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    • Tim_L
    • By Tim_L 7th Feb 05, 6:43 AM
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    Tim_L
    Car Radio Unlocking
    • #1
    • 7th Feb 05, 6:43 AM
    Car Radio Unlocking 7th Feb 05 at 6:43 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 12:45 PM.
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    • ukdode73
    • By ukdode73 19th May 19, 11:34 AM
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    ukdode73
    Hi, just changed my battery in my 2010 Mondeo, asking for code. The code in my manual is wrong!

    serial No is V00739, can anyone please provide the code?

    Thanks in advance.
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 19th May 19, 11:38 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi, just changed my battery in my 2010 Mondeo, asking for code. The code in my manual is wrong!

    serial No is V00739, can anyone please provide the code?

    Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by ukdode73
    Check your serial number. There should be six numbers after the V.
    • ukdode73
    • By ukdode73 19th May 19, 11:41 AM
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    ukdode73
    sorry it was V000739
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 19th May 19, 11:44 AM
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    Trackman
    sorry it was V000739
    Originally posted by ukdode73
    Your code for that serial number is 6691
    • mat2210
    • By mat2210 21st May 19, 1:25 PM
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    mat2210
    Hi all.


    Would be much appreciated if you could supply a code for my Vauxhall stereo
    The model of the stereo is a : VDO CDR 500
    the serial number is: GM050031962044


    Many thanks!
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 21st May 19, 1:40 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi all.


    Would be much appreciated if you could supply a code for my Vauxhall stereo
    The model of the stereo is a : VDO CDR 500
    the serial number is: GM050031962044


    Many thanks!
    Originally posted by mat2210
    Sorry. Your VDO code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    • Rich l
    • By Rich l 22nd May 19, 8:01 AM
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    Rich l
    Corsa
    Hi looking for a radio code for a corsa
    GM020521577658 seimens
    cdr2005
    At wits end trying to find it
    Sons fault
    Thanks rich
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 22nd May 19, 8:57 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi looking for a radio code for a corsa
    GM020521577658 seimens
    cdr2005
    At wits end trying to find it
    Sons fault
    Thanks rich
    Originally posted by Rich l
    Sorry. Your VDO code will only be available from a main dealer or a radio decoding specialist.
    • Rich l
    • By Rich l 22nd May 19, 9:38 AM
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    Rich l
    Do you know any decoding specialist which dont cost a fortune.
    • Liamk87
    • By Liamk87 22nd May 19, 11:45 AM
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    Liamk87
    Could someone please get me a code for
    GM330886636
    No. 24 469 302
    Thank You
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 22nd May 19, 12:25 PM
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    Trackman
    Could someone please get me a code for
    GM330886636
    No. 24 469 302
    Thank You
    Originally posted by Liamk87
    Sorry. Your VDO code will only be available from a main dealer or a radio decoding specialist.
    • Liamk87
    • By Liamk87 22nd May 19, 12:31 PM
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    Liamk87
    Thank you for your reply
    I think I may have entered the wrong number
    Long shot but any chance with this one
    GM050042399727
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 22nd May 19, 12:43 PM
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    Trackman
    Thank you for your reply
    I think I may have entered the wrong number
    Long shot but any chance with this one
    GM050042399727
    Originally posted by Liamk87
    try here https://www.radio-code.co.uk/vauxhall-radio-codes.html
    • misty6
    • By misty6 22nd May 19, 2:36 PM
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    misty6
    Hi I am at my Dads trying to get his radio working in his Land Rover freelander. Would you have a code number for serial number M047537 please? We managed to get the radio out but the word code is not coming up anymore and it doesn’t look like it’s working now. We took it out again and there doesn’t appear to be any loose wires. Does anyone have any ideas about this please? Thank you
    Mortgage and debt free
    • makara
    • By makara 22nd May 19, 2:49 PM
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    makara
    Hi I am at my Dads trying to get his radio working in his Land Rover freelander. Would you have a code number for serial number M047537 please? We managed to get the radio out but the word code is not coming up anymore and it doesnít look like itís working now. We took it out again and there doesnít appear to be any loose wires. Does anyone have any ideas about this please? Thank you
    Originally posted by misty6

    Looks like a Ford stereo type code, but anyway try 2848 (if you manage to get it working)
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 22nd May 19, 2:55 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi I am at my Dads trying to get his radio working in his Land Rover freelander. Would you have a code number for serial number M047537 please? We managed to get the radio out but the word code is not coming up anymore and it doesnít look like itís working now. We took it out again and there doesnít appear to be any loose wires. Does anyone have any ideas about this please? Thank you
    Originally posted by misty6
    If the word code is not coming up you may entered an incorrect code and will have to leave it switched on uninterupted for up to a hour or two to reset itself.

    The code for m047537 is 2848
    • misty6
    • By misty6 22nd May 19, 3:03 PM
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    misty6
    Wow thatís great and thank you both very much. Weíll leave it for a while as you suggest and have another go at it.
    Mortgage and debt free
    • Metrogti1
    • By Metrogti1 23rd May 19, 12:06 PM
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    Metrogti1
    Radio code required please
    Hi,

    Does anyone know the radio code for my rover tomcat/coupe year 1998 car radio please?

    Serial number: RG594FY1159258

    Thanks in advance
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 23rd May 19, 12:49 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi,

    Does anyone know the radio code for my rover tomcat/coupe year 1998 car radio please?

    Serial number: RG594FY1159258

    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by Metrogti1
    Sorry. Not in my database. Try https://www.radiocodes.co.uk/philips-radio-codes
    • mjlbs
    • By mjlbs 28th May 19, 10:33 AM
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    mjlbs
    HI, I'm a newbie here, but it looks so helpful!

    Could anyone help me get the code for an old VW Blaupunkt radio, please?

    VWZ1Z2C8076714

    Other numbers printed on the radio can be supplied if needed! Thanks so much.
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