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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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    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 2nd May 17, 8:21 PM
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    RegWorts
    Hello again,
    Thanks for the speedy reply. The radio is still fitted in vehicle with no visible numbers/ID.
    Do I have to arrange removal to proceed with search for code?
    Many thanks,
    William
    Originally posted by thetimewill
    Yes

    Instructions here or search YouTube for an video

    fitaudio.com

    Extractors are cheap on Ebay
    • thetimewill
    • By thetimewill 2nd May 17, 8:30 PM
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    thetimewill
    Trackman and RegWorts,
    Thanks to you both for the info provided. I shall arrange the next steps as suggested.
    Regards,
    William
    • mike503
    • By mike503 3rd May 17, 12:57 PM
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    mike503
    Hi
    Can anyone help to unlock my Ford Focus stereo

    Its a Ford 6000 CD
    Serial number is V083711

    Thanks in anticipation
    Regards
    Mike
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 3rd May 17, 1:18 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi
    Can anyone help to unlock my Ford Focus stereo

    Its a Ford 6000 CD
    Serial number is V083711

    Thanks in anticipation
    Regards
    Mike
    Originally posted by mike503
    Sorry. Serial numbers beginning with a V are not available free. They are Ford dealer or radio specialist dealer only as the codes are not calculated from the serial number and access is needed to Ford's database to retrieve the code.
    • UmmBop
    • By UmmBop 3rd May 17, 5:26 PM
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    UmmBop
    Does anyone have the code for a Ford, Serial - V450789

    Any help would be appreciated!
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 6th May 17, 12:26 AM
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    RegWorts
    Does anyone have the code for a Ford, Serial - V450789

    Any help would be appreciated!
    Originally posted by UmmBop
    Ford V Serial codes are not calculated using software but require access to the Ford factory database

    See your PM message for reliable options..with a guarantee

    Otherwise try your Ford Dealer or a Radio Decoding Service
    • m_c
    • By m_c 7th May 17, 11:57 AM
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    m_c
    Ford codes depend on the dealer, and who they've authorised to be able to access codes. Retrieving the codes doesn't cost the dealer anything (other than their annual subscription costs), however they'll often charge a fee to cover admin/labour costs.


    Vauxhall radios are more problematic. Anything more modern than ~2005, the radio is coded to the vehicle, and don't have a radio code. If you move the radio to another vehicle, you need to reset the radio, for which you need the security code for the vehicle it was removed from (and for some, the radio still has to be in the vehicle and able to communicate with other modules in that vehicle in order to carry out a reset), and then you need to program it using the VIN and Security code for the vehicle it's being moved to.


    New Ford radios (i.e. SYNC) are also coded to the vehicle, but require direct online access via suitable diagnostic kit for any kind of security coding.
    • AQbaniche
    • By AQbaniche 10th May 17, 11:29 AM
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    AQbaniche
    VW radio code
    Hi.
    I have bought a VW radio from a breakers to replace the one in my Golf Mk4. Unfortunately, they didn't have the code. The serial number is VWZ3Z3A7758578.
    I've been told VW radio codes can be tricky to get hold of, but I'm hoping someone can help. Would really appreciate being pointed in the right direction.
    Many thanks!
    Alex
    • Sral R.
    • By Sral R. 14th May 17, 10:35 AM
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    Sral R.
    Hi can anyone help me with my radio?
    I bought an old Philips radio for my MGF but i have no code for it.

    model: 22LC741/60E
    serial:RG741FX2031526

    thaks a lot..
    • rickyn94
    • By rickyn94 17th May 17, 6:17 PM
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    rickyn94
    Need help
    Hi i recently bought a fairly old vauxhall that has the original radio but came with no handbook so i dont know the radio code. Is there anyway to get the code for free? The serial number is GM020521383627.
    Thanks
    • Sral R.
    • By Sral R. 18th May 17, 10:17 AM
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    Sral R.
    Sorry i did an mistake in the model nuber. I need a code for:

    model: 22DC741/60E
    serial: RG741FX2031526

    Can anyone help me?
    • Perryface
    • By Perryface 19th May 17, 10:26 AM
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    Perryface
    Hi, I have a 55reg Ford Fiesta that had it's battery disconnected and I cannot find the radio code. Would someone be able to help me, Ford dealership want 20 to give it me.

