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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...

just wanted to say,, great service and well worth the 5 quid,, saved me loads of hassle of lookin around for code,, keep up the good work. Brian Gilbert


Just wanted to say a quick thank you! My parents car unexpectedly needed a new battery which left them with the radio needing a code that they didn't have! So having driven 250 miles to visit me it was superb to be able to get their unlock code from your site before they left to drive home! Within moments it was all working again! So I thank you, as does my mum and I'm certain Dad does too! Brilliant . Marcus Hann


Just a note to say thanks very much, code is in and working. Result! Thanks again. Kevin Davies


Just wanted to say thanks for your awesome service!! Having completely fluffed entering the code I received on line (wrong serial no. given by myself and wrong method of entry to boot) I gave your office a call expecting the usual computer says no... it's against our t&c's etc. regarding changes to info supplied on line so you'll have to purchase another code. Instead I received a very refreshingly polite & down to earth response along with additional advice on code entry method for my radio model. All sorted in less than 5 minutes! In my line of work I spend a lot of time dealing with call centres etc. If only I could I'd send you a list of them to go in and show them how it's done! You have genuinely restored my faith in after sales customer service! Regards, Chris Heard.. Chris Heard


Mr Pollard, Very many thanks for your kind assistance, now I'll be able to listen to Talk Sport when I'm out in the car. . Tom McAllister


Absolutely brilliant. Radio worked in seconds. Ford wanted a lot more and would I lose car for a day. Would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else who required a code. Quick reply and easy instructions given for setting code. Many thanks again.. Chris James