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    • Tim_L
    • By Tim_L 7th Feb 05, 7:43 AM
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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 !!!163;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 !!!163;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 !!!163;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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    • Irish adi
    • By Irish adi 10th Sep 17, 2:43 PM
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    Irish adi
    Ford radio code
    Please could I get code for ford cd 6000 v251190
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 10th Sep 17, 3:56 PM
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    G.Ayrton
    Please could I get code for ford cd 6000 v251190
    Originally posted by Irish adi

    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.
    • ryanlj
    • By ryanlj 10th Sep 17, 4:31 PM
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    ryanlj
    Ford Focus
    Hi guys,

    Just seeing if someone could help me, unplugged my battery and then realized that i didn't have the code for my radio, I've looked at these websites to get codes but some of them have negative reviews, was wondering if someone could point me int he right direction or help me please,

    My serial number is M086767 and the single CD is KW2000 if that helps

    Thank you
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 10th Sep 17, 5:16 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi guys,

    Just seeing if someone could help me, unplugged my battery and then realized that i didn't have the code for my radio, I've looked at these websites to get codes but some of them have negative reviews, was wondering if someone could point me int he right direction or help me please,

    My serial number is M086767 and the single CD is KW2000 if that helps

    Thank you
    Originally posted by ryanlj
    your code is 8029
    • ryanlj
    • By ryanlj 10th Sep 17, 7:00 PM
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    ryanlj
    your code is 8029
    Originally posted by Trackman

    Worked like a charm, thank you very much!
    • pete303
    • By pete303 12th Sep 17, 12:02 AM
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    pete303
    Help please with ford mondeo mk4 pin?
    Hi im stuck trying to get my sat nav radio pin. Made in portugal c7e3f0967e2594217. Car got stuck on immobiliser. Disconnected batt to try clear prob and now ive got it asking for the pin but noone
    Seems to have a record
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Sep 17, 6:50 PM
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    Trackman
    Help please with ford mondeo mk4 pin?
    Hi im stuck trying to get my sat nav radio pin. Made in portugal c7e3f0967e2594217. Car got stuck on immobiliser. Disconnected batt to try clear prob and now ive got it asking for the pin but noone
    Seems to have a record
    Originally posted by pete303
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    • Pibsaskew
    • By Pibsaskew 12th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
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    Pibsaskew
    Hi trackman

    Could you see if you can get a code for my daughters Nissan micro we had to change the battery and she was never given the code.
    The stereo is a Blaupunkt and I think the serial number is BP538769680574

    Many thanks in advance

    Best regards
    Michael
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Sep 17, 9:00 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi trackman

    Could you see if you can get a code for my daughters Nissan micro we had to change the battery and she was never given the code.
    The stereo is a Blaupunkt and I think the serial number is BP538769680574

    Many thanks in advance

    Best regards
    Michael
    Originally posted by Pibsaskew
    your code try 7170
    • Pibsaskew
    • By Pibsaskew 12th Sep 17, 9:15 PM
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    Pibsaskew
    Hey thanks trackman it works.
    Many thanks for your help and such a quick response !!!128077;!!!127996;!!!128077;!!!127996;!!!128077;!!!127996;
    • Dcollins26
    • By Dcollins26 13th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
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    Dcollins26
    Hi,

    Please may I have the code for my Rover Philips R950.

    RG710FP2002741

    Thanks
    • TonyToniTone
    • By TonyToniTone 13th Sep 17, 5:17 PM
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    TonyToniTone
    Hi please can you help with the code for my Ford Satnav model 9M5T 18K931 DA.

    The serial number is
    3F0547B4080895

    Other number is 7612330547

    Thanks!
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 13th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    G.Ayrton
    Hi please can you help with the code for my Ford Satnav model 9M5T 18K931 DA.

    The serial number is
    3F0547B4080895

    Other number is 7612330547

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by TonyToniTone
    Hello,
    Your code is .... 3853
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 13th Sep 17, 7:23 PM
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    G.Ayrton
    Hi,

    Please may I have the code for my Rover Philips R950.

