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Philips Radio Codes from Serial Number

We are able provide you with the original manufacturers security code required to activate your Philips car radio after power loss.
Its fast and easy to obtain the radio code for your Philips stereo, simply follow the 3 simple steps on the right.


How to Decode your Car Radio

  1. First remove the radio from the car. Our removal guides should help with this.

  2. Locate the serial number, using the illustration(s) below as a guide

  3. Enter the serial number into the Philips radio code search

Once you receive the code, you can use our Free Radio Code Entry Help section to assist you with entering the code.



Philips Serial Number's

Philips car radios will normally contain a 14 digit serial number which can be found either printed on a label or engraved on the side of the unit.

These serials are only visible once the Philips radio has been removed from the vehicle.

Examples of serials include:


Philips Radio Code Search




Location of Serial No. on Philips Stereos

do not take the serial from a user guideNever take the serial number from any printed paperwork or user guides, since this may not match the actual Philips radio fitted to the car.  Instead, take the serial number from either a label or an engraving on the top or side of your Philips stereo, to ensure the supplied Philips radio code is accurate.


Philips Radio Code Serial Number Examples

Philips Radio Code Serial Number Examples

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More info about retrieving your lost Philips code.

By using our online Philips radio decoding service, you not only save yourself money, but also time and the additional hassle involved. Most vehicle main dealers will require you to book an appointment and take the car and paperwork (v5 logbook) into them before they apply for the radio code.   Once they do apply for the code, 9/10 times it will be based on the vehicle registration or VIN number of the car itself, which is fine if you have owned the car from new. However, receiving the radio code days later only to find that it did not work is yet another inconvenience.

There are a number of reasons why a radio code based on the vehicle registration or vin number may not work, including:


At Radio-Code, we don't provide radio codes based on the car, instead we provide the code based on the individual and unique serial number of the car radio, regardless of what it was fitted to originally.  Our radio codes have proven to be more accurate than main dealer's because of this.



What our customers have to say...

Just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks for a brilliant service!! Car battery had to be disconnected, realised soon after that we didn't have the code for the radio. A quick trawl on Google and your company came up. After reading a few of the testimonials, I decided to give you a try. 2 minutes after entering the serial number and payment details, I had the code and everything is working as it should be. Fantastic service and undoubtedly saved me time,money and my sanity rather than try to go through Ford. I will certainly recommend you to everyone I hear of who is in the same predicament. Thanks again,. Joe


Absolutely fantastic service and even despite an error on my part they were extremely quick to deal with my problem - even over the Christmas and New Year break. 1st class and personal service that I will recommend to my friends and colleagues, and excellent value for money. Thanks for all your help SWS.. Paul O'Neill


Thank you for your help, left radio on for an hour and it reset itself, and the code worked so thank you. Helen Norman


Thanks, just put the stereo back in the car and it is now working again perfectly, wish I knew about you 2 months ago, I have been putting off visiting the local dealer all this time when there was no need. Great job! Paul (Cheltenham). Paul Healey


Thank you very much - my stereo now works again and I am more than pleased! I will be letting everyone know about the excellent service and will recommend your site with no problem at all. Thank you again best regards . Adrian


Thanks very much, all working now. Such a quick efficient service, retrieved my code in under 5 minutes! Keep up the good work!!. Daniel Pearce