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And the week just keeps pouring it on.

Because of the new battery that I got installed into the Pimp Daddy Van, my radio needs a code to be entered in order to work... a code I do not have of course. And my dealer? They don't have it on file. Of course. And they're not open on Sundays.

So tomorrow morning, before all this hard work I need to do on Leather Pride Night, I'll be up at 7 AM, driving to the Brooklyn dealership to get the car and and pay them probably another $200 to pull out the radio, look up the code, and tell it to me.


And then to make this weekend just super, it looks like I'm going to miss Folsom Street East on Sunday, an event I always look forward to all year long. This would be the 1st FSE I have ever missed... I've been there since the very beginning. Instead, I'll be at work spending lots of quality time with Powerpoint.

I'm really hating life right now.

Edit: OK, I negotiated with Honda so that they'll get me my code for free. Go go Jewish negotiation skills!


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Jun. 20th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
When this happened to me, I was able to find the key sequence online that when pressed in order on your radio would make the code flash for a few seconds on the display.

If you haven't already searched online for your model #, it may be a quick solution.

Good luck!!
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
3 tries and you are locked out. And there are 5 available numbers to press. I'm not even trying.
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
You should at least make an appearance at FSE on Sunday. You can tell work that you have a religious obligation.
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on staying in the office until midnight tonight if I have to, with all intent on trying to salvage as much of Sunday as I can. I don't know if it will be possible though.
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Jun. 20th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
That's a good question, and one I don't really have time to ponder it considering I need the car (and would like the radio!) to drive down to LR on Wednesday.
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
I think it may unlock again after a period of time.

Just to be sure, check your owner's manual. My code is written in ink on the book. I don't know if the dealership was kind enough to do that for me ahead of time (not likely) or if the ex wrote it there after the second or third time I did the same thing. (As in, let the battery go dead. Dumb, dumb, dumb.)
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I searched everything. Nadda. And I know Honda radios, this won't unlock on its own.
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't mean "unlock" on its own. But it will give you more chances to try after a while.

Mine is a honda, too.
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Have you tried retrieving the unlock code with this site? $29, but you don't have to drive anywhere.

Jun. 20th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
In order to get the serial number, I need to pull the radio out. No good.
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Because you've already tried the procedure where you use the radio preset buttons to retrieve it, right?
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Just an idea, but....
Why not put off getting the radio fixed for a few days. Instead - do powerpoint before before LPN, so you can go to FSE?

Jun. 20th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Just an idea, but....
People are coming into the office on Sunday, not Saturday. And I can't bring the car in on Monday or Tuesday.
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're having such bad luck.

Sending some good karma your way.
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
And then there's Camp!
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that you won't be at FSE. :-(
Was looking forward to seeing you.
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
If you can work from home and somehow became magically Mac accessible since I last saw you I have about three copies of Powerpoint hanging around my computer (and the rest of the office suite), I could lend you one of them if it's any help. I'll be in the City tomorrow for Kinklets, so I could drop it off in the morning. Or if you have a file converter that allows you to change Mac files to PC then that might help as well. Just figured I'd put this out there, Folsom is awesome and it would be a shame for you to miss it.
Jun. 20th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Your car karma is contagious. My car has a leaky head gasket. It needs to be repaired by the dealer, located an hour from here. Who doesn't have an opening until the first week in July, but maybe they can get it in earlier if I leave the car. Which I have to have towed there to avoid doing further damage to the engine. And they'll give me a loaner car... Monday or more likely Tuesday. From an hour away from here. Thanks Phil. :P

About that frustration venting...
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Go Jewish negotiating skills!!!

Jun. 20th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yay for negotiation. Because a car w/o tunes is almost as bad as a car w/o tires.

Write it down in th' owners manual now...
Jun. 20th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
If it's going to cost you 200 to pull it out and find the code why not just buy a new radio?
Jun. 20th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Your Jewish negotiation skillz are strong like the force!

If you ever need to borrow anything from our aresenal of retail executive skillz or car biz executive skillz, we've got you covered here at The House o'Bob.

Thank you and have an outstanding[ier] day.

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