I have just bought a used Vectra with a VDO CDR500 CD player.
Foolishly, I neglected to check it worked before handing over the cash and now I find that the message "PANEL" comes up on the display when the unit is switched on and afer a few seconds the unit switches itself off.
I have another vauxhall with the same unit and have established that the removeable front panel on the radio is actually coded to the radio unit itself. All this means that my CDR500 was supplied with the front panel from another unit !!.
Can anyone tell me if this system can be re-coded to recognise this diferent panel ?
Can anyone tell me if this system can be re-coded to
recognise this diferent panel ?
From memory, yes. But you\'ll need the code for the radio that\'s fitted in the dash. And more than likely you\'ll need to pres and hold down the AS button while you turn on the radio, whilst also making sure the ignition is switched on.
Vauxhall CDR500 CD player problem -
1 switch on the ignitors
2 switch off radio button
3 press and hold AS button and swich back on
Display shows code ----
4 Enter the code for the radio by pressing buttons 1,2,3 & 4 to incres the digits
5 When correct code is displayed, press AS until a roger bleep is heard.
As you mention Opel I guess you're not UK based. Vx (UK) can and do supply replacement code cards for their cars. This includes codes for the ECU (needed if you buy new keys) and the original radio units. No reason to suppose these are not available elsewhere.
hi i think i can help you... if you have a different front panel to the unit you basically have to recode the unit... so.. switch radio on..it should display "panel.". now switch off ignition and then radio. turn radio on whilst holding in the AS button and it should come on with "safe" displayed.. if this is the case.. simply enter your code you got with radio and press AS again until it beeps.. hope this helps triple h
Please help. My problem with my Siemens CDR500 CD Player is it was working fine, Stopped to go shopping and when I restarted the car display showed Panel (even though it hadn`t been removed).
Much fiddling etc and now I can get the system to now state " 10 SAFE ".
I`ve tried everything even wating in the car for over 20 minutes waiting for CODE but to no avail.
Is this all in vain
If it's saying 10 SAFE then you should only have to wait a few seconds before being able to enter the code - but only if you entered the correct recoding proceedure.
Code Entry as Follows:
Turn Off Stereo
Switch On Ignition (No Need To Start Engine)
Press & Hold Preset " AS " and
Switch Radio On - Display Shows
" SAFE " And Then Shows " 10 - - - - "
Press preset " 1 " repeatedly for 1st Digit
Press preset " 2 " repeatedly for 2nd Digit
Press preset " 3 " repeatedly for 3rd Digit
Press preset " 4 " repeatedly for 4th Digit
If the correct code number is now shown
Press & Hold Preset " AS " Until the Unit Beeps
I tried putting two differant codes in as i am not sure which of the numbers in my book is the right one. Then turned the ignition off to try and find some other codes. I think i have found the right one now but it stays on 7 safe and wont go to the next stage to allow me to put a code in
Can anyone help me i have a astra sri w a cd player cdr500 and when i turn it on all it say is CODE and there is no numbers after wating a cupple on min. can i do anything or is that it that i need to get a new one.
Many thanks for posting the steps. I had the same problem after disconnecting the battery and was able to get the code from the seller but wouldn't have known how to go about entering it or the limited number of attempts.
Can anyone help with another problem on this radio/CD player?
I can't tune my Vauxhall VDR (or is it VDO?)CDR 500manually. fm always scans for the nearest strong signal. I have a Nokia CA-119 fm transmitter for my Nokia 5800 xpressmusic phone with mp3 signal and its signal is not quite strong enough for the radio to automatically lock into it. Is it possible to manually tune with the VDR CDR500? Sorry I can't contribute to the original question.
IIRC, press and release the RDS button, then press the left or right tuning arrow buttons to manually go up and down the frequencies.
You say that the transmitter isn't not quite strong enough for the stereo to automatically lock on. One of the features of Vx stereo's is that each time it does a full scan from 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz, when it loops back round to 87.5 MHz again it then increases the search strength. I *think* by the third loop it will find even the remotest radio station or signal.
Hi i have tryed your coments to recode my vdo cdr 500 radio but the safe mode stays on and there is no bleep i have waited for 1 hour in the car and it wont let me recode it it was working before i took the battrie off for a new one but cannot get safe off can any one please help i need music thanks