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i bought a 2010 corolla and then the radio went bad and the dealer replaced the radio. now there is a red flashing light of two padlocks flashing on console below radio on center console

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at, Inc. I suggest you take the vehicle back to the dealer to check whether the replacement radio was properly coded when it was installed. Many audio components in cars these days have security systems that intentionally disable the device when removed from the car, to help reduce their value if stolen from the car. For additional assistance, please find an AskPatty Certified Repair Shop at and they can help you diagnose and repair the problem.

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