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(I'm reposting this message in the Avalon forum. I posted it in the electronics forum, but I don't know much about that group.)
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t174367.html

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I've bought a 2000 Avalon XLS from the original owner. Now I'd like to make sure that I have that radio unlock code written down. There is a 5 digit code written on the front of the owner's manual in ballpoint pen. Is there a way I can attempt to reset the code, and in the process find out if that code is correct? (Doing this task without enable the lockout feature is the goal, of course.)

I'm hoping to try whatever I can (with the group's help), before I ask the dealer and/or previous owner. But, I see no information on this topic in the owner's manual... and its mentioned prominently in the repair manual. Thanks!

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Well, uhh if the radio works, and the security feature has not been enabled(by you) well, then try the code. If it doesn't work, contact the dealer you purchased her from.
 

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More info.

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure if we're on the same page, so to speak. You seem to assume that I'm locked out right now.

My car radio is working fine, right now. I don't know if I'll be asked for the code if I disconnect the battery for a long while (i.e. if the security feature is enabled.)

I want to know if I can test to find out if the security feature is enabled and if the code I have is correct WITHOUT the possibility of becoming locked out in the process.

Thanks,
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Oh ok. Sorry.lol

Yes, I you diconnect the battery, you "possibly" will be locked out. Even for 2 minutes. My advice is if you ever need a battery replacement, take it to your local Toyota dealer, ask them to try the code out, and carryon from there.
 

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like csaxon says.... on the 2000 there is no security lockout code on the stereo. not sure what he has written on the manual, but it's not a radio security code.
 

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If the security code is not set or enabled, it will not hinder the operation on disconnection. If however, you do set a code then yes you will need the code to re-enable it. Im not sure about gen 2, but gen 1 if the code is enabled, you see the letters SEC on the screen for the 1st 2 seconds when it's turned on and a little red LED flashes every 5 seconds when ignition power is off.
 

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in the 2000 xls, no matter which factory stereo it has, there is no security code. you have nothing to fear when you disconnect the battery.
 

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Thanks a ton for the info!

Since the manual covers many model types, I couldn't guess how much applies to the 2000 XLS with the premium sound option. I'll check out the dash interface when I start/ stop the car.

Thanks again,
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in the 2000 xls, no matter which factory stereo it has, there is no security code. you have nothing to fear when you disconnect the battery.
Was it different from 2002 ~ 2004?

Here's why I ask. My CD Player (JBL in-dash 6 disc changer, wood grain) doesn't seem to want to read CD's any more. There's a big salvage yard about 70 miles from me and they stated that they have several on hand. They also stated they were basically the same from 2000 ~ 2004. If I drive there I want to be able to plug the unit in and make sure it works before I leave.

They did ask me for the model number from the faceplate so that might mean I'll get the same with no code needed?

One other quick question for you guys.......will your JBL read CDR's and/or CDRW's? If so is the headunit "picky" about the brand of media?
 
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Was it different from 2002 ~ 2004?

Here's why I ask. My CD Player (JBL in-dash 6 disc changer, wood grain) doesn't seem to want to read CD's any more. There's a big salvage yard about 70 miles from me and they stated that they have several on hand. They also stated they were basically the same from 2000 ~ 2004. If I drive there I want to be able to plug the unit in and make sure it works before I leave.

They did ask me for the model number from the faceplate so that might mean I'll get the same with no code needed?

One other quick question for you guys.......will your JBL read CDR's and/or CDRW's? If so is the headunit "picky" about the brand of media?
I have had the battery out of my '02 Avalon a number of times and never had an issue with a radio code.
 
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