Showing your Ford stereo's serial code on the stereo's display.
Turn on your stereo and hold the preset buttons 1 & 6 for 2 to 3 seconds, the code cycle will begin, wait until your serial shows and make note. It will look like the image below .
If buttons 1 & 6 do not work, try holding button presets 2 & 6. The stereo serial will display on screen.
The same method applies for this stereo. Holding buttons 1 & 6 together to start the code cycle. The 'V' serial will display towards the end of the cycle.
If you do not see the serial try holding buttons 2 & 6 and look out for a serial starting with the letter 'M'. If neither of these work please refer to method 2 below.
How to Find Your Ford stereo Code Serial Number on the Label.
It is quite simple to remove your Ford stereo. You will need a set of stereo release keys (PC5-132). These are inexpensive and are around £3 - £5, you can obtain them from a local car audio shop or Halfords.
Once you have the stereo release keys, push them into the 4 holes in each corner of the stereo (See image), apply a little pressure and the stereo will release from the dashboard. The radios label will be located on the stereo's casing.
All Ford radio serial starts with V/M/BP/C7 for example V123456. The TravelPilot models are a longer serial number. An example of this would be C73F0961 C 0536857. Please see images below for reference.
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