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How to Enter a Renault Radio Code

This tip deals with instructions on how to enter the security code in your Renault car radio and assumes that you already have the correct code for your radio. It also describes what to do if your radio will not accept a code after too many incorrect entries and appears to be locked.

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1) You must have 0000 showing on the display before the radio will accept the code.

If CODE or ERROR is on the display you must leave the radio switched on with the key turned to the first point in the ignition that activates the radio until the display changes to 0000.

This can take over an hour depending on how many wrong code entries have been made. It is very important to leave the key in the ignition turned to the accessories on position and the power must not be interrupted or the wait period will be reset and start all over again.

2) When you get 0000 on the display, use the steering stalk and not the radio to enter the code. Turn the thumbwheel on the stalk until the number changes on the display. Accept each number by pressing the satellite button on the bottom of the stalk before moving on to the next one.

3) When all four numbers are entered on the display you must press and hold the button on bottom of the stalk until you hear a confirmation beep. This may take up to 10 seconds.

4) Enjoy your sounds!

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For instructions on entering the code for Renault please see this link.

This assumes you already have the correct code. If you need the code itself please see this link.

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Welcome to FixYa.

Please see this FixYa Tip which gives correct instructions on how to enter a code in a Renault radio.

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I have written a FixYa Tip which explains this issue of having to wait to enter the code for Renault. Full instructions on how to deal with it can be viewed here.

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Please view this FixYa Tip which outlines the correct and exact procedure to enter the radio code for Renault. There is also a recommendation for a cheap way to obtain the code you require and reactivate the radio.

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my car radio security code will not unlock radio

Are you sure that you have 

1...The correct code?

2...The correct Code Entry Instructions

If you require a code the radio will have to be removed from the car dashboard .
Then please POST A NEW QUESTION quoting  the MAKE + MODEL of your radio plus ALL the LETTERS and NUMBERS on any LABELS , BARCODES or STAMPED IN THE METAL CASING. 
If your radio is a RENAULT/PHILIPS then here are the correct Code Entry Instructions

Philips Renault Code Entry 
Turn on the radio and the display will show 'CODE'
Use the steering controls for code entry.
Press the [¬ ] button then rotate the thumb wheel for the correct first digit
Press the [¬ ] button then rotate the thumb wheel for the correct second digit
Press the [ ¬] button then rotate the thumb wheel for the correct third digit
Press the [ ¬] button then rotate the thumb wheel for the correct fourth digit
If the correct code is now shown on screen, 
press and hold the [¬ ] button for up to 10 seconds to store the code 


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