now it just says 7 safe without anything else! I rang up the garage and they said it has a time delay but i’ve left it for 2 weeks and its still the same! Please help!!!

  64. michael on January 11th, 2011 9:56 am

    hi i tried this and it worked for me 1st time my wife is really pleased ive sorted it now she can listen to her music again thanks

  65. Rob on January 27th, 2011 5:07 pm

    Basically what everyone’s sayin is how do you get the code without having to pay?!! If you think a website has this then whats the name of the website??!!! I think we all know how to put the code in!!

  66. Nadeem on January 29th, 2011 8:14 pm

    hi, i am having the same problem here. radio stuck on 7 SAFE and won’t let me enter another code even after leaving the keys turn to position 1 and radio on for a whole night.
    plz help

  67. Caroline on February 7th, 2011 4:16 pm

    This worked a treat :-) thanks a lot!!!!

  68. martyn on February 8th, 2011 1:31 pm

    hi, i am having the same problem here. radio stuck on 7 SAFE and won’t let me enter another code even after leaving and radio off for a whole night.

  69. Alli on February 9th, 2011 10:13 pm


    How do I get one? Mine is on SAFE too.


  70. ashleigh on March 7th, 2011 5:14 pm

    7 SAFE is the problem here too, help please

  71. Miles on March 13th, 2011 12:53 pm

    Also stuck on 7 SAFE, any ideas please?

  72. Reddharma on March 16th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Switch on the ignition. Just get all your dash lights up — turned to position 1. No need to run the engine. Make sure radio is OFF. (Radio off = button IN, Radio on = button OUT. If “SAFE” is showing, the radio is on.)

    Switch on the radio WHILE HOLDING DOWN down the AS button. You will hear a beep. A number indicating how many code tries you have left — followed by 4 dashes — should then be displayed (e.g., 10 – - – -).
    Let go of the AS key and enter your radio code using keys 1-4.
    For example, if your code is 0123….
    Using key 1, press it once to obtain “0″.
    Press key 2 twice to obtain “1″.
    Press key 3 three times to obtain “2″.
    Press key 4 four times to obtain “3″.
    Now, press the AS key again and hold it in until you hear a beep, which shows that your code has been entered. Your radio will find it’s stations and you’re away.

    Each time you get it wrong, the waiting time increases before you can attempt re-entering the code. Unfortunately, “waiting” is with the ignition ON. If you’re on 3 SAFE, and to prevent a dead battery, will it work by driving around for 3 hours with the radio displaying “SAFE”? — it’s worth a try. 7SAFE needs 20 mins before you can try again. Try to run the above sequence properly!

    Attempt 1 – wait 10 secs. (Display shows 10SAFE)
    Attempt 2 – wait 10 secs. (Display shows 9SAFE)
    Attempt 3 – wait 10 mins. (Display shows 8SAFE)
    Attempt 4 – wait 20 mins. (Display shows 7SAFE)
    Attempt 5 – wait 40 mins. (Display shows 6SAFE)
    Attempt 6 – wait 80 mins. (1 hr 20 mins) (Display shows 5SAFE)
    Attempt 7 – wait 160 mins. (2 hrs 40 mins) (Display shows 4SAFE)
    Attempt 8 – wait 320 mins. (5 hrs 20 mins) (Display shows 3SAFE)
    Attempt 9 – wait 640 mins. (10 hrs 40 mins) (Display shows 2SAFE)

  73. steven on March 19th, 2011 6:38 pm

    Hi my corsa cd player is like i dont have one only thing up is time and date ive tryed the code nufin is happening don`t know what to do next if you can help me please let me know thanks

  74. Jim on March 22nd, 2011 8:51 pm

    My daughter’s Corsa had CD in SAFE mode. Followed instructions at top DigiBritian. Fabulous, worked 1st try. Thank you.

  75. Shannon on March 25th, 2011 7:33 pm

    Im Putting in my code i have been giving by Vauxhall Garage and is still not accepting my code. I now only have 4 attempts left. Is there a way to fix this? Or do i need to go back to Vauxhall.

  76. Shannon on March 25th, 2011 7:33 pm

    Im Putting in my code i have been giving by Vauxhall Garage and is still not accepting my code. I now only have 4 attempts left. Is there a way to fix this? Or do i need to go back to Vauxhall.

  77. dan on April 2nd, 2011 11:31 am

    Yo! Instructions worked well. Took a while to find code, it should be on a card ‘car pass’ in the cars handbook somewhhre. Its the cd type key, not security code.

