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Sony Radio Codes from Serial Number

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



Sony Radio Code Search
A serial number is not required for these units however please ensure that you have a working remote control since it is required for entering the code sequence we provide.





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



More info about retrieving your lost Sony code.

By using our online Sony 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 your 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 stereo 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...

I am stunned. This actually worked! Not only did it work but I also managed to make some DIN tools out of coat hangars and removed the radio without destroying it. I am very proud of myself - usually I am a complete tool when it comes to these things. Thanks!. Stuart Smith


Awesome - thanks so much. Great guidance and simple straightforward payment mechanism - highly recommended!. Wayne Neale


brilliant service - worked first time. Mark Hewis


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