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Just bought a 2007 pontiac G6 and discovered as I was driving it home the radio is locked. Had no idea what this meant at first but came to discover it's a theft protection thing.

A quick google search reveals the following as a top result...

"Dial 1-800-537-5140 to connect with GM's toll-free radio hotline. Once you're connected, you'll be asked to provide your vehicle's radio identification number, along with a special dealer access code. You'll then be rewarded with a 4-digit retrieval code, which will allow you to unlock your radio. "

The problem is I have no idea how to find the radio ID # nor the special dealer access code, if the latter is even something I could obtain. It's a used vehicle 15 years old with multiple owners, surely there is some other way a radio can be unlocked without trying to track down the above info and calling 1-800 help lines. Is there a way to unlock it on my own?

The seller had to jumpstart it shortly before the sale, which likely is what locked it, and had no info that could assist w/the unlock.
 

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As best as I understand it you would need access to a Tech II or similar advanced scan tool to run a VIN relearn on the radio. I am sure the dealership will have access but will be looking for $$ to take care of it. I wasn't aware of the toll-free service, but it sounds like that is for the dealership to use.
 

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When I bought my G6 three years ago, the radio was locked. When I realized it would be about the same money to replace the radio than to unlock it, I got this Kenwood. I'm not impressed with the DIC ( driver's information center). Yes, my car is DICless !

 

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It's not that simple. You will be losing the DIC stuff but the DIC connector must be terminated. That is to say ....you can't just let it dangle. I got my radio and install kit from Crutchfield, The kit includesa little that you plug the DIC cable into. Hope this helps. Oh yes...I hope you dont have the fancy monsoon radio because they are areal problem to replace with aftermarket stuff.
 

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It's not that simple. You will be losing the DIC stuff but the DIC connector must be terminated. That is to say ....you can't just let it dangle. I got my radio and install kit from Crutchfield, The kit includesa little that you plug the DIC cable into. Hope this helps. Oh yes...I hope you dont have the fancy monsoon radio because they are areal problem to replace with aftermarket stuff.
Mine def doesnt look fancy, but who knows, could have been considered such back in 2007. How do i know if it's a monsoon and what makes it so hard to swap out?
 

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Unless you have a GT version it'[s unlikely that you have the monsoon radio. The Monsoon system comes with an amplifier that's located in the trunk. There are threads on this site that cover this pretty thoroughly. Go to Crutchfield's site and get their Master Sheet for the G6. It has a step by step procedure. If the Elantra radio is a factory radio you will not be able to find a adapter harness that goes from a Hundai plug to a GM plug. Aftermarket radios have a standard wiring setup so it's easy to get an adapter harness that goes from Aftermarket radio to GM. If you have never installed an aftermarket radio, you need to do some research.
 

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It's not that simple. You will be losing the DIC stuff but the DIC connector must be terminated. That is to say ....you can't just let it dangle. I got my radio and install kit from Crutchfield, The kit includesa little that you plug the DIC cable into. Hope this helps. Oh yes...I hope you dont have the fancy monsoon radio because they are areal problem to replace with aftermarket stuff.
Nothing fancy or tricky with the monsoon system. Ordered head unit and connectors from Crutchfield.
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That's a realy nice solution. Perhaps the monsoon problem lies in replacing the speakers. I have the impression that they are wired differently. The folks at Crutchfield work hard at providing solutions to the ICE community.
 

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Do I need to buy all the installation components or just the radio itself?

On crutchfield(and seems similar off amazon and other sites) im lookin at roughly 60 bucks for the stereo and then another 60 for the lowest priced option for the installation stuff which appears to cover wire harness and the bracket/console cover. Can the harness off my original stereo not simply be reused? I suppose the rest of it would be needed to actually mount it since it is unlikely to fit the same exact way as the existing/original radio
 

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If you have decided to get an aftermarket radio, you would need the radio AND the installation components. The original Pontiac harness will not plug into an aftermarket radio. You need an adapter harness that the pontiac harness plugs into and the other end plugs into the aftermarket radio.
 
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