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Battery died replaced battery but now the radio will not turn on a 2005 Ford Focus AM/FM radio with cd player. the fuse has not been blown, if I have to replace the radio does it need to be with a ford radio or can I replace it with one purchased elsewhere?

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Quick and free fix sir or maam.The radio locks up when the battery is removed on today's cars.I don't know who decided to start it but it is somewhat stupid...I think anyhow.All you have to do is call a Ford dealer and they will give you the code and method to unlock your stereo.Write it down because your battery may get disconnected for many other reasons than a dead battery when repaired.I am pretty sure they just need the VIN.You can put aftermarket stereos in too if you ever want to.Good luck! Greg

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  • madarling Dec 08, 2010

    So I have the exact same problem

  • madarling Dec 08, 2010

    So I have the exact same issue, but when I called the dealership where I bought it

  • Greg McCarthy Dec 08, 2010

    Your reply is cut off.If you have a Ford but didn't buy it from a Ford dealer,call a Ford dealer.If you bought a Ford from a Chevy dealer,they likely won't have it.

  • madarling Dec 09, 2010

    Not sure why message kept cutting off, but anyways, I bought the car new from a Ford dealer, their service dept is telling me that the 2005 Focus does not have that feature, they looked up my car in their system. I called a different Ford dealer, because I read your fix, they also said no codes in the 2005 Focus. There are 2 fuses that I can see, Radio

  • Greg McCarthy Dec 10, 2010

    You were cut off again.If you have any lighting on the radio,the fuse is fine.Also,it would most likely cause other systems to not work besides just the radio.Since you have double verified the codes,I will see what else I can come up with.Greg


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If you tell us the serial number we might be able to get a code for you, it should begin with M

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  • gedoconnor Feb 12, 2011

    hi my radio code is m346214 can u pls help me with this

  • freddie44 Feb 12, 2011

    your stereo code is 5760

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    robert koppandi May 12, 2014

    hi my radio code is M019430. can you help me please?



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