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Volkswagen Radio Codes from Serial Number

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


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


Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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.



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Volkswagen Serial Number's

Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen radio has been removed from the vehicle.

Examples of serials include:



Additional information about Volkswagen radio codes and decoding

Using our Volkswagen stereo code service, you will not only be saving yourself money, but also the additional time which can be involved in trying to get your code from a vehicle main dealer. Most main dealers will request that you first book in your car with them, along with having to take proof of ownership along before they apply for the Volkswagen code.
Under most circumastances the code they supply will be derived frome either the vehicle registration or the Chassis number. If the radio has been replaced at any stage in its lifetime, this will be the incorrect code.

There are a various reasons why a stereo code based on the vehicle chassis number or registration may not work, these include:


At Radio-Code, we provide radio codes based on the unique serial number of your unit.  Our stereo codes have proven to be more accurate because of this.



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