How To Access And Get The Code For You Car Radio If You Happen To Lose It
For most car manufacturers, the car radio installed in the head units have codes in it as a security measure to deter theft, and if by chance that the battery of the vehicle is disconnected or the radio detached from the vehicle, it will require you to input a code to use its functionality again.
When a radio code is required, most manufacturers or dealers when requested for this code will require you to provide the serial and model number of the stereo and the VIN of the vehicle so that your code can be retrieved and be used to make your radio be again functional.
There are more ways than one, in which you can obtain the code for your radio in case you are faced in a circumstance and by which it is accessed or obtained also depends on complexity and cost.
The options that you have to obtain the code may include calling your local dealer, checking the user’s manual, checking the OEM’s website, or searching through free online databases, and info. like the make, model, year, and VIN of your vehicle together with the serial and model of the radio are most of the time asked.
If none of the above works you can always opt to pay a local shop or online service to locate or calculate the code, and these days this is the most popular and efficient access, where they are able to generate and provide radio codes of almost all car manufacturers using the serial number of your radio and such service though requires you to pay a certain amount in order to get the code and have your radio functional again.
Nonetheless, if you are the car owner you will have to carefully input the code and know what is the procedure or the functions on the type of radio that you have, especially if this is your first time of inputting a code, chances of inputting the code by mistake multiple times may lock you out and will require you more time to reset the radio and wait before you will receive the prompt to input the code again.
Just accessing the code may be a daunting task, therefore if you happen to have that code, keep it safe or noted safely where you can have direct access to it personally, so that you will not have to undergo the same trouble again should it recur, and you will not be paying again for the code in case it was bought online, however there are some online services that offer free radio code recovery for your code that was previously ordered from them, so you need not pay again for the same code.