Factory Radio/CD player...PLEASE HELP!

Factory Radio/CD player...PLEASE HELP!

Posted in the Chevrolet HHR Forum


Vienna, VA

#1 Nov 1, 2011
I have the stock radio/cd player. When you put a cd in, the unit recognizes the cd, but then WILL NOT play the cd. It will eject it. I've tried several different cd's, from burnt ones to store bought brand new ones, I've even tried the laser cleaner cd from walmart. Nothing has worked. So I thought I would just buy another stock radio and swap them out. Found one on ebay bought it, installed it, and it says LOCK. The radio won't do any thing. Apparently it has to be unlocked by a dealer. However, I'm not willing to pay $70 (the cheapest I found) for a guy to wheel a computer out and plug it into my car, hit a few buttons and bam...my radio works. So does anyone have any ideas as to how to get my cd player to work, or how to unlock the other stock radio I bought? Much appreciated!!
charrles townsend

Swansboro, NC

#2 Mar 31, 2013
same problem dont know what to do

United States

#3 Sep 15, 2015
Take the numbers from back of radio. And your title to the dealership ask for a code to that radio.

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Nov 3, 2015
I have a 2006 hhr i replaced the battery now won't turn on no lights nothing checked the fuses not blown any ideas?
HHR is nuts

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 16, 2015
2006 hhr LT pioneer system and no matter what button you hit on the radio it turns the radio off. Don't matter if it's favorites or band or load. They all just turn the radio off. Any ideas

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