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As the subject states. I have a 2001 HSE and the radio does not prompt for a code. I know there are numerous posts regarding Radio and codes, but here is the twist. My Radio works perfectly fine. I have three radios (Long Story) and they all work the same - they never prompt me for a code and they work great. Why is that? Is this a sign of problems on the horizon? I have pulled fuse #1, even disconnected the battery.

Just a little background so that someone could possibly shed some light:
I purchased the vehicle in December. It came with the Radio and Amplifier, but the Subwoofer, CD Changer, Nav screen and Nav Reader were not included with the vehicle. The radio would turn on (did not prompt for code), show the station etc. but obviously I did not get any sound. I spent the next couple of weeks searching for the missing items. Did not find anything the first couple of weeks and then I found a Radio, Amp and Subwoofer from a 2001 HSE for $100, popped everything in, still no sound (turns out the both Amplifiers were bad, my existing one and the new one - though I did not know that at the time).

The next week I struck gold. I found a package from another 2001 HSE consisting of the Radio, Entire Navigation system (Screen, Computer and Map CD), CD changer, Subwoofer and Amplifier for the grand sum of $400. I installed everything including the Amplifier and - Music, Sweet Music; but the radio did not prompt me for a code. I then tried the other 2 radios. Same thing. The radios turn right on and play without a problem.

Everything else on the truck works great, no abnormalities. No electrical issues, No mechanical issues.

I currently own a Discovery and had a LWB before that, so I know how these radios are with codes.

What would be causing my dilemma (if it can be called such). I guess my biggest worry is that something could be going wrong with my BeCM.
I know this is not normal. I am not necessarily eager to have the radio prompt for the codes because I don't even have the code for one of the radios. I would just like to know what is going on.

Does anyone know of an independent on Long Island , NY that could scan the system?
Thanks in advance for your responses. Any and all help is appreciated.
 

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Excellent Link Nachoman. With all the security built into this vehicle, I would never have thought that the Radio code could be bypassed. Live and Learn.

Spiggy: Thanks for the confirmation that your's behaves the same.

It is a huge relief knowing that this behavior is normal.
 

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Rich998a said:
dnssandbox said:
It is a huge relief knowing that this behavior is normal.
You mean it's nice knowing this abnormal behaviour is normal... :wink:

`) Yeah. I guess when you put it like that. That is exactly what I mean. Hey, i will take this over a huge expense any day - I wish all problems were this simple.
"Don't worry about that loud CLUNK coming from the back end. It's just a setting" `)
"And the cold air on one side, while the other side blows hot. That's a feature". `)
 

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Yes, and I see the slow internal coolant loss in my 4.6 as a way of renewing the coolant in the system... :lol: Soundls like a LR design feature to me.
 

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Question: Can anyone positively confirm whether a 2002 P38 with Navigation requires a unique radio vs. a '99-'02 P38 without navigation?

Of all the damage that was caused by my Rover's little swim, all of it is fixed (knock knock) save the radio. The entire right channel puts out nothing more than a hiss. I'm guessing the amps are OK, or the hiss wouldn't be there, so I'm going to try swapping out the radio...

Since I've explained all that, does that logic seem sound?

Thanks!
 

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Question: Can anyone positively confirm whether a 2002 P38 with Navigation requires a unique radio vs. a '99-'02 P38 without navigation?

Of all the damage that was caused by my Rover's little swim, all of it is fixed (knock knock) save the radio. The entire right channel puts out nothing more than a hiss. I'm guessing the amps are OK, or the hiss wouldn't be there, so I'm going to try swapping out the radio...

Since I've explained all that, does that logic seem sound?

Thanks!
Check the part#. My 2000 no-nav part is XQD101580LNF.

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