  78. Pete on April 8th, 2011 2:59 pm

    Cheers Mate searched the whole manual for these instructions…its not in there …this worked first time “champion post”

  79. Karen on April 10th, 2011 6:34 am

    I am 0 attempts left and it won’t let me type any numbers in now….what can i do now??? PLEASE HELP !!!!!!

  80. Abbeygayle on April 19th, 2011 5:02 pm

    I just want to say a HUGE thanks for this advice!! The garages around here wanted to charge me near enough £20 just for them to make a phone call to find out my code, then wanted me to pay them more to put the code in! Through coming on this site its cost me nothing and ive got my radio back!!! Couldnt be much happier!!!! :)

  81. sandy on April 21st, 2011 4:40 pm

    how do i input the code 2287 into my vauxhall corsa which is sitting at safe mode after a dead battery. Please help!!!

  82. sandy on April 21st, 2011 4:48 pm

    just to clarify my radio only has 6 numbers 1-6. Not sure how to input 8 or7. I hope i can get this to work as i really miss my music. X

  83. Jodie on May 6th, 2011 2:21 pm

    You do not need a button 7 or 8 wherever that number is you use that button so say it’s 3rd you push the number 3 button 8 times hope that helps.

  84. Tana on May 8th, 2011 10:55 pm

    You can find the code in your car manual book case. This work perfectly, thanks for sharing the information!!

  85. Dee on May 9th, 2011 2:10 pm

    Hi, I have just bought a Zafira from the auction with flat battery but now I have started the car the radio is stock on 1 Safe. I have tried your instruction above but still no difference. Can you please help. Yes i have the radio’s code but CD player is stuck in 1 SAFE mode……Please Help

  86. lisa on May 17th, 2011 8:55 am

    can anyone help!

    i have a second hand 2003 vauxhall corsa but there is no power what so ever going to the radio!

    the previous owner said they had changed the battery so i will need to entre the code but nothing at all is coming up saying safe mode..power to the whole stereo is dead!

  87. skins3 on May 20th, 2011 11:08 am

    thank you millions……worked 1st time…..hubby couldnt sort it, but thanks to u…..i did it. woo hoo….music :)

  88. KHUDA BAKHSH on May 24th, 2011 8:45 pm

    hi i just say BIG BIGthankyou FOR THIS ADVICE for help me to unlock radio code my vauxhal corsa .code in safe mode i tray once and my car radio start .i would say again thankyou are help me and save my mony £35 and time TIME IS BIG MONY IN UK FAST LIFE YOU ARE MY LIFE SAVER.THANKYOU.

  89. Mike R on May 26th, 2011 9:08 am

    Hi, can you help, CD player not working, have been advised to remove and refit power /fuse however this will mean I will need code once reconnected, I dont have the code or serial number of radio / CD unit, how can I remove it from the dash to find the number?


  90. martin gower on May 30th, 2011 4:29 pm

    vauxhall corsa 2004 – disconnected battery – connected battery back – radio/cd comes up as safe (no number) – tried to enter code by turning radio on with car running -pressed as button at same time – no beep – could hear power (cd going round) – just keeps coming up safe. Any advice?

  91. Moh Mandair on June 7th, 2011 10:32 am

    Thanks for your advise.Entered the code successfully.Thanks again.

  92. Moh Mandair on June 7th, 2011 10:34 am

    Thanks for the advise. Entered code successfully.

  93. sam Phipps on June 19th, 2011 7:02 pm

    just wondering if ANYONE can help. my son used my Corsa (which has a CDR2005) in it he put his own stereo in and now i have it back i would like to put the CDR2005 back, its in safe mode and he has lost the code! browsed the web and it seems that model is not available for free! Help!!!

  94. chris on July 8th, 2011 8:14 pm

    hi there just purchased a 2001 corsa but the stereo (CDR2005 VDO) is in safe mode and i do not have the car pass with code on, i have taken the stereo out of the vehicle only to find some numpty has peeled the sticker off with model number and information on only code i got is the engraved serial number GM020521650007. Can you help or do i need to go to vauxhall for them to sort it?

    any help will be much appreciated

  95. ricky on July 9th, 2011 8:00 pm

    thanks alot for the help my friend, took 2 mins to fix :) for all thos asking for the code number. if you still have the wallet with all the manuals in then find the card that say ‘ car pass’ or sumtthing along those lines, look on the back and it will have the code on there ;)

