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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) 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...

Thanks Sam. I tried it, and it worked. Kind regards. Mansour Mansour


Hi, my radio is now working, code was correct. Many thanks, I will recommend you to anyone with the same problem. Cheers. Chris Hall


Excellent service,took 5 mins and worked first time. M J Nichols


Thank you for the instant radio code it worked straight away,it was much cheaper than the main dealer quoted. I even managed to contact the garage dealership that the car came from over the phone but the numpty there quoted the wrong number. Many thanks again.. Paul Grant


Hi Just wanted to say a big thank you for coding up my car radio this morning. Absolutely fantastic service and value. Now fully installed and running a treat - its so good to have sounds once again. Driving without music is so weird when you're use to it! Brilliant job. Terrific. . Clive


Thank you for great service and advice. Worked first time.. T Meachin