Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Thanked 35 Times in 29 Posts
I bought by 06 Coupe about 6 months ago, so I didn't have my radio code. A couple of days ago my battery started crapping out from the Phoenix heat, so I bought a new battery. But I knew that I didn't have the code, and didn't want to be without a radio for a couple of days before I got it to the dealership.
So before I disconnected my battery I hooked up my battery cables to my wife's car with jumper cables. I was able to hook the jumper cables on far enough away from the clamps that I could remove them from the dead battery without losing power. Cleaned everything up, put some dielectric grease on the terminals, and put the clamps back on. Once everything was tightened up I removed the jumper cables and everything worked beautifully. No reset radio code, radio presets still programmed and everything.
'06 V6-6MT Coupe