96 Grand Am radio code

I bought a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE last week. It has the Theft Loc radio and it works good. However, I need to remove the battery and the Haynes repair
manual warns that I need a code to restore the radio after I put the battery back in.
How can I retrieve the codes before I remove the battery?
TIA
Bill 96 Grand Am SE snipped-for-privacy@gflocfk.net remove all "f"'s from address
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If you can find a cigarette lighter power adaptor, you can splice the wires to 9 volt battery. Install that in the socket before removing car battery and radio will not lose memory. GW
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In the manual for the car there should be a way to get the codes. If it's not there though use Geoff's way or else you're going to be without the radio for a little bit.
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I had that problem a few years ago with my 94 grand prix. the dealer gave me the code for unlocking the theftguard. I'll send it to you via email tomorrow. should work on all theftguard systems.
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Thanks all that replied. The led that indicates that theftguard is engaged is not lit. I took a chance and disconnected the battery. When I reconnected the battery, the radio continued to work. Whew.
But, now another radio problem. The radio led display doesn't light up (never did) no matter what the reostat setting is on the instrumets lights (which all work).
Any ideas on that?
Bill
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