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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.


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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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:



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...

Great service! Code received. As 'instant' as it says on the tin! Even more importantly - it works! Good value, even at the new price. The hints on how to enter the code also much appreciated, as no manual to hand. My 11-year old BMW is now restored to 'as original' condition with a proper BMW Radio/CD to replace the nasty after-market unit a previous owner had added. The guy who sold me the BMW/Blaupunkt unit reckoned it didn't need a code. I think he was confusing 'radio code' with the item being 'coded' (in BMW speak) to the vehicle, as some later BMWs have. I was sceptical, but went ahead with the purchase anyway. Without your system, the purchase would have been wasted, or a very expensive trip to the dealer (who would probably just pop round the back and quickly go online to your site anyway!). Thanks. Pleasure to be a customer with you. Real pleased I found your site. . Henry


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Hi just letting you no after going to 3 different garages with no joy (they all took radio out and said it was not standard Ford) my code was with me in 3 seconds of pressing enter key, and worked first time brilliant thank you Mr A Shaw . Alan Shaw


thank you so much ,entered the code,in the radio hey presto radio burst into life.can not thank you enough, after nearly twelve months without the radio you sent me the code in no time,once again many thanks. Stephen Bower


Massive thank's code sorted and I'm very pleased. Lynn Colley


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