ZZE122 Corolla - OEM Stereo in HELP mode

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ZZE122 Corolla - OEM Stereo in HELP mode

Postby Sick Puppy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:22 am

HI everyone, I have a 2004 Corolla Wagon (ZZE122R) – the stereo (08600-00974 or 00971, with 32804 on the front) is in 'HELP' mode.

Following instructions in various links around the net, I can move the stereo into SEC mode. These same links indicate my inputting the PIN will take it out of SEC mode. However, when I press the 'Tune Up' and '1' buttons, the three dashes are accompanied by an ‘up’ arrow. Inputting the three numbers can be followed by Tune Down and 1 button, which has three dashes accompanied by a ‘down’ arrow. This indicates as per this link and this link for an older stereo that there is maybe a six digit code? If so, are they the same for all Fujitsu Ten stereos?

I have the PIN, which appears not to work. The PIN handwritten in my User manual was confirmed by the Dealership the vehicle was purchased from when new (Confirmed it to me without prompting).

Essentially Resetting the stereo at a Toyota dealer will cost $66, as they have to plug it into a machine that has a limited number of resets available (after which they have to send it off to have more resets programmed in or something – almost like a prepay phone).

At this point, either my Stereo is buggered (replace it), the Pin has been changed since the first owner (reset it or replace it) after which even if I unlock it, it may be buggered anyway (F***! Replace it lol), or there is perhaps a six digit code that I have missed.

I have considered replacing the stereo if resetting this one without having to pay $$$ is not a go. However, having just paid AU $1500 for insurance and rego, my butt still hurts and I'm trying not to go too spendy on this. :P :lol:

Any options, advice or confirmation regarding a possible (free) solution would be muchly appreciated – thanks!
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Re: ZZE122 Corolla - OEM Stereo in HELP mode

Postby Kiwi-Corolla » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:50 pm

On most NZ New/Aus New Toyotas with coded stereos the pin code is the last 4 or 6 digits of the VIN number (depending on how many numbers the stereo allows you to input).
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Re: ZZE122 Corolla - OEM Stereo in HELP mode

Postby Sick Puppy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:34 pm

Kiwi-Corolla wrote:On most NZ New/Aus New Toyotas with coded stereos the pin code is the last 4 or 6 digits of the VIN number (depending on how many numbers the stereo allows you to input).
Thanks man, will giveit a shot!
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Re: ZZE122 Corolla - OEM Stereo in HELP mode

Postby Sick Puppy » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:28 am

And the big fat fail award goes to... Me! :oops:

Tried the last six digits, followed by the last three twice. Of course, I could be doing it wrong:

HELP Mode
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From there, pressing 1 4 6 and Power takes up to SEC mode; and
Pressing Seek track and 1 - I thought it was Tune up and 1, remembered wrong (nothing happens) results in Arrow up:
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Enter digits, and then Arrow Down:
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Press Scan button - straight to Errx (x being the number of failed attempts)
So far I have tried the last six digits, and the last three digits twice, and the Pin twice.

Could be the dodgy mechanic that sold it deliberately reset it as it was a dud? Would really like to unlock it and find out lol
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