Ford Radio Codes

This service for FORD cars is no longer available. As an alternative service we recommend Restored Classic: restoredclassic[at]

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Ford Radio Removal

With Ford units, the format of serial number required varies according to the radio maker, such as V097405 (Visteon models) and M546471 (older models). The Ford FX Sat-Navs are more complicated, but a good decoder will know and advise you.

On the Ford SANYO radios (FORD SAM, FMS Audio), the Serial Number is under the barcode.


Labels applied to the case of the radio may overlap the back and top, or top and side panels. Look to see if such a label is torn along the line where the panels meet; it might indicate the radio has been previously repaired and the code reset.


You will need to pull the radio from the dashboard to read the serial number from its chassis - this will be on a printed label, engraved on the metal case, or both. Most of the units fitted to Ford are extracted using 'keys' - if this is the case with yours, you will see small slots each side of the faciaplate. Don't be tempted to try removing the radio another way or force it as you may damage the surrounding dashboard trim. The keys make it very easy - you can find them in motoring stores or online. Most Ford radios require the commonly used DIN type release keys shown here, but some use the flat-type keys and you'll see by the shape of the slot in the trim plate (there are 2 or 3 different types of keys so ensure you buy the correct ones).


We no longer offer codes for Ford

As an alternative service we recommend Restored Classic: restoredclassic[at]