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    Tim_L
    Car Radio Unlocking
    • #1
    • 7th Feb 05, 7:43 AM
    Car Radio Unlocking 7th Feb 05 at 7:43 AM
    Highly specific this one, but when you need it it can save a lot of money.

    Following a repair for accident damage my radio was left locked. On contacting the dealer I bought the car from I was told that they had no record of the radio code and that it would cost £25 plus VAT to get it for me (nice little earner for them this one, which I refused to pay on principle!).

    Anyway I went radioless for a few months, but had a trip to do and wanted the radio. So after a bit of a search yesterday, I found:

    http://www.dekodes.com/

    This allows you to enter your radio serial number and for a CC payment of £5.88 (this was for a Blaupunkt radio) it will immediately tell you the code. Worked very well indeed. You need to register and provide a 'company name', though I just put in 'no company'.

    The only problem I had was extracting the radio itself. In the end I found some help using a google search, but essentially there are 4 grub screws that I needed to extract using a tamper proof screwdriver bit (you can get a set of these at screwfix for £9.99, but probably an allen key would work). Removing these provides 4 holes into which you need to insert 4 small screwdrivers or similar (I used some wooden kebab sticks) whereupon you can pull the radio out by pulling carefully at the cassette slot.

    Last edited by MSE Martin; 27-02-2007 at 1:45 PM.
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    • Gerarddo
    • By Gerarddo 13th Oct 16, 10:30 PM
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    Gerarddo
    Radio CD Ford Focus
    hi all..!!
    after replacing the car battery and losing the radio codes, I'm lost about how to recover the radio. I've lost the code card. Can you help me? the serial number for this radio cd is M001375.
    and the car part number is 3M5J-18C15-HX

    thanks in advance!
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 14th Oct 16, 9:44 PM
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    RegWorts
    hi all..!!
    after replacing the car battery and losing the radio codes, I'm lost about how to recover the radio. I've lost the code card. Can you help me? the serial number for this radio cd is M001375.
    and the car part number is 3M5J-18C15-HX

    thanks in advance!
    Originally posted by Gerarddo
    try code 9325
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 14th Oct 16, 9:45 PM
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    RegWorts
    If anyone could find the code for my Mum's '93 Vauxhall Astra it would be much appreciated;

    Grundig, serial number GM0303P3763056

    I've been all through the paperwork since changing the battery and can't find it, we used to do this for free when I worked at VW - Vauxhall's £25+VAT is disgusting.
    Originally posted by bunglebus
    try code 5263
    • jehford
    • By jehford 16th Oct 16, 3:13 PM
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    jehford
    Hello helpful MSE forumites!

    Just changed the battery in my 2006 Ford Focus and can't unlock the radio as the code on the card I have is incorrect. If anyone can provide right code I'd really appreciate it!

    Stereo: Ford 6000CD
    Serial number: M052364

    Many thanks in advance!
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 16th Oct 16, 3:24 PM
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    Trackman
    Hello helpful MSE forumites!

    Just changed the battery in my 2006 Ford Focus and can't unlock the radio as the code on the card I have is incorrect. If anyone can provide right code I'd really appreciate it!

    Stereo: Ford 6000CD
    Serial number: M052364

    Many thanks in advance!
    Originally posted by jehford
    Your code for that serial number is 1720
    • jehford
    • By jehford 16th Oct 16, 7:27 PM
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    jehford
    Thanks, Trackman. Worked a charm!
    • eyup rıza
    • By eyup rıza 16th Oct 16, 8:43 PM
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    eyup rıza
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Please could someone help me out with the radio code for a PHILIPS CCR 600 unit from a OPEL ASTRA

    Serial number is GM0600X1138600

    Thanks!
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 17th Oct 16, 12:07 AM
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    RegWorts
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Please could someone help me out with the radio code for a PHILIPS CCR 600 unit from a OPEL ASTRA

    Serial number is GM0600X1138600

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by eyup rıza
    Sorry....your code will only be available from someone with access to the Main Dealer database or the unit will have to be taken into a Radio Decoding Service

