Heavy Haulers out there in their Mercedes Benz Lorries Content: For the Heavy Haulers out there in their 24V Mercedes Benz Lorries, you will be pleased to know that the 034953 MB Truck Base Low CD player can be decoded using our fully automated and online radio code recovery service. All you need are the numbers from the label on the side of the CD player for us to generate your security code number.
If you have a Classic Rover 800 then one of the very rare stereos fitted was the Philips 22dc682/60r XQD10033 RG682 and we can help you with an online radio security code if you need one. Our fully automated decoding site can supply your code instantly, all you need is the engraved number from the side. Click here to get your Rover 800 radio code
There are many versions of the Fiat 199 Radio CD Player as fitted to the Fiat Punto Abarth, and like any other radio, it is very important to select the correct make and model from our website in order to obtain the correct code. Please remember that the part number is just as critical as the serial number when ordering a Radio Code from us.
Click here to get your Fiat Punto 199 Radio CD Player code
The tiny Chrysler Ypsilon is essentially a rebadged Lancia Delta, and promises to provide unrivalled luxury, technology and refinement for a supermini. It’s based on a stretched Fiat Panda platform and comes with five doors and a more upmarket interior. The Bosch 846 Plus SB12N Stereo will still be badged as a Lancia, and whichever flavour you have, we can certainly supply the auto radio code for it via our fully automated website here.
Chris T asked;
Can stolen Car Stereos be Decoded?
Yes! There is nothing to prevent a Stolen Car Stereo from being Decoded.
So don’t be surprised if we ask you to prove ownership of the Radio. We have a very close rapport with both the local and national Police, and often check up on reported serial numbers. We have identified lots of stolen Radios to date, assisted with many prosecutions, and we always pass on information to the Police if we are at all suspicious.
If you suspect that your Radio may have previously been stolen, it may be very unwise to send it to us! If you have had a Stereo stolen, and you have the full model number, serial number, Police crime number, and can prove ownership with receipts, then please E-Mail us with your details, and we will add them to our own Database. Because we cover the UK and most of Europe with our Services, there is a good chance that we may even find it via another Car Audio Dealer sending it in for Decoding, unaware of its history! When we do find them, we always pass on the information to the local authorities.
Joseph R asked;
I need to send a radio to you, What do I do next?
If you need to send us a Radio for Decoding or Repair, it’s very important to order the correct Decode or Repair from our website, as this will automatically book your Radio on to our system. Click on the relevant Stereo on our website, purchase the service, and follow all of the Checkout procedures. If you are sending multiple Radios, please make sure that you order multiple Decodes where necessary as this will calculate a price for return delivery back to you. The final checkout page will also have a box for you to include any fault details or special instructions where necessary. Print off the final Checkout page and include a copy in the box with any items that you are sending us. You will also receive a confirmation E-Mail as well. When your Radio arrives here we will then have all your payment and contact details, and can process it without any delay.
Our postage charges shown are based on returning via a Secure Carrier to Mainland UK, and this price will be adjusted automatically depending on how many radios you have selected to send. For our Overseas and (Over Water!) Customers, the price will be automatically adjusted at the Checkout. We will only ship via our own approved Secure Carriers. For those of you wishing to pay in € Euros, this facility is currently only available by PayPal. Please contact us if a delivery solution is not shown for your Country.
Hannah J asked;
My Stereo has one of your labels on it, Do you keep a record of the Code?
If you have misplaced your paperwork with the Radio Code number on it, or were not given it by a previous owner, we are terribly sorry, but it’s not our fault that you do not have it.
We have decoded literally hundreds of thousands of Radios in our time, and there are many Stereos cropping up all over the world with our labels on them. We regret that due to data storage issues, we longer keep any records of the actual code numbers that have been issued by us. If you are in need of a code number, then you will have to follow the instructions on the website, and if that involves sending it to us again, then I am afraid that is what you will need to do and any charges will still apply.
Sean W asked;
Is it true that you can stick them in the Freezer to Decode?
This one always makes us laugh, but there was once a brief element of truth to it. Back in the very early days of the Radio Code development, (maybe day two or three), some of the Integrated Circuits (Code Eproms) used on pre-production models were not of a very high standard, and if they were used outside of their normal operating temperature range (ie:cold), they would no longer retain the programmed Code data, and the unit would briefly switch on for a split second before it died completely. (This was pre-production models back in the early 80’s).
But although technology has moved on, the old Wives tale remains. But think about it. How can a sophisticated electronic component self interrogate itself and magically display a heavily encrypted security number, by getting as cold as February? But still people try it! And boy, do we laugh when they do.
If you put your Car Radio in the freezer, before long all of that bare and unprotected metal will appear white and frosty. The display may also have frozen, expanded and cracked by this stage. But the real fun starts when the unit thaws out, as all of that ice will turn to rust and corrosion almost as fast as it melts. Your expensive Radio has now been reduced to a pile of furry orange scrap, for want of saving a few quid on Decoding.
But Hey! Don’t panic! As we are more than happy to supply you a brand new one!
Nick G asked;
Can I extract my Code number whilst the radio is still working?
A fair question, but if you think about it, what use would a security code be if a car thief could also access it before removing the stereo from your car, simply by pressing a few buttons?
The only way that your security code number can be determined if you have lost it, is by using a specialist decoding company, such as ourselves.
Rick M asked;
What about the Code Programs found on the Internet?
There are many myths floating around on the internet about Car Audio Decoding, and many years ago, somebody decided to compile the myths onto an E-Mail and they bounced around the Industry, things like putting the Radio into the freezer to name the most popular. Many Car Audio Dealers, including ourselves thought that these myths were so funny that we all started to add a few of our own, knowing them not to work, and the comical E-Mails just grew and grew.
But a few clever people went a stage further, and as a means to generate some repair work, turned some of these myths into little executable programs, which in turn were compiled onto CD-ROMs and distributed across the Internet for Free. These little programs asked you for a serial number and gave you back a supposed Code number, except that it was not usually the Security Code number, but the Engineers back door Code number allowing access to the main programming menu of the head unit. And after a few guided button presses, Hey Presto, the Radio was Codelocked, and the only way to fix it was to take it to a Repair Centre. For us, this was brilliant, and generated a lot of work for us in resetting these Radios as it was so easy to spot the ones that people had been messing about with.
But these programs then took a turn for the worse. The people that had originally written these as a source of income soon realised that the repair work was being given to places like us instead, so the programs were then re-written. As you are reading this on a computer, you will be aware of terms like Trojans and Viruses, well these programs could now infect the Car Radio with a similar condition, and often erase the internal memory completely. In many cases the Radios are not actually recoverable, as it was decided that if these people were not going to get the repair work, then nobody else would either.
Most of these programs soon disappeared, but thanks to a few idiot E-Book sellers who decided to redistribute these again through eBay, they are doing the rounds once more. If you are a frequent user of eBay, then you may know about the recent changes made to the eBay Rules & Policies regarding digital media and E-Book distribution, and the fact that the Trust & Safety department are enforcing this very heavily. Ever wondered why? Well a lot of it is largely due to the damage being caused by the distribution of these Car Radio Code programs and the number of people complaining to eBay after their equipment has been written off.
Think very carefully before entering a code number generated from a 99p eBay disc into a Radio worth many hundreds of pounds. Would it not make more sense spending an extra few quid with a reputable Decoding Centre that has invested more into their Decoding equipment that you have probably spent on your house?