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If you mean the security code, it is not placed on the radio but is supplied with the original literature pack for the owner to store at home in case it is needed.
If the original radio security code is lost it is possible to retrieve it from the manufacturer's agents at a price; either the code associated with the vehicle VIN number or if a replacement radio has ever been fitted the type, part number and serial number of the radio must be provided. The serial is often etched into the radio case.
There is a variety of internet sites offering decoding and recoding services as well as providing decoding software but in my experienced the resutls are variable.
Try your dealer, or search here for similar issues. not long ago there was a web site that had "radio security codes"
no help, go to your ford dealer, they will look it up based on vehicle vin number if stereo was a factory install.
The age of the battery could be a factor. My 2000 Windstar has a history of similar problems - currently on battery number 7. As battery function deteriorates, strange symptoms occur. Check for low or fluctuating voltage level on the instrumentation bus. In my case, I cannot turn on the rear A/C and leave it on overnight or it will kill the battery. You may find some similar malfunction. Try to get access to the factory service bulletins for your Escape as there may be a clue as to something that should have been corrected but wasn't.
The temperature display and the heater function are likely two different issues. I had a similar issue with intermittent heat on my 2001 Aurora. In my case it turned out to be the blower motor. As a vehicle ages and the bearings on the motor start going bad, the amount of energy it takes to spin the motor gets higher and higher. This can result in intermittent behavior or cause the heater resistors to go bad. It is also possible that the heater control itself is the issue, but with the age of this vehicle, I would start with the blower motor and then heater resistors.
A few bubbles during engine warm-up could be the result of air working its way out of the system, especially if the coolant is a bit low. Constant foaming or bubbling during operation, especially if accompanied by a sweet odor similar to maple syrup from the exhaust, would indicate a leak between a cylinder and the coolant system, most likely a blown head gasket. If this appears to be the case, do a compression test to identify the cylinder so you only have to pull one head, or check the spark plug electrodes to see if one looks much cleaner than the others (a damp plug smelling of coolant is confirmation of the problem).
The white smoke is a concern. When there is white smoke present after the engine has reached operating temperature, this can be a sign of antifreeze getting into the combustion system. That can come from a couple of places depending on the vehicle. The most common place is from a leaking head gasket. If this engine has at one time been significantly over heated that is a strong possibility. The mixing of coolant with the combustion can also cause very poor performance and stalling.
One of the tell tale signs of coolant in the combustion area is a sweet acrid smell from the exhaust, similar to the smell of maple syrup.
If this is the case the only permanent solution is a head gasket replacement and head reconditioning. This is a major expense and undertaking.
should be a 14 character Serial Number beginning with RG or RN or PH or similar
(often found stamped in the metal casing ) and maybe a Security Number in the format of
TOA123 or TA123 or just A123 at the end of a barcode so please quote EVERYTHING
you can find