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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...

Hey Sam ... cheers for the prompt reply. My apologies, You instructions were spot on, radio fixed ... many thanks! regards. Declan Wilson


Dear Sam Thank you for the new code; all is now working fine. I apologise for my poor typing! Your service has been excellent, and I would certainly recommend you to anyone who needs radio code information. Best wishes. Eliot Waters


Just a quick thank you, just bought the car and the previous owner had not bothered finding out the code after removing the battery. Less than 3 minutes and your company had the code back to me and 'Bingo' I can now listen to Wogan again on my 30 mile commute of a morning. Again many thanks and I will recommend you service with confidence. . Russ Wibrew


Brilliant - code worked immediately. Your team were really quick to respond to my email and really helpful too.Thanks . Sarah Ellis


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Hi Sam Thank you, All working 100% now. Regards. William Wilson