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TK-3180 Programing Lock?

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ccm1495

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Hi,

First time posting here
I recently picked up a used kenwood TK-3180 (UHF) on eBay cheep as beans and would like to reprogram it for amature use. I have programing cable and software but the problem I'm running into is that the radio has a programing lock set of it that will not allow me to program the radio from software. Upon trying to acsess the radio it prompts for an 8 digit code. I am assuming this was set by the dealer that sold this radio to the previous owner that appears to have been a public saftey agency of a member of one. What I would like to be able to do is just clear out the radio and start over. Any one have any info on if there is a way around the request for code to program.

Thanks,
 

ccm1495

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I have tried most of the combinations of that type (12345678 , 00000000 Etc.)
 

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Hi,

First time posting here
I recently picked up a used kenwood TK-3180 (UHF) on eBay cheep as beans and would like to reprogram it for amature use. I have programing cable and software but the problem I'm running into is that the radio has a programing lock set of it that will not allow me to program the radio from software. Upon trying to acsess the radio it prompts for an 8 digit code. I am assuming this was set by the dealer that sold this radio to the previous owner that appears to have been a public saftey agency of a member of one. What I would like to be able to do is just clear out the radio and start over. Any one have any info on if there is a way around the request for code to program.

Thanks,
Depending on how new the software you are using, you are going to want to find an "engineer serial number" and re-install the software using it rather than the serial number you used to do your original software install.
 

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If I remember correctly you could also set the password as a read protect only or a read / write protect. Have you tried to just write a blank code plug into the radio without reading it? That should take away a read password. But that may not be true for that model. It's been a while since I've programmed a Kenwood
 
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