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Hello folks, just sold my Nissan Leaf after 60,000 electric miles, and am just about to buy an Ampera to negate the mild anxiety which accompanied many of these miles!

So, the Ampera I'm looking at is said to have an "intermittent radio fault", whereby the display (presumably the one which shows what station you're on and your satnav etc) will go blank for any amount of time - sometimes weeks - and come back on for as long as it feels like then off again. I'm told that you can still hear the radio etc, just not see or interact with the display.

The seller (an EV specialist) has obtained a radio from a "donor" vehicle and fitted it, but it has not been coded to the car I'm about to buy. I am being offered a discount on the purchase price if I undertake to solve the issue with them myself, however, from phoning around the few Vauxhall dealerships who will work on an Ampera, they're basically saying that unless the radio was "disassociated" from the donor car prior to removal, then there's no way to do so after the fact, even if in possession of the VIN and VRM of the donor (which I would have). Furthermore, they're saying that even if it had been disassociated, they would not code it to my car. An anti-theft policy they say...(n)

Does anybody out there know any different? I know it's not the end of the world, but my being precious about the radio not working might mean me losing out on an otherwise great car and going back to the drawing board.

Thanks in advance for any help. (y)
 

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Doug, there is a dedicated Ampera forum on this website, I recommend you post in that.
I presume you didn't find it because you were looking for Vauxhall but the Ampera is a rebadged GM car and so it's in the GM area.

First Generation Ampera and Volt
 
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