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Post by mrgrimsby on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi, I've just received my new suzuki vitara 1.4 s and am getting used to the various bits and bobs but noticed the infotainment system has a option to use a pass code of 4 digits to lock it, my car system was already locked so I asked my dealer why it was locked and they said it was their policy to lock them and only they had the unlock code which they wouldn't divulge? Does this sound correct? Seems weird to me?
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Post by Badfx on Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:03 pm

It sounds ridiculous to me. The car is your property not theirs, I don't see how they can justify withholding that information from you. Every car I have owned in the past that had code protection on the stereo came with the code. What if you disconnected the battery to do something or the battery went flat for some reason. Do you then have to take your car to the dealers to unlock the stereo.
Perhaps talk to trading standards.

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Post by Gar Green on Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:05 am

Try the last 4 numbers of your VIN number.
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Post by mrgrimsby on Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:28 am

I'll try that, thanks, what makes you think it's last 4 digits of vin?

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Post by Gar Green on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:10 am

mrgrimsby wrote:I'll try that, thanks, what makes you think it's last 4 digits of vin?

I think it'll just be what they do, the Suzuki Celerio could be the same also


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Post by Admin on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:12 am

mrgrimsby wrote:.........what makes you think it's last 4 digits of vin?

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Post by Gar Green on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:20 am

Your VIN can be found through the front screen, N/S, by the way.

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Post by mrgrimsby on Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:08 pm

Thanks for the welcome and I can confirm your advice is correct and I have unlocked the infotainment system and put my own pass code in, why would dealers or suzuki do this? Can't benefit them surely? Thanks again for the answer very much appreciated.

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Post by Gar Green on Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:53 pm

mrgrimsby wrote:Thanks for the welcome and I can confirm your advice is correct and I have unlocked the infotainment system and put my own pass code in, why would dealers or suzuki do this? Can't benefit them surely? Thanks again for the answer very much appreciated.

You'll never lose your code card I suppose. But I think the trick is, people aren't supposed to know. You're welcome though, good to see more members on the forum.
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Post by Phil on Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:30 pm

Gargreen wrote:
mrgrimsby wrote:Thanks for the welcome and I can confirm your advice is correct and I have unlocked the infotainment system and put my own pass code in, why would dealers or suzuki do this? Can't benefit them surely? Thanks again for the answer very much appreciated.

You'll never lose your code card I suppose. But I think the trick is, people aren't supposed to know. You're welcome though, good to see more members on the forum.

Why aren't people supposed to know? Does it unlock a Pandoras box of performance enhancements? :-)


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Post by alamontana on Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:37 pm

the reason that suzuki put the code in the vehicle is upon the insistence of the insurance companies to obtain lower category insurance.
thats why the code isnt given to owners the. insurance company saying "dont give it out" .
stupid really since the world seems to have worked out the code numbers already.

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Post by mrgrimsby on Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:46 pm

Don't understand that really, why would it lower insurance category? Also the suzuki infotainment booklet shipped with the car gives instructions on how to set up pin protection? Can't see the necessity to have a pin number in any case. Seems very strange, thanks for answers and info though, good to know people can help.

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