    The serial number is M201059
    Model is 4500 rds

    Thank you x
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    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 19th May 17, 11:17 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi, I have a 55reg Ford Fiesta that had it's battery disconnected and I cannot find the radio code. Would someone be able to help me, Ford dealership want 20 to give it me.

    The serial number is M201059
    Model is 4500 rds

    Thank you x
    Originally posted by Perryface
    Your code for that serial number 4858
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 19th May 17, 11:20 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi.
    I have bought a VW radio from a breakers to replace the one in my Golf Mk4. Unfortunately, they didn't have the code. The serial number is VWZ3Z3A7758578.
    I've been told VW radio codes can be tricky to get hold of, but I'm hoping someone can help. Would really appreciate being pointed in the right direction.
    Many thanks!
    Alex
    Originally posted by AQbaniche
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a VW main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    It is unlikely to be available for free or cheap from anywhere on the Internet
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 19th May 17, 11:21 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi i recently bought a fairly old vauxhall that has the original radio but came with no handbook so i dont know the radio code. Is there anyway to get the code for free? The serial number is GM020521383627.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by rickyn94
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    It is unlikely to be available for free or cheap from anywhere on the Internet
    • chrisvwmk4
    • By chrisvwmk4 20th May 17, 7:58 AM
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    chrisvwmk4
    Hi Trackman, I also just bought a VW Beta Radio for my MK4 from a breaker on eBay but no code was supplied. Could you pls tell me if like the user 'AQbaniche' this will require a specialist or dealer unlocking?

    Radio: VW Beta V (Philips)
    Serial on radio: VWZ6Z2B1755867
    Part number: 1JO 035 152 E
    Radio serial no: 9022 215 89711 05

    Many thanks,

    Chris
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 20th May 17, 10:18 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi Trackman, I also just bought a VW Beta Radio for my MK4 from a breaker on eBay but no code was supplied. Could you pls tell me if like the user 'AQbaniche' this will require a specialist or dealer unlocking?

    Radio: VW Beta V (Philips)
    Serial on radio: VWZ6Z2B1755867
    Part number: 1JO 035 152 E
    Radio serial no: 9022 215 89711 05

    Many thanks,

    Chris
    Originally posted by chrisvwmk4
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a VW main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    • andyhart21
    • By andyhart21 21st May 17, 3:18 PM
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    andyhart21
    Code Unlock
    Hi Trackman

    Is it possible to obtain the unlock code for the following CD player from my Land Rover Defender?

    Land Rover Part No: 7H12 70447 BE
    Serial Number: 0005092
    Manufacturers Part Number: CE-6H3205LR-05

    Assembled in Mexico, I believe it may be a Visteon unit.

    Thanks in advance

    Andy
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 21st May 17, 4:25 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi Trackman

    Is it possible to obtain the unlock code for the following CD player from my Land Rover Defender?

    Land Rover Part No: 7H12 70447 BE
    Serial Number: 0005092
    Manufacturers Part Number: CE-6H3205LR-05

    Assembled in Mexico, I believe it may be a Visteon unit.

    Thanks in advance

    Andy
    Originally posted by andyhart21
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    • Cheebs
    • By Cheebs 23rd May 17, 6:43 PM
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    Cheebs
    Hi guys, I've got a punto radio the code looks like it's been scrawled on the top (5636) but that didn't work!
    BP no. is 7642374316
    Product no. is 735337935 or 735387935 (the number's a bit faded)

    There's also a number on a different part of the radio. That's BP237434010279

    I hope that's enough to go on
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