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    • Tim_L
    • By Tim_L 7th Feb 05, 7:43 AM
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    Tim_L
    Car Radio Unlocking
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    • 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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    • apyk6
    • By apyk6 5th Aug 18, 3:17 PM
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    apyk6
    thanks in advance
    hi guys, i have the same issue... my ford had a clutch replacement and you guessed it, it came back with a radio lock... my serial number is V007898 thanks in advance for the help.

    just a side question, does anyone know why such a lock exists? all i see is that it causes inconvenience and the only people suffering are legitimate car owners...
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 5th Aug 18, 3:28 PM
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    G.Ayrton
    hi guys, i have the same issue... my ford had a clutch replacement and you guessed it, it came back with a radio lock... my serial number is V007898 thanks in advance for the help.

    just a side question, does anyone know why such a lock exists? all i see is that it causes inconvenience and the only people suffering are legitimate car owners...
    Originally posted by apyk6

    Code .. 9439
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 5th Aug 18, 3:28 PM
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    Trackman
    hi guys, i have the same issue... my ford had a clutch replacement and you guessed it, it came back with a radio lock... my serial number is V007898 thanks in advance for the help.

    just a side question, does anyone know why such a lock exists? all i see is that it causes inconvenience and the only people suffering are legitimate car owners...
    Originally posted by apyk6
    your code is 9439
    • Koki994
    • By Koki994 6th Aug 18, 10:06 PM
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    Koki994
    Hello guys, I need help. My serial number is M082863.
    thank you
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 6th Aug 18, 10:40 PM
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    Trackman
    Hello guys, I need help. My serial number is M082863.
    thank you
    Originally posted by Koki994
    your code is 2658
    • apyk6
    • By apyk6 7th Aug 18, 5:46 PM
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    apyk6
    thx guys!
    thx man! you save the day!
    • phatmorph
    • By phatmorph 8th Aug 18, 2:56 AM
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    phatmorph
    2005 focus need help
    Hello, i need help

    mine is a 2005 focus, sanyo radio unit
    serial # 210857850900
    SAM Model 14790900

    Thank you very much!!
    • Ricaldo
    • By Ricaldo 8th Aug 18, 7:26 AM
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    Ricaldo
    Hi!

    I could use some help with my radio.
    My serial number is: V004781

    Thanks!
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 8th Aug 18, 8:22 AM
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    G.Ayrton
    Hi!

    I could use some help with my radio.
    My serial number is: V004781

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by Ricaldo
    hi try ……………….. 9496
    • Greenvan
    • By Greenvan 8th Aug 18, 8:28 AM
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    Greenvan
    Code for Sony
    Just had the battery replaced and the guy didn't put the saver thing in. Thought i'd been clever and written it on the radio but sadly not



    My serial number is v001425


    Many thanks in advance.
    • RegWorts
    • By RegWorts 8th Aug 18, 8:44 AM
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    RegWorts
    Hello, i need help

    mine is a 2005 focus, sanyo radio unit
    serial # 210857850900
    SAM Model 14790900

    Thank you very much!!
    Originally posted by phatmorph

    Ford SAM radio codes are only available from your local Ford Dealer ( Ford Australia ??)
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 8th Aug 18, 9:39 AM
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    G.Ayrton
    just had the battery replaced and the guy didn't put the saver thing in. Thought i'd been clever and written it on the radio but sadly not



    my serial number is v001425


    many thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by greenvan
    ….…………………………………………..7422
    • steven d
    • By steven d 8th Aug 18, 11:12 AM
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    steven d
    Hi, just had my Ford Focus mk II timing belt changed and can't find the keycode,

    my serial number is V064874

    Hope someone can help!
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 8th Aug 18, 11:23 AM
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    Trackman
    Hi, just had my Ford Focus mk II timing belt changed and can't find the keycode,

    my serial number is V064874

    Hope someone can help!
    Originally posted by steven d
    your code is 9147
    • phatmorph
    • By phatmorph 8th Aug 18, 4:11 PM
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    phatmorph
    Thank you for the reply, i will take a time to visit dealer with that issue
    • BobAlbion
    • By BobAlbion 8th Aug 18, 6:43 PM
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    BobAlbion
    Hi, I had the battery replaced and now i need the radio code.

    My Serial Number is V029118

    Thanks!
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 8th Aug 18, 7:05 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi, I had the battery replaced and now i need the radio code.

    My Serial Number is V029118

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by BobAlbion
    your code is 2050
    • springwood5
    • By springwood5 9th Aug 18, 2:07 PM
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    springwood5
    Hi guys. Can anyone help with the code for a 2013 Vauxhall Zafira infotainment system? Serial number 08188896 and other number 7612830142. Facing a long journey with no music so would be very grateful for any help.
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 9th Aug 18, 2:17 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi guys. Can anyone help with the code for a 2013 Vauxhall Zafira infotainment system? Serial number 08188896 and other number 7612830142. Facing a long journey with no music so would be very grateful for any help.
    Originally posted by springwood5
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    • springwood5
    • By springwood5 9th Aug 18, 3:07 PM
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    springwood5
    Radio unlocking
    Oh well, thanks for letting me know. Thanks for your help.
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