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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.


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.


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.




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...

Hi Guys apologies if this is in the wrong section, I was very very sceptical at first but thought hey its through Paypal, if it dont work then I will eventually get my money back, I was totally amazed that it worked but it did, I paid my fee and within seconds of paying it the code was on the screen I was still thinking that it would not work but I put the code in the stereo and that was it the radio channels came on, I was very very very impressed I could not believe it, once again many many thanks I thought that the radio was a gonner you have made me very happy, cheers. brian warburton


Just wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks for a brilliant service!! Car battery had to be disconnected, realised soon after that we didn't have the code for the radio. A quick trawl on Google and your company came up. After reading a few of the testimonials, I decided to give you a try. 2 minutes after entering the serial number and payment details, I had the code and everything is working as it should be. Fantastic service and undoubtedly saved me time,money and my sanity rather than try to go through Ford. I will certainly recommend you to everyone I hear of who is in the same predicament. Thanks again,. Joe


Thank you! I've put the code in and it's the correct one! Thanks for all your help, I will recommend you highly to friends and family. Kind regards. Jayne


thanks very impressed up and running in 3 min from start to finish hope to deal with again....cheers. john evagoa


Thank you, great service. George Sheerin


Brilliant result, very quick service with full instructions on how to enter code. Radio worked first time, many thanks.. Steve Myring