Hold buttons 1 & 6 together to start a code cycle. The 'V'/'M' serial will display towards the end. For example V197905
If the serial did not show, try holding buttons 2 & 6 and look for a serial starting with the letter 'M'. If neither of these work please refer to method 2 below. For example M197905.
Hold down preset buttons 1 & 6 for 2-3 seconds, the display will go through various panes of information, the serial number will begin "SN" or "SOCD"
This model of radio shows the serial number by holding buttons 2 & 6, this will display a "M" serial number.
It is quite simple to remove your Ford radio. You will need a set of radio release keys (PC5-132). These are inexpensive and are around £3 - £5, you can obtain them from Amazon.
Once you have the radio release keys, push them into the 4 holes in each corner of the radio (See image), apply a little pressure and the radio will release from the dashboard. The radios label will be located on the radio's casing.
Serials begin V/M/BP/C7 for example V123456. The TravelPilot model slightly different. An example of this would be C73F0961 C 0536857. please see our Ford TravelPilot page for more information. See images below for reference.
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The 6000CD is the most popular Ford radio model, first you must obtain the serial number. visit our Ford 6000CD Page for full instructions.
If you have tried hold down pre-set buttons 1 & 6 or 2 & 6 and the serial number is still not displaying on the radios screen, the radio will need to be pulled forwards to get access to the label on the back where the serial will be printed.
There are some exceptions to M or V, 881, BP or C7 are also Ford serial numbers but can only be found on the radios label on the back. Mdj5dp or 5000 are NOT serial numbers for Ford radios, if this is the only information that shows on screen, the radio must be removed and the serial number will be printed on the back.
Removing a Ford radio is very easy and does not require any specialist skills, radio release keys are designed to press into place which allows the radio to be taken out.
Often this is due to the code not being input correct, if the code you are trying to enter is still on screen press & hold either 5 or # to process the code into the radio system. If the code disappears and does not turn on, the radio code may be incorrect and must be re-checked, always re-check the serial number provided was correct as one incorrect digit will give an incorrect code.
If the radio is not allowing the code to be entered, disconnect the car battery for 1 hour, this will reset the radio and allow for 3 more final attempts of input.
LOCKED 13, the incorrect code has been entered into the radio 13 times, radios displaying LOCKED13 cannot be decoded online and must go to a Ford dealership.
Radio codes are a anti-theft code which prevents theft of stereos, these can only be unlocked using the original code.
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