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Old 02-26-2015, 06:21 PM   #1
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Radio Code = "WAIT" ... always

Got my wife's boxster S back from the shop and the radio needed the code entered. I entered the wrong code and the radio head just showed "WAIT". Well, I waited, and waited and waited. It never changed!

I disconnected the battery last night and connected just now. The radio head still showed "WAIT".

How long am I supposed to wait?

Has this ever happened to anybody?

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Old 02-26-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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You have to wait for I believe it is 45 minutes "with the car running" before you can try the code again. It could be only 30 minutes...just don't remember.

Good luck!!
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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Yup. Just be patient. I think it was ~ 20 minutes or so for me.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:19 AM   #4
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when it first locked up on wait i drove it to work for an hour...then an hour back. i did this for three days. it never got past "WAIT".

that's when i decided to disconnect the battery. i left it disconnected overnight. still getting the same "WAIT" message.

i don't think it's a matter of waiting any longer...something is up with my radio.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:20 AM   #5
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Had a similar issue with my unit, turned the radio on and off a bunch of times after driving it for an hour and eventually got back to the code screen.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:00 PM   #6
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i put my wife's "WAIT" face plate on my boxster. it asked for a code. i entered my wife's code and it didn't accept it. i entered my boxster's code and the radio worked fine.

so, i took my working face plate and put it on my wife's boxster. get this, the screen was blank...no "PORSCHE"....no "WAIT"....nothing.

so i switched the face plates back to their original radio's. mine didn't ask for a code and worked fine. my wife's went right back to "WAIT".

fun stuff.
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:40 PM   #7
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I have an extra CDR 220 for sale. pm sent.

...I'd be willing to work a deal where we could swap and I can either fix yours or break it all the way.


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