    It is unlikely to be available for free from anywhere on the Internet
    • eyup rıza
    • By eyup rıza 17th Oct 16, 6:02 AM
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    eyup rıza
    Thank you
    • Ch1pp1e
    • By Ch1pp1e 19th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
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    Ch1pp1e
    Unlock code
    I am looking for a code for my Vauxhall Astra radio please
    It's a Siemens VDO type cdr2005 (E)
    Serial no. GM020542976410
    Fitted new battery cant find the code 😔
    • funkyfifi
    • By funkyfifi 19th Oct 16, 2:36 PM
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    funkyfifi
    Hi
    I'm thinking that i'll have to take mine to Vauxhall :/ but is there any way of a cheaper radio code for
    Vauxhall Zafira, Siemens VDO
    GM050052552202

    After jump starting flat battery, the silence in the car is killing me :P
    • StefNet
    • By StefNet 19th Oct 16, 8:36 PM
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    StefNet
    Vauxhall code
    Hi, please help me with the code for my radio
    It is a Vuxhall Zafira CDR 500
    GM050031960361
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 20th Oct 16, 10:28 AM
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    RegWorts
    Hi, please help me with the code for my radio
    It is a Vuxhall Zafira CDR 500
    GM050031960361
    Originally posted by StefNet
    Sorry....your code will only be available from someone with access to the Main Dealer database or the unit will have to be taken into a Radio Decoding Service

    It is unlikely to be available for free from anywhere on the Internet
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 20th Oct 16, 10:28 AM
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    RegWorts
    Hi
    I'm thinking that i'll have to take mine to Vauxhall :/ but is there any way of a cheaper radio code for
    Vauxhall Zafira, Siemens VDO
    GM050052552202

    After jump starting flat battery, the silence in the car is killing me :P
    Originally posted by funkyfifi
    Sorry....your code will only be available from someone with access to the Main Dealer database or the unit will have to be taken into a Radio Decoding Service

    It is unlikely to be available for free from anywhere on the Internet
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 20th Oct 16, 10:29 AM
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    RegWorts
    I am looking for a code for my Vauxhall Astra radio please
    It's a Siemens VDO type cdr2005 (E)
    Serial no. GM020542976410
    Fitted new battery cant find the code 😔
    Originally posted by Ch1pp1e
    Sorry....your code will only be available from someone with access to the Main Dealer database or the unit will have to be taken into a Radio Decoding Service

    It is unlikely to be available for free from anywhere on the Internet
    • duncandavis
    • By duncandavis 20th Oct 16, 2:50 PM
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    duncandavis
    Radio Code
    Hi, would you be able to supply me with the code for a Ford Galaxy radio please.
    Its a 4050 RDS
    Serial no M005749

    Thank you
    • duncandavis
    • By duncandavis 21st Oct 16, 9:56 AM
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    duncandavis
    Found website
    I found a website that does it for free if the code starts with M.
    it gives it too you instantly for free and does not require any personal details or email address.

    You will need to insert the www
    pumapeople.com/decode.php
    • rodnai
    • By rodnai 21st Oct 16, 2:15 PM
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    rodnai
    Hi, would you be able to supply me with the code for a Ford Galaxy radio please.
    Its a 4050 RDS
    Serial no M005749

    Thank you
    Originally posted by duncandavis
    code is 1615
    • ranasayal
    • By ranasayal 21st Oct 16, 3:29 PM
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    ranasayal
    Hello All,

    Just changed the starter motor in my 2000 Ford Focus and can't unlock the radio as the code on the card I have is incorrect. If anyone can provide right code I'd really appreciate it!

    Stereo: Ford 6000CD
    Serial number: M128508

    Many thanks in advance!
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 21st Oct 16, 6:48 PM
    • 490 Posts
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    Trackman
    Hello All,

    Just changed the starter motor in my 2000 Ford Focus and can't unlock the radio as the code on the card I have is incorrect. If anyone can provide right code I'd really appreciate it!

    Stereo: Ford 6000CD
    Serial number: M128508

    Many thanks in advance!
    Originally posted by ranasayal
    your code is 4871
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