  96. Jeff on July 11th, 2011 8:32 am

    Hi I have a vauxhall xorsa my battery has been disconnected and i need to enter a my radio/cd code, part of my code number are higher then 6 how do I enter it

  97. katie on July 13th, 2011 11:21 am

    hi i have a CDR2005 VDO radio in my corsa its saying safe 7 but when i try to enter the code there is no beeping tone and i also have waited the right time for it to reset its self and still nothing any ideas i can try next thanks

  98. christine on July 22nd 2011 on July 22nd, 2011 8:27 pm

    I have the same problem as Katie above….saying 7 safe. I have followed the waiting time and then trying to but do not get a beep so that I can enter the code. Do you have any other ideas please… thanx

  99. ian on July 29th, 2011 4:39 pm

    when it says 7 safe you must turn the ignition on and leave it on, then press the as button and hold it in, then turn on the radio whilst still holding the AS button in untill it bleeps and says 7 safe. then leave it stand with the ignition on for 10 mins or so and the dashes will eventually come up so you can enter your code, make sure you have the right code otherwise when you fail it goes to 6 safe then you have to wait 20 plus minutes and so on. good luck.

  100. David on August 21st, 2011 9:51 am

    I have a CDR 2005 which is in safe mode. I have the code and have tried following the process in the manual the problem is the on/off button is not switching the radio off when I put the ignition on. The radio is permanently on. Any advice?

  101. Georgi Valkov on August 28th, 2011 5:37 pm

    I have a CDR 2005 which is in safe mode. I have the code and have tried following the process in the manual the problem is the on/off button is not switching the radio off when I put the ignition on. The radio is permanently on. Any advice?

  102. Penny on September 8th, 2011 1:31 pm

    I have a CDR 2005 also with it stuck on 7 safe, I do not have the code and can’t find it anywhere, and Vauxhall want to charge 25 just to get the code, any ideas where i can get a code without having to pay??

  103. John on September 11th, 2011 11:00 pm

    Hi, Penny.

    Not sure there is a free way to get the code as i believe they are unique to your stereo. You’d need to take the stero out and get the serial number off the bottom of stereo, take that to a local vauxhall dealer and they should get your unique code off their database using the seriel number, usually costs £10.

  104. kimi on September 16th, 2011 8:27 pm

    I got the code for my radio from vauxhall but i cant enter it in the radio,

    Ive tried the above and it remains in safe mode, it doesnt ask me for the code.

    i have not had any attempts at entering the code

    I also tried to leave my radio on for as long as possible to reset it, it turns itself off after an hour.

    what else can i try?

  105. c on September 18th, 2011 5:59 pm

    I’ve had this problem before and the above instructions worked no bother, but this time its happened I’m just getting safe mode and haven’t had any attempts as it won’t let me, same as u kimi.

  106. silviu on October 27th, 2011 11:09 pm

    Amazing stuff, thanks man. it worked perfectly

  107. Morag on November 15th, 2011 7:38 pm

    Please can anyone help me

    Just had work done on my car and now my radio is stuck on SAFE mode and on attempt 7 . My car pass has been lost and I need a code can anyone help me with this?

    car is 2003 model

    Thank you

  108. Joey on November 26th, 2011 11:54 am

    I have a blaupunkt car 2003. And.can not get it out of safe mode. Iv tried holding the as button when turning it on. But no luck?

  109. eddie on November 26th, 2011 6:30 pm

    Hi all,

    I’ve got the car pass and I wasn’t sure what code to put in.. I’ve tried the radio code, security code and I’m not getting anywhere. Could this be that someones changed the head unit itself to another vauxhall head unit?

    Which code on the card is what is needed?


  110. G on January 21st, 2012 4:38 am

    Hi all experts,

    I have got the problem with my vauxhall astra radio code, I do beleive that there have been 3 wrong code attemts in this radio and now it is showing in SAFE mode and it isn’t showing anything else even I have awaited 640 minutes long.

    Greatly appreciated for your help in this matter.

    Mr G

  111. Glen on February 3rd, 2012 10:32 pm

    Iv got a Blaupunkt car 2003, its in safe and iv tried entering my cars security code of 6449 and it won’t work. I no its correct because I had the transponder keys set using it. Is there another code I need to get??? Many thanks

  112. Jess on February 6th, 2012 6:53 pm

    I have a radio code and a security code which one is it? Because I’m on 7safe now and I don’t want to have to wait even longer to put my code in if it’s wrong!! Can’t deal without music!

