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2008 320 Deere won't crank

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by f150skidoo, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. f150skidoo

    f150skidoo Member
    Messages: 46

    So yesterday morning I picked up a used 2008 John Deere 320 skid steer with 1800 hrs. So of course i'm just like a kid at Christmas and has to go out and play with your new toy. This morning i fired it up pulled it out of the garage used it for a little bit then parked it and turned the engine off. At that time I obviously started scrolling through the menu/functions of its LCD screen so I guess I managed to lock the machine out with the anti theft function. The screen shows LOCKA and LOCK2, On LOCKA I punched in 999 which is a factory code which say unlocked after the numbers are entered. But when you try and crank the engine nothing happens except you can hear the solenoid click. Once you bring the key back to the off position the screen reads LOCK2 then locked after. Do any of you guys know how to get the machine unlocked. I bought the machine from a dealer so ill give them a call tomorrow if i cant get this resolved.

    Thanks Mike
  2. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    Sounds like your lock system is working. Asking people on the web for the bypass codes to the locks kinda ensures that anyone can come by and pickup your machine. I would probably ask the dealer for new codes anyway to prevent old employees from having access to the machine
  3. f150skidoo

    f150skidoo Member
    Messages: 46

    Well a quick Google search will give you the JD factory codes. Anyways the problem ended up being the starter went bad so my local JD dealer came around today and installed the new starter and it started up right away.
  4. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    Nothing runs like a deere, if you get them started
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Still better than a...