Sorry but our service on most SEAT radios and ALL the newer models (SEZ and AUZ serial numbers, amongst others) has been suspended.
In many cases you will need to visit a SEAT dealer service agent. Other online providers do exist but the price tends to be either crazily high, or the provider is not reputable, or both.
We can only help if you have one of the very OLD Blaupunkt radios. If the serial number begins BP then send the letters/numbers you see on the casing (or a picture) to the email address above and we'll check for you. If we can decode it, the price will be £7.95. Our service is personal, not automated and so we will help if we can. However, if you ask about a radio with serial number SEZ or AUZ, we won't reply - sorry but it's wasting your time and ours.
Thanks for the prompt reply, I had a word with SEAT, and they would like £40 for unlock code!! Thank you very much for trying to obtain the code, I'll have a think, and possibly buy an aftermarket unit sometime soon. (Chris Brown, Seat Ibiza)
The unlock codes for SEAT radios - that is, the newer models with 14-digit serial numbers beginning SEZ, AUZ and variations - are difficult to obtain and the solution is often to have the unit electronically reset, which requires sending it to a specialist service centre. We can recommend DND Services. It's not a cheap option and we would advise you first check with your SEAT agent, though we understand that's not a cheap option either.
You may be able to find the code available from other online decoding services, but at a going rate of around £25 (July 2021). This cost is dictated by those who source the codes on behalf of the decoding service (codes have to be read from the VAG/SEAT database, officially ONLY from SEAT).
FINDING THE SERIAL NUMBER: You will need to pull the radio from the dashboard to read the numbers needed from its chassis - this will be on a printed label, engraved on the metal case, or both. Extraction 'keys' may be required to remove the radio - 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. There are three or four different types of keys so check your radio model to ensure you obtain the correct ones.
This independent website provides useful guidance on how to remove car radios and sat-nav units from vehicles.
Our regular SEAT radio decoding service is currently suspended, as we were receiving too many enquiries for codes we clearly stated were not available from us. If we find we have access to providing them at an affordable price, we will of course restore our service.
If yours is an old Blaupunkt/Bosch radio with a serial number starting with BP, then email us on the address shown above. We can only help on those specific models.
Bear in mind that some new units may be electronically paired to the original car and will not require a code in the event that the battery has had to be disconnected, so check that it is actually asking for a code. Also, if you are tempted to buy a secondhand unit, we advise you avoid it: at very least be careful it's not a model likely to be factory locked to a specific vehicle, or might not come with the correct code where required. Any savings may soon disappear.