  113. sam on February 13th, 2012 4:22 pm

    Hi really need some help! I have a vauxhall corsa, bought 2nd hand, needed clutch fixed but now radio says safe. i’ve asked previous owners for code but they don’t know it. i’ve pressed the AS button and turned on and it says 10 _ _ _ _
    does this mean it is locked forever?! please help!!!!

  114. Anne on February 23rd, 2012 6:32 pm

    HELP my stereo is stuck on 7 safe tried everything that was
    suggested and still nothing really getting angry with it nw

  115. Anne on February 23rd, 2012 6:33 pm

    HELP my stereo is stuck on 7 safe tried everything that was
    suggested and still nothing really getting angry with it nw
    It’s an Opel vectra 2003 model please help me

  116. May on February 24th, 2012 8:39 pm

    Ive just bought a 2000 second hand corsa. there is no manual with it and my radios on safe. how do i get a code for free, obviously skint after just buying the car.????

  117. amanda on March 8th, 2012 7:09 pm

    woo hoo thanks for this info ive been driiving around with any stereo for four months coz it was in safe mode, how easy was that ! cheers

  118. levani on March 24th, 2012 9:41 am

    I have the same problem.
    When i switch Ignition on SAFE comes up on display.
    I’ve tried switching radio off, holding AS but there is never any beep and SAFE just stays on the display.
    There is no number behind/infront of SAFE, just SAFE.
    Please help!

  119. Dom on March 25th, 2012 1:06 pm

    Hi, I don’t know if this forum is still active, but my 03 corsa c is on safe mode 6, I understand a certain time has to be waited, but it’s been like 3 days, does the radio have to be on for 40 minutes straight for this to work?

  120. victoria on April 2nd, 2012 10:28 am

    My car went into safe mode after the battery went flat, had a look in the manual and follow the steps(the dealer which i bought the car off clearly didnt give me the card with code on) but i hear no beeping so only option is to speak to a Vauxall Dealership who said that they can give me the another code if i get the serial number oft he side of the radio myself and this would be £18 + VAT and they send it out next working day, or i can book/bring it in and they would do it but it would cost more, ridiculous price!

  121. dave on April 6th, 2012 11:44 am

    if the radio on my combo van is showing just safe ( with no number first ) when trying to retune, does that mean i have used up all 10 attempts or am i doing something wrong

  122. Ian on April 18th, 2012 7:16 pm

    I have the same problem.
    When i switch Ignition on SAFE comes up on display.
    I’ve tried switching radio off, holding AS but there is never any beep and SAFE just stays on the display.
    There is no number behind/infront of SAFE, just SAFE.
    Please help!

  123. Shab on May 4th, 2012 9:51 pm

    I have vauxhall corsa 02 sxi, the stereo is in safe mode but it does not turn off.. So i cant hold the ‘as’ button to do the password.

    Can anyone tell me any other way to turn it off? I press the volume but it does not switch off.. HELP!!??

  124. LjP on May 6th, 2012 5:31 pm

    Hi all with the 7 safe prob, had it myself, left the radio on displaying 7safe then after a time not sure how long but not longer than 30mins it cleared to —- did it whilst driving so engine was running then entered a different code, am down to 6 safe haha…¿;-)

  125. Zak on May 9th, 2012 12:39 am

    Hi I have a prpblem. I’m trying to enter the security code in to my car radio. I just entered the code for my radio without any problem. The problem is that the screen shows M Safe”. I may have entered the wrong code by accident what. Do you do iac

  126. Phil on May 9th, 2012 11:02 am

    This unlocked my corsa stereo, good advice.

  127. Liam on May 23rd, 2012 11:54 am

    I’ve owned a Vauxhall Astra SXi 2.0TD (2001) from new – Radio is Philips CAR400.
    The car was SORN’d for 6 months, and when I came to get it back on the road, there were problems with the battery (Original Vauxhall one!) holding charge, so I replaced it with an ‘off the shelf’ HD battery.
    Since that the radio went to SAFE mode – as per intructions (and as I have done before with other vauxhalls I’ve owned) I submitted the 4 digit code (still got all my documentation, so code is correct!) but it didn’t recognize it….tried 3 times, just to make sure I wasn’t submitting code incorrectly, but all to no avail! As the code is correct, it seems pointless to contact Vauxhall, because they will just supply me with the same (unique) code…..which doesn’t work!! Are there any former Vauxhall mechanics, or Philips employees, or ‘hi-fi’ experts out there who know if there is a generic ‘over-ride’ code that I could use – or even a method of ‘cheating’ the machine into working? (I did hear that if you place your stereo in a freezer overnight it will ‘clear-down’ the code – but don’t want to bother trying this if it’s just an ‘old wives tale’!!)
    Any advice much appreciated……..

