I have a BOSE head unit from a 99 going into a 97. Ive seen this done before, and im looking to dodge the "$100 whether it works or not" dealer charge. Can i clear the theft lock from the 99 before i remove the radio? (have keys and power).
Otherwise, i do know someone with a Tech II that is not a dealer. He thinks he cant do it, but can he? It should just be somewhere in body options -> clear VIN once the stereo is installed in the 97???
As I understand the theftlock, the VIN is stored in the head unit and must agree with the VIN stored in the PCM. So no, you can't "clear the theftlock". I know it only took my mechanic a few seconds to get my replacement head unit working, but I'm not sure of the Tech II command path. For some reason though, I believe the final part is "learn VIN".