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Ford Focus Radio Code

If you have lost the code for your Ford radio and the radio is now locked and asking for a code, there is a very cheap way to reset the radio and have it back up running in no time at all.

Ford themselves charge £20 - £35 for this service but you can get this code here for just £3.50 with an absolute guarantee to work or your money back from this site. These guys specialise in Ford Radios only and I have used them on several occassions myself without a single problem.

By using this site you are verifying that you are the owner of the radio. This information is already in the public domain and you are entitled to it. Fast friendly and reliable service. Click here.

Most manufacturers nowadays have tied their radios to both the serial number and the VIN (vehicle identification or chassis no.) of the car they are in. This makes decoding more difficult and of course improves security. However as the legal owner of the radio it also means you are tied in to Rip Off dealership charges!

Ford however is an exception to this rule in radios up to year 2007. The absolute majority of these Ford Radios can be decoded by serial number alone and this removes the difficulty and requirement for dealership help.

First you will need to remove the radio from the dash and you will find the serial number on a sticker on the case. This begins with a letter which is followed by 6 numbers..

Example M123456 for M series radios

or A123456 for A series radios.

Only later Ford Radios (from around 2007) with a V prefix cannot be decoded via this method and the Ford dealership must be used for these at a much higher cost as stated.

All other serials with A,C,L or the most common M letter prefix can be decoded cheaply as outlined.

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Please my car radio 5000 RDS EON is locked 13. Foed fiesta ghia 1999 year.Thank you

LOCKED13 means that there have been 13 or more wrong codes entered previously.
It can only be reset by the Ford Dealer or a Radio Decoding Service.
It will not be available for free or cheap from anywhere on the Internet

Jul 04, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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stero wont work .asking for code (y reg ford focus)

We are assuming that recently disconnected the battery and the radio lost power support, then the device is asking about the lock code to sure that this isn't a theft condition. This code is in the last pages of the owners manual; if you dont have this document, need to visit your delaer with the VIN number and showed that you are the owner. This lock code is unique e\for each vehicle and just the Ford dealer could give you.

Hope helps.

Apr 09, 2011 | Ford Car Audio & Video

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i nead to unlock a visteon 6500 radio that shows 13 locked

There is no free or cheap reset for LOCK13 as it has had at least 13 wrong codes entered previously.

It has to be reset by the Ford Dealer or a Radio Decoding Service.


Mar 29, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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