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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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    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 5th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    Trackman
    Hello Trackman, could you provide me the right code for a VW Dulphi Radio please? Its serial is : VWZ4Z2L1392355, thank you so much..
    Originally posted by Azu
    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.
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 5th Sep 17, 10:22 AM
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    Trackman
    Slightly odd one, but I'm trying to plan ahead.....I've just bought a Ford Fusion 2 with the three separate piece stereo fitted in the dash. The question is, what part/serial nos. would I need to produce a code (in case of battery drain, disconnecting battery, etc) and which piece would I find it on? Or is this a ford dealer-only situation? TIA.
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Difficult to say without knowing make and model of radio.

    Usual method is to get the serial number off the radio to find the code. Sometimes pressing buttons 1 and 6 or 2 and 6 together will display it. If not the radio will have to be removed to find it on the label on the back.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 5th Sep 17, 11:21 AM
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    GunJack
    Difficult to say without knowing make and model of radio.

    Usual method is to get the serial number off the radio to find the code. Sometimes pressing buttons 1 and 6 or 2 and 6 together will display it. If not the radio will have to be removed to find it on the label on the back.
    Originally posted by Trackman
    thanks, will have a look later...never had a car with this sort of arrangement before, all have been standard single- or double-DIN..
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......
    • Remmy
    • By Remmy 5th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
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    Remmy
    Could anyone get my radio code please? I have two numbers with the car but neither work so it must have been replaced at sometime.

    Make - VDO
    Serial no. - RG597W21116464
    Type - 22DC597/60L
    Part no. - XQD 000050PMA

    Thanks for any help
    Last edited by Remmy; 05-09-2017 at 12:26 PM.
    • Nanjan
    • By Nanjan 5th Sep 17, 7:30 PM
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    Nanjan
    Help
    Can any one help me please. My battery went flat and now the radio/cd player is in safe mode and I have no code. The car is a Vauxhall Astra 03 reg. Radio is CDR500 Serial No. GM050031964876. There is also a very long number on the radio if that is needed. Many thanks.
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 5th Sep 17, 7:42 PM
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    Trackman
    Can any one help me please. My battery went flat and now the radio/cd player is in safe mode and I have no code. The car is a Vauxhall Astra 03 reg. Radio is CDR500 Serial No. GM050031964876. There is also a very long number on the radio if that is needed. Many thanks.
    Originally posted by Nanjan
    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
    • jamesM
    • By jamesM 6th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
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    jamesM
    Hi,

    Can anyone help? I replaced the battery on my Nissan Qashqai 2010 and need a radio code

    The details I have are:
    Model CM0022
    Serial Nr 92302443

    Here's hoping!! Thanks (-:
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 6th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi,

    Can anyone help? I replaced the battery on my Nissan Qashqai 2010 and need a radio code

    The details I have are:
    Model CM0022
    Serial Nr 92302443

    Here's hoping!! Thanks (-:
    Originally posted by jamesM
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist
    • jamesM
    • By jamesM 6th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    jamesM
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist
    Originally posted by Trackman
    Thanks for getting back to me. Is this because the number I have given you do not return a code in your software?

    All the best
    J
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 6th Sep 17, 10:16 PM
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    Trackman
    Thanks for getting back to me. Is this because the number I have given you do not return a code in your software?

    All the best
    J
    Originally posted by jamesM
    The software used for that radio model (showing the part number as 7 612 830 022). uses a different updated version from standard to calculate the code. The standard software shows code as 0003 but I don't think that one will work.
    • andy nic
    • By andy nic 6th Sep 17, 10:18 PM
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    andy nic
    help needed
    can any one help me pls
    i need the radio code for my radio in my transit 2009
    single cd - ggds
    serial v 020074
    6 cd/tape
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 6th Sep 17, 10:23 PM
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    Trackman
    can any one help me pls
    i need the radio code for my radio in my transit 2009
    single cd - ggds
    serial v 020074
    6 cd/tape
    Originally posted by andy nic
    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
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 7th Sep 17, 9:32 AM
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    GunJack
    Difficult to say without knowing make and model of radio.

    Usual method is to get the serial number off the radio to find the code. Sometimes pressing buttons 1 and 6 or 2 and 6 together will display it. If not the radio will have to be removed to find it on the label on the back.
    Originally posted by Trackman
    it's a ford 4500 RDS E.O.N. and 2&6 produced a serial no. of M074135, any help?
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    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 7th Sep 17, 10:13 AM
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    Trackman
    it's a ford 4500 RDS E.O.N. and 2&6 produced a serial no. of M074135, any help?
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Your code for that serial number is 5947
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 7th Sep 17, 10:41 AM
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    GunJack
    Your code for that serial number is 5947
    Originally posted by Trackman
    Thanks Trackman, fingers crossed I'll never need to use it in anger
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    • Lea_b25
    • By Lea_b25 7th Sep 17, 7:49 PM
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    Lea_b25
    Fiesta 2008
    Can anyone help with a code for a Ford fiesta 2008 serial: Socd1x8vo62110

    thanks
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 7th Sep 17, 9:17 PM
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    Trackman
    Can anyone help with a code for a Ford fiesta 2008 serial: Socd1x8vo62110

    thanks
    Originally posted by Lea_b25
    Sorry. Serial numbers beginning with a V (ie V062110) 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.
    • andy nic
    • By andy nic 8th Sep 17, 8:46 AM
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    andy nic
    help needed pls
    can anyone pls give the code to my radio
    ford radio single cd6000
    serial number m069500
    many thanks
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 8th Sep 17, 10:04 AM
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    Trackman
    can anyone pls give the code to my radio
    ford radio single cd6000
    serial number m069500
    many thanks
    Originally posted by andy nic
    your code is 6781
    • andy nic
    • By andy nic 8th Sep 17, 7:16 PM
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    andy nic
    many thanks
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