  128. chris on May 23rd, 2012 4:03 pm

    got a 2201 corsa c with blaupunkt 2003 f stereo init got keycode on pass thing but as i turn stereo on it comes on but doesnt illuminate anythin on dash jus goes blank holding as button down and that getting the bleep n would probably work if i could see the safe part n code but nothing coming up any ideas?

  129. Louise on June 9th, 2012 6:24 pm

    Hi. Need help with my 2005 Corsa! Battery died and stereo has not worked since.
    I assume it’s in safe mode but I can’t get the radio to turn on or off or display SAFE, so can’t follow instructions above.

    Very frustrating. Can anyone help? Any ideas much appreciated.


  130. Nagesh V on June 16th, 2012 1:31 am

    Hi Admin,

  131. Nagesh V on June 16th, 2012 1:34 am

    Hi Admin,
    I have an Vectra C 2003 model Car and the Audit system that I got in the system in Philips CCR 2006. Recently we changed the battery and the audio system is not working. When I press Power and AS button it says “1Safe” and does not proceed Ahead. Requesting you to help me out with this so that i can listen to music when i drive.
    I have the code and the Audit system is not giving me an option to input the code.

  132. Woody on June 22nd, 2012 3:35 pm

    Hi need help, the code i got does not take the stero out of safe mode, doe this mean the code is wrong for this stero,

  133. AKS on July 6th, 2012 6:43 pm


  134. AVINASH SONI on July 7th, 2012 5:44 pm

    Hi Admin,
    I have an Vectra C 2003 model Car and the Audit system that I got in the system in Philips CCR 2006. Recently we changed the battery and the audio system is not working. When I press Power and AS button it says “1Safe” and does not proceed Ahead. Requesting you to help me out with this so that i can listen to music when i drive.
    I have the code and the Audit system is not giving me an option to input the code.

  135. Stephanie on July 16th, 2012 8:40 am

    Ive got a corsa sxi reg 53 need code for my radio anyone help

  136. jackies on August 9th, 2012 10:51 am

    My 03 corsa is in safe mode and radio will not turn off so cannot press AS button and turn radio on can anybody help please.

  137. sharlene on September 9th, 2012 9:58 am

    i have bought a used vauxhall vectra energy 04 i was giving the wrong code at first for cd player as was in safe mode so i am now down to 5 SAFE i now have the right code if i was to disconnect the battery again would it go back to 10 Safe and let me re-enter code straight away instead of waiting over an hour & half with ignition on ? thanks

  138. Jono on October 2nd, 2012 11:02 pm

    Sam if you are still using this forum 10—– means it is waiting for the code

  139. Ray Brown on October 5th, 2012 9:21 pm

    just bought vauxhall vectra radio showing 7 safe got car passs but wont let me enter code no beep sounding any help appricieated thanks

  140. Soufian on October 7th, 2012 6:15 am

    I got a vauxhall corsa second hand.
    My radio got deleted,i typed the wrong passcode 3 times.
    I have 7 attempts left.
    I do not know my code.
    What can i do?The garage was fixing my clutch and when i got it back the radio wasn’t working,
    Should i change the radio cassette?i would i still need the code?
    Should i take it back to the garage?
    Thank you

  141. marie on October 17th, 2012 10:17 pm

    thank you so much,it worked first time :-)

  142. jacob on October 21st, 2012 8:56 am

    My 2001 corsa sxi is in safe mode. Stereo will not turn off meaning i cannot press AS button and power button sequence. I do have my 4 digit code. Any ideas???

  143. Scott on October 23rd, 2012 12:42 pm

    I have a corsa c 03 life with a cdr 2005 cd player what is the code to unlock it as i recently bought it at auction i dont have the passcard. My reg is Kg53jjL . Thanks for ur help

  144. Marv on October 29th, 2012 9:02 pm

    Worked for my Signum mate – life saver thank you

  145. Claire on November 4th, 2012 9:31 am

    Hi don’t no if anybody can help me?
    I have a Corsa c 1.2 03 reg. left my lights on and my battery
    Went. Now it says SAFE on my radio????
    I havnt got a clue what to do.

