1997 Elantra Radio Code

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Newbie via CarKB.com, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. I just purchased a used Elantra for my daughter to gget back and forth to
    school. At the time of purchase the original owner had told me that the
    radio knob was broken and the radio would not turn on. However I have
    discovered that the radio is fine it just displays CODE when turned on.
    I have opened the dash (wwith some difficulty) got the serial number from
    the radio, and called both Hyundai USA, and three local dealers all without
    success. They either do not have the code or want a fee for providing the
    After reading some previous posts I have held the #4 button in while
    turning on the radio and the diaplsy becomes a 3X3 grid that looks like:
    0 - 0
    - - -
    - - 0

    where the 0's are blank and the '-' are lines.

    Can any one help me before I pull out all my hair?

    Newbie via CarKB.com, Apr 17, 2005
  2. You need a new stereo, without the security code, Hyundai will charge you
    almost the full value of the stereo, to provide the code because it is meant
    as a theft deterant..... You'd do just as well to goto a car radio shop and
    buy a cheap Sony (or something) cd player, they are most likely alot cheaper
    than the Hyundai genuine part....
    Matthew Brooks, May 1, 2005
  3. I'm not sure if the Elantra is the same, but the code for the radio in
    my '94 Excel was on a sticker on the left outside of the glove box. If
    it's not there, you take the car to a dealer and they can look up the
    code, but they'll probably charge you to do so. When I was quoted $50
    for the "service", I contacted Hyundai directly and they told me where
    to find the code sticker in the vehicle, no charge.

    While the code system is designed as a theft deterrent, if you have the
    radio AND the car with the right code sticker, it's pretty obvious that
    the radio isn't stolen.
    Brian Nystrom, May 1, 2005
  4. Newbie via CarKB.com

    bobparsons Guest

    Its on the left side of the glove box on my sisters 2000 elantra. Try
    looking there. In my mom’s 93 they charged my 50 bucks to get the
    code, but all they did was a simple google search. If its not on the
    glove box try google
    bobparsons, May 5, 2005
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