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Smart Radio Codes from Serial Number

We are able provide you with the original manufacturers security code required to activate your Smart car radio after power loss.
Its fast and easy to obtain the radio code for your Smart 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 Smart 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.



Radio Manufacturers Covered


Smart Serial Number's

Smart 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 Smart radio has been removed from the vehicle.

Examples of serials include:


Smart Radio Code Search




Location of Serial No. on Smart 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 Smart radio fitted to the car.  Instead, take the serial number from either a label or an engraving on the top or side of your Smart stereo, to ensure the supplied Smart radio code is accurate.


Smart Radio Code Serial Number Examples

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Further information on decoding your Smart car radio.

Using our Smart radio decoding system, you are not only saving money, but also time and the hassle which is involved. Most vehicle main dealers require you to book in your vehicle and take the car and proof of ownership along before they apply for the radio code.
Usually the code will be based on your vehicle registration or Chassis number which can mean you are not getting the code for the current unit fitted to the car, especially if the radio has been replaced at any stage in its lifetime.

There are a number of reasons why a stereo code based on the vehicles chassis number or registration may not work, these include:


At Radio-Code, we provide radio codes based on the 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...

Hi Sam, the code was accepted! Many thanks!. Martijn Kramer


Hi from Canada, your service is great, it took me 5 minutes to pull the radio out and less than 2 minutes to get the code and it cost 4 times less than what the dealer was asking. Thanks a lot.. Luc Brousseau


1998 Mercedes S280, Merc don't have the code on their system. Got the Mercedes Benz radio out and got the SN and just typed it in. Your system said it was an Alpine so I went through the procedure got the code online.. BINGO..working, really pleased with the service.. Paul Owen


Hi all My code worked first time following your instructions . I used nails to get the radio out again following your instructions the radio just slid out and the code was where you said it would be . Brilliant thanks very much Best regards Hi all My code worked first time following your instructions . I used nails to get the radio out again following your instructions the radio just slid out and the code was where you said it would be . Brilliant thanks very much Best regards Michael Gooch. Michael Gooch


Hi Steve, Thanks so much for you help. The code was supplied within minutes, and when I had difficulty entering it, you responded to my email in a quick and timely manner, leaving me in no doubt, I will use you again should the need ever arise, and I will certainly recommend you! Thanks again. Drew


I can only say your service was unbelievable fast and efficient. when other so call radio code service only have this ???? sign on their mind! anyone with a radio code problem should use SWS solutions service, even in out of hours service they Help me out Thanks (Mr S Wright from sws) A++++++ service. . Paul in Lancs