Showing your Sony radio serial code on the radios display.
Turn on your radio 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 you have a Sony radio as shown in the image, these radios must be removed in order to get the serial number. Please see below on how to remove this particular stereo.
Upon holding buttons 1 & 6 together, a cycle of different codes will appear. The serial will display towards the end of the cycle. As shown within the image , the Sony Radio serial number is displayed as "SN: SOCD1X8V061197" the information needed is only V197905 from the display.
How to Find Your Sony Radio Code Serial Number on the Label.
It is quite simple to remove your Ford radio. You will need a set of radio release keys. These are inexpensive and are around £3 - £5, you can obtain them from a local car audio shop or 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. Please see image for reference.
The 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. If your radio is a TravelPilot, please see our Ford TravelPilot page. Please see images below for reference.