Audi Radio SAFE Mode Reset

Some old Delta CC radios have to reset with security codes when the “SAFE” message came on, normally after battery died or replaced. Here is how to reset the “SAFE” with the security codes, this procedure should be the same for all Audi radios, check the manual. Delta CC radio is on the 96 Audi A6 Avant.

Delta Radio

Entering anti-theft code
The following is the procedure to re-activate the radio if the display shows “SAFE”. It is important that the procedure be followed in the correct order.
1. Turn on radio. The radio display shows “SAFE”.
2. Press the FM1/2 and DX buttons simultaneously and hold until “1000″ shows on the display. Release the buttons. Do NOT press these buttons again, otherwise the radio will consider “1000″ to be the code.
3. Use Preset buttons 1 … 4 to enter the four-digit code number from your radio card. Preset button 1 corresponds to the first digit, Preset button 2 corresponds to the second digit, etc. Each press of the button increments the number by 1.
4. Once the code shown on the display is correct, press the FM1/2 and DX buttons simultaneously and hold until the word “SAFE” appears in the display, then release the buttons.
5. The radio should unlock and be usable shortly afterwards.
6. If an incorrect code is entered, the word “SAFE” appears, first flashing and then continuously. You can repeat the above steps to unlock the radio once more, the number of attempts will be shown in the display. If an incorrect code is entered again, you radio will be locked for about one hour. After one hour – the radio must stay on and the key must remain in the ignition lock – if the display goes out, the you can repeat the above procedure to unlock again. The cycle – two attempts, one hour lock-up – still applies.
7. If you lose your radio code, contact your Audi dealer or sometimes it’s under or behind the radio itself. Remove the radio and look.
GALA

Delta CC radio also has GALA, which volume is increase or decrease automatically with the correct speed, mine doesn’t work real well, sometimes it’s really loud.

1. Turn off radio.
2. While pressing and holding the TP button, turn on radio. “GALA” will be shown in the display.
3. To select the speed at which GALA activates, press the tuning up (up-arrow) or tuning down (down-arrow) buttons to the left of the volume control knob. The display shows the following:

__| Highway speed
_|_ City speed
|__ Slow speed

4. To save the setting, press both the tuning up and tuning down buttons simultaneously. “GALA” disappears.
5. Press the TP button briefly, “VOL” appears in the display.
6. To increase or decrease the turn-on volume, press the tuning up or tuning down buttons.
7. To save the setting, press both the tuning up and tuning down buttons simultaneously. “VOL” disappears.

To activate GALA, push the Treble control knob to let it spring out. Then, pull it out one more detent, and then turn the knob to the right. To deactivate GALA, do the same except turn the knob to the left. Push the knob back in when you’re done. TI KAN

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3 Responses to Audi Radio SAFE Mode Reset

  1. The radio you show is not an audi Oem radio. And as queried for the second button you have a “DX” what the f*** is a DX butten…. there isn’t such an animal noted on any German exported radio.

    I guess you guys need to rethink your stuff.

    • idog says:

      If your radio doesn’t have DX button, then this doesn’t work. “DX” button is next to memory button #3 on the top row in the picture. DX button is for local radio tuning.

  2. Pls where exactly on the radio can I see the code to reset my audi radio in safe mode

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