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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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    • majimoto2
    • By majimoto2 11th Aug 18, 9:34 PM
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    majimoto2
    Ford cd6000
    HI,
    I have lost the code for my ford focus radio and I would be very grateful if someone could help me out.
    The radio serial number is V155001
    Thanks a lot.
    Alex
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 11th Aug 18, 9:45 PM
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    Trackman
    HI,
    I have lost the code for my ford focus radio and I would be very grateful if someone could help me out.
    The radio serial number is V155001
    Thanks a lot.
    Alex
    Originally posted by majimoto2
    your code is 2230
    • majimoto2
    • By majimoto2 11th Aug 18, 10:16 PM
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    majimoto2
    thank you very much
    • somethingcorporate
    • By somethingcorporate 12th Aug 18, 9:56 AM
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    somethingcorporate
    Hey guys, could someone help with a radio code I need after the battery was disconnected.




    I have a Renault Megane 2004 with the following info (not sure which is required for producing the code).




    Model:22DC277/62
    Security: T124
    Prod Number: FD0504150481564


    Some other random codes on the side:
    RN277F40481564
    8200256141TT124
    8200 256 141


    Thanks for any help!!
    Thinking critically since 1996....
    • 2468kevo
    • By 2468kevo 12th Aug 18, 10:03 AM
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    2468kevo
    hi mate can you give me codes for two
    v232303
    v283160
    thanks in advance
    • Greenvan
    • By Greenvan 12th Aug 18, 10:35 AM
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    Greenvan
    Worked well

    Thanks - the code worked perfectly - I also went to put the old one that came with the car but the code was wrong for that - could you give me the code for

    Ford 6000CD

    V270620


    HUGE thanks!!!



    Just for a laugh I also went to a Ford garage (one that I have long stopped using for many reasons) they quoted me not only £30 (inc VAT) but they said the car would have to come in as they have to take the stereo out to get the serial number. (Not true!) I said I have already done that but they then said that stereos sometimes have a 30 minute timer (not heard of this) and that it takes time to get the code from head office. (hard to believe they don't have a code generator in the office). Essentially no matter what I said they came back with a crazy answer.



    A more plausible answer would have been we check the car and make sure the stereo isn't stolen. I would then understand but these other answers sounded like they would look for other opportunities to find faults with the car to sell me more services.
    Last edited by Greenvan; 12-08-2018 at 10:35 AM. Reason: missed out the radio model
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Aug 18, 10:55 AM
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    Trackman
    Hey guys, could someone help with a radio code I need after the battery was disconnected.




    I have a Renault Megane 2004 with the following info (not sure which is required for producing the code).


    Model:22DC277/62
    Security: T124
    Prod Number: FD0504150481564



    Thanks for any help!!
    Originally posted by somethingcorporate
    your code is 6850
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Aug 18, 11:00 AM
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    Trackman
    hi mate can you give me codes for two
    v232303
    v283160
    thanks in advance
    Originally posted by 2468kevo
    v232303 = 1558

    v283160 = 0275
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Aug 18, 11:03 AM
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    Trackman

    Thanks - the code worked perfectly - I also went to put the old one that came with the car but the code was wrong for that - could you give me the code for

    Ford 6000CD

    V270620


    HUGE thanks!!!



    Just for a laugh I also went to a Ford garage (one that I have long
    Originally posted by Greenvan
    your code is 9197
    • tommo_79
    • By tommo_79 12th Aug 18, 12:30 PM
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    tommo_79
    Request for code please
    Hi,
    just found this gem of a post. My wife is heading up to Alton Towers tomorrow, and since having my car battery replaced I have been without a radio/satnav (12 months now.....)

    Would you mind providing a code for my Blaupunkt NX Satnav:
    815 C7E3F0762 B 3731531
    7 612 330 762
    034917



    Thank you
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Aug 18, 1:03 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi,
    just found this gem of a post. My wife is heading up to Alton Towers tomorrow, and since having my car battery replaced I have been without a radio/satnav (12 months now.....)

    Would you mind providing a code for my Blaupunkt NX Satnav:
    815 C7E3F0762 B 3731531
    7 612 330 762
    034917



    Thank you
    Originally posted by tommo_79
    Sorry. Your code will only be available from a main dealer or the unit will have to be taken into a radio decoding specialist.
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 12th Aug 18, 2:47 PM
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    G.Ayrton
    Hi,
    just found this gem of a post. My wife is heading up to Alton Towers tomorrow, and since having my car battery replaced I have been without a radio/satnav (12 months now.....)

    Would you mind providing a code for my Blaupunkt NX Satnav:
    815 C7E3F0762 B 3731531
    7 612 330 762
    034917
    Thank you
    Originally posted by tommo_79
    Hi,
    Try here => http://www.code-autoradio.com/
    • somethingcorporate
    • By somethingcorporate 12th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    somethingcorporate
    your code is 6850
    Originally posted by Trackman
    Thank you so much - worked a charm!!
    Thinking critically since 1996....
    • Coxy080788
    • By Coxy080788 12th Aug 18, 8:30 PM
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    Coxy080788
    Focus lost stereo code
    Hi can someone help, disconnected my radio and now I canít find the code.

    Serial number is V146972
    Ford Focus 2008

    Thanks in advance !!!129310;!!!127996;
    • Trackman
    • By Trackman 12th Aug 18, 8:53 PM
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    Trackman
    Hi can someone help, disconnected my radio and now I canít find the code.

    Serial number is V146972
    Ford Focus 2008

    Thanks in advance !!!129310;!!!127996;
    Originally posted by Coxy080788
    your code is 4562
    • Racoonroll
    • By Racoonroll 12th Aug 18, 10:53 PM
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    Racoonroll
    Rcd 310
    Hey there,any chance getting code for VW RCD 310 audio? Bought used VW Golf Plus 2006 and after disconnecting battery it started asking for the code

    VW-1K0 035 186 AN
    CM-7 640 211 360

    Blaupunkt, made in Portugal
    • 2468kevo
    • By 2468kevo 13th Aug 18, 7:42 AM
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    2468kevo
    v232303 = 1558

    v283160 = 0275
    Originally posted by Trackman
    thanks very much
    • modelflier
    • By modelflier 13th Aug 18, 10:17 AM
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    modelflier
    Can someone please help me with my sony radio after I changed the battery in my s max?


    SN: S0CD1XCV008992.


    Your help would be greatly appreciated.....
    • G.Ayrton
    • By G.Ayrton 13th Aug 18, 10:32 AM
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    G.Ayrton
    can someone please help me with my sony radio after i changed the battery in my s max?


    Sn: S0cd1xcv008992.


    Your help would be greatly appreciated.....
    Originally posted by modelflier

    . . . . . 9417
    • Dan_w
    • By Dan_w 14th Aug 18, 2:22 AM
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    Dan_w
    Hi, had to replace my battery and now my radio is asking for a code, it's a ford mondeo and here's what numbers the radio is giving me

    ACU cifg 830238
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