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Siemens VDO Radio Codes from Serial Number

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


Siemens VDO Radio Code Search




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


Siemens VDO Radio Code Serial Number Examples

Siemens VDO Radio Code Serial Number Examples

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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 Siemens VDO 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.



Siemens VDO Serial Number's

Siemens VDO 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 Siemens VDO radio has been removed from the vehicle.

Examples of serials include:



More info about retrieving your lost Siemens VDO code.

By using our online Siemens VDO 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your 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...

Thank you for your prompt and very efficient service. For ?5-I can't believe it. It worked! The only thing that didn't work on my model radio was pressing number 5 for the code to be accepted, but after 2 or 3 attempts I tried pressing 'select' and that worked at once. Many thanks. . Mrs J Hall


Just want to say a huge THANKS for supplying the code. I've been without for more than two weeks as couldn't find the manual and then had to have radio removed to find serial number. Provided instantly as promised, and worked first time. Thank you.. Vanessa Cooper


To whom it may concern - Just want to thank you for obtaining me the code for my Citroen. After speaking to one of your advisors, I was also provided alternative codes for my radio, as I could not read the last digit properly. I provided the original request from the SN and with this I was unable to input my code, so after checking again with the serial number, I was then prompted with an alternative code. After waiting for the radio to re-set itself, I was then able to have another go of inputting the alternative code. From this, I am now able to listen to my music in the car. Thanks a lot SWS for the understanding of lost codes for us car users around the UK Regards Jay.. Jay.


got code from Renault 6161 ,,it works ,,. Gordon


Just like to say thank you for the online decode worked a treat! Gary . Gary Parker


Thank you VERY much. My car had to have its battery replaced at the last service, and despite making sure I had all the original paperwork which included the radio code, it just didn't work. It seems the previous owner to me had replaced his radio and not noted the new code. I travel from Fife to Glasgow for work on a regular basis, and the 2 hour journey with rush hour jams was becoming excruciating without and music to listen to -- or traffic reports to help me avoid the bad areas. Thanks once again for this valuable service. I now have music in my car! .