    RG710FP2002741

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Dcollins26
    hi...
    Sorry.
    This is the seventh request for codes and not even a thank you
    So no help on my part
    Prevent abuse by traders+dealers, car radio thieves and other chancers

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=68903946#70897
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=70327320#71804
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=70754099#72039
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72691000#72960
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72762471#73003
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    Goodbye and Good Luck .. In PM
    Last edited by G.Ayrton; 13-09-2017 at 7:27 PM.
    • Dcollins26
    • By Dcollins26 14th Sep 17, 12:31 AM
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    Dcollins26
    Hi,

    I'm sorry you feel this way but I have always been polite in my requests in this thread when asking for a code, and always said Thanks/ Thank You at the end of each post.

    I'm not a trader, I simply collect old stereos for my collection of Austin/ Rover & MG cars and as you may appreciate, out of all the headunits I aquire, some already have codes (great!) and some don't, and of those that don't and once codes are obtained, they don't work properly anyway.

    Thanks anyways
    • Kms12345
    • By Kms12345 14th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
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    Kms12345
    My radio went to safe mode after a battery change. The radio is impossible to remove (rusted behind)!
    Is there a way of getting the serial number without removing it?
    It's a 52 plate corsa comfort (with original radio)
    • BuMQ
    • By BuMQ 16th Sep 17, 10:46 AM
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    BuMQ
    An unlocking challenge!? 1982 Ford Laser...
    Hello from Sydney...

    Trying to help my friend who owns 1982 Ford Laser, original stereo cassette player, made in Japan under license from Staar S.A., Bruxelles, with the model number: ABG53-66870-AA, and stamped serial number: 513832 (and then possibly a 7th digit as a small sticker with the number '6'). So no M, C, L etc, too old. I have checked the forum, one other poster had a similar stereo, but thought the model number was the serial, but I am pretty sure this is it.

    For 12 years you guys have been awesome helping out....maybe this is too big a challenge? Any help is really appreciated, the owner doesn't have two beans to rub together.

    Cheers, BuMQ
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 16th Sep 17, 11:34 AM
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    Trackman
    Hello from Sydney...

    Trying to help my friend who owns 1982 Ford Laser, original stereo cassette player, made in Japan under license from Staar S.A., Bruxelles, with the model number: ABG53-66870-AA, and stamped serial number: 513832 (and then possibly a 7th digit as a small sticker with the number '6'). So no M, C, L etc, too old. I have checked the forum, one other poster had a similar stereo, but thought the model number was the serial, but I am pretty sure this is it.

    For 12 years you guys have been awesome helping out....maybe this is too big a challenge? Any help is really appreciated, the owner doesn't have two beans to rub together.

    Cheers, BuMQ
    Originally posted by BuMQ
    For serial number 513832 I have a three digit code 224 does this unit need a 3 or 4 digit code?
    • BuMQ
    • By BuMQ 17th Sep 17, 5:32 AM
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    BuMQ
    Trackman, thanks for taking time to help me! The young car owner will be back in a couple of hours, so I will slide the cassette player back in and try the code you mentioned. This used to be the grandma's car, who passed away, and it was gifted to the granddaughter.

    The mother seems to think it was a 4 digit code? But honestly, she isn't sure, so we'll go with the 224 and then I will drop you a line if that is unsuccessful. Appreciate your time to help all of us...

    Cheers, BuMQ
    • BuMQ
    • By BuMQ 17th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    BuMQ
    1982 Laser Update... :(
    Trackman, so the 224 code didn't work, and I found that it is likely a 4-digit code. The number display goes from 1 to 6, on three buttons, 1,2,3 on the top of the 3 buttons, and 4,5,6 on the bottom. I tried a few times to enter numbers above 3, but I couldn't - it just showed 1, 2 or 3, so I assume this number must be 4 digits and contain only the numbers 1,2,3.

    Not sure how much we want to fight to solve this one, but any help the you and the forum could give is much appreciated.

    Cheers, BuMQ
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