  146. Wellington on November 27th, 2012 9:29 am

    Cdr2005 vdo radio for opel corsa 1.7 dti is on safe mode no number before/after safe,i tried this solution start the engine,radio off,press n hold as button,radio on whilst holdng as button but no beep sound stil displyng safe pls help

  147. dilly on December 13th, 2012 11:42 pm

    Hi there tried it but its not cumming up with the dashes so a can in put the code. Can any1 help me plz

  148. paulh on February 11th, 2013 4:18 pm

    same here as most others,got a blaupunkt radio in an astra car ..its on 6 safe now..
    need code ..

    90 532 620

    gmo300 v6128769

    anyone help.

  149. jean meintjes on February 28th, 2013 6:02 am


    Can somene please please help me, I’ve tried everything that everyone said in the posts, but my CPD 2500 radio still stays on “SAFE”, it doesn’t want to go to the screen where the code is put in, does anyone have advise for me, I had the code wrong 3 times, and have been waiting 13 hours now.

    Please please

  150. Angela McOmish on February 28th, 2013 9:01 pm

    I have the code for new stereo to put into corsa, I’m following instructions and now on safe 6, it is not coming off this mode, please help

  151. Erdjan Turgut on April 3rd, 2013 6:52 pm

    hi everyone I have a opel corsa. my radio is in safe mode .
    that model is blankpunkt car 2003
    and I have the code
    I tried push the IO and AS same time but. it’s show me “4safe” I cannot type the code
    What can I do ? please help me . thanks everyone

  152. Neil on December 28th, 2013 12:14 am

    I have a car 2005 in my combo van which is stuck in safe mode after changing battery. I have followed instructions above but the AS button does not work. Can the switch be replaced ?

  153. Lee on March 6th, 2014 10:30 pm

    Corsa 2003. Purchased car with it in SAFE mode. Have tried all the above. e.g. holding down the AS button whilst switching on radio with key in ignition 1 and is just says 5 SAFE. Tried it by turning radio off, repeating…just says 5 SAFE. Tried with ignition on and car running, ignition on and dash lights and ignition key in but not on. Tried holding AS button when turning off and on again, tried holding both the AS and RDS button. None of this is working for me. I have a code…just nowhere to ener it. Any advise?

  154. Claire on June 28th, 2014 5:46 pm

    Hi, I have a vauxhall corsa CDR 2005 Siemens VDO radio.
    I had some work done in January and my radio said CODE. I couldn’t find my code anywhere in my manuals etc. So went without music for months and months and after a few months the display changed to SAFE. I never tried to enter the code as I knew you only get a few attempts. I have now decided to try and sort it out so removed the radio, got a code for it using the serial number, and put it back in. I’ve followed all of the instructions above but nothing happens, just says safe. I can’t turn the radio on/off or anything and no beeps occur :’( please help! I’ve paid £19 to get the code but can’t enter it!

  155. Susan Dixon on August 1st, 2014 7:06 pm

    Thank you, radio restored!

  156. cheating lover on October 27th, 2014 1:33 am

    cheating lover…

    Safe Mode for Vauxhall Corsa CD Player…

  157. Stevo on October 29th, 2014 6:18 pm

    corsa 1.7 dti sxi 2002 I have entered the wrong code 3 times now 7 safe comes up and it won’t allow me to enter again what can or should I do please??

  158. phathu on May 16th, 2015 11:10 am

    I entered three time wrong code now my radio say 7 safe how to unlock my radio please help

  159. Jay on May 30th, 2015 2:39 pm

    Hi my radio is not working, not even responding when I’m pressing any buttons or anything. I’ve checked the fuses they are fine. The car broke down before and the radio went into safe mode so I fix it using the code I have, I broke down again and now the radio will not turn on or anything not working at all help!!

  160. BRYAN PHILLIPS-MARTIN on October 30th, 2015 4:51 pm

    I cannot enter code for CDCplayer It will not open to put the correct code. the radio no problem

  161. Gemma jones on February 1st, 2016 2:43 pm

    I have a corsa dti 1.7 2002 …radio gone to safe mode ..would love to get it working ..If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful …thank you

  162. Kevin on May 9th, 2016 10:54 am

    Hi, I have a 2003 SRi Corsa and have the radio code now but it is stuck on 7 SAFE and despite all the advice it does not beep, flash and give me the chance to enter the code again. I have tried leaving for days and also driving around for hours with the radio on and off. Any ideas?

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