FREE - Ford Radio Code Unlock Code Generator
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FREE - Ford Radio Code Unlock Code Generator

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Posted 13th Jul
All other ford radio code websites charge anything from £5 to £10 to generate an unlock code for Ford radios. Ford charges £20 I believe. The code is needed if you disconnect the radio, or sometimes if you disconnect the battery.

It works with M and V series serial numbers found in Focus's, Fiestas, and Transits (probably a few other models too).

This site will generate them for free and works instantly without any sign up.
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Johnny.F13/07/2019 08:47

Used this before for my daughter's Focus, you need the code off the …Used this before for my daughter's Focus, you need the code off the side/back of the radio. Very easy to use and worked a treat.


Don't need to do that and take the whole thing out, switch your radio on and press 1 & 6 for the cycle to start of different info and your code comes up.
I had to get the code for my Mondeo last summer when I changed my car battery, looked everywhere online but couldn't find the right code for my radio.

Rang the dealership to enquire, they wanted £40 as it's an hours job to get it, had a chuckle at that and then ended up buying the code for 99p off ebay.

Will try this website later and see if it gives me the same code that worked, heat added.
nanuek13/07/2019 08:35

The idea is to make it harder to steal the radios I guess?


Does that still happen these days? They are very bespoke and integrated!
maui13/07/2019 11:59

Yep - so an easier answer would be to lock it to the vehicles VIN, which …Yep - so an easier answer would be to lock it to the vehicles VIN, which is coded in the ECU. As other manufacturers do. That way if it is stolen, or upgraded you’ve got to go to the dealer to have it recoded.


But a dealership will charge very heavily, it's barely less theft than having your radio taken in the first place. Also, presumably, if an ECU-coded radio were stolen, a new radio would have to be coded to match, thus being charged on top of the theft? I assume that the reason VIN/ECU locking happens is to force the resolution through the dealer.

The customer-friendly option is probably to let the owner set the password, like just about everything else in the world. Then shell out to the dealer for an ID-checked reset if you forget it.

It should be noted, also, that VIN/ECU locking and this system too, is what's known as immutable security. It can't be changed, so once the information is out there the security is compromised forever, hence sites like this cannot be undone. It is usually the poor cousin of security which can be compromised without making the information permanently insecure. Biosecurity *can* be a potentially notable example of immutable security; if a record of your fingerprint is released, for example, that aspect of your identity is now known permanently.The specifics are important, however, as consumer fingerprints-as-passwords will be a secure implementation that doesn't allow retrieval of the fingerprint from it's storage as a password.

It's not necessarily an uneducated decision though, I would imagine the reason it's done in this case that way is to simplify dealing with flashing changeable codes to hardware because cars are susceptible to power loss with stored codes otherwise.

Source: Do a bit of security, innit.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 13th Jul
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Haven't tried this out but handy to know 'something' is out there to help for free.

Heat 🔥
I remember them doing this 15 years ago - had no idea they still do!
Why on earth would they have any justification in doing this except to scam more money from their customers!
I had to get the code for my Mondeo last summer when I changed my car battery, looked everywhere online but couldn't find the right code for my radio.

Rang the dealership to enquire, they wanted £40 as it's an hours job to get it, had a chuckle at that and then ended up buying the code for 99p off ebay.

Will try this website later and see if it gives me the same code that worked, heat added.
maui13/07/2019 08:29

I remember them doing this 15 years ago - had no idea they still do! Why …I remember them doing this 15 years ago - had no idea they still do! Why on earth would they have any justification in doing this except to scam more money from their customers!


The idea is to make it harder to steal the radios I guess?
Great for future reference , good fine (as long as it works of course) 😁
Used this before for my daughter's Focus, you need the code off the side/back of the radio. Very easy to use and worked a treat.
nanuek13/07/2019 08:35

The idea is to make it harder to steal the radios I guess?


Does that still happen these days? They are very bespoke and integrated!
Johnny.F13/07/2019 08:47

Used this before for my daughter's Focus, you need the code off the …Used this before for my daughter's Focus, you need the code off the side/back of the radio. Very easy to use and worked a treat.


Don't need to do that and take the whole thing out, switch your radio on and press 1 & 6 for the cycle to start of different info and your code comes up.
maui13/07/2019 08:53

Does that still happen these days? They are very bespoke and integrated!


Rarely nowadays.. but thieves can steal to order, and if another person with a basic focus stereo wants an upgrade to the fancy one with Bluetooth/dab one then......
Also thieves are opportunistic, if it can be stolen , then it will be, and sold for pennies to fund whatever vice of Thier choice.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 13th Jul
nanuek13/07/2019 08:35

The idea is to make it harder to steal the radios I guess?


Not much harder if you can get the code for free on this website. Kind of defeats the point of having a code.
Can't imagine many thieves stealing built in stereos these days anyway
nanuek13/07/2019 08:35

The idea is to make it harder to steal the radios I guess?

Yep, but also can require the code when you disconnect your battery for too long etc. A theif can get the code for 99p on eBay, so why not make it free.
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Just tried it and it's given me the correct code.
For those saying about stealing a card radio, have you seen how much work needs to go into removing them off Ford's?
Nice one thanks. Will keep this for future use
polarbaba13/07/2019 08:55

Rarely nowadays.. but thieves can steal to order, and if another person …Rarely nowadays.. but thieves can steal to order, and if another person with a basic focus stereo wants an upgrade to the fancy one with Bluetooth/dab one then......Also thieves are opportunistic, if it can be stolen , then it will be, and sold for pennies to fund whatever vice of Thier choice.


Yep - so an easier answer would be to lock it to the vehicles VIN, which is coded in the ECU. As other manufacturers do.

That way if it is stolen, or upgraded you’ve got to go to the dealer to have it recoded.

This way, it’s just a scam!

None the less great deal - love it when ridiculous things like this are thwarted by the little guys!
Edited by: "maui" 13th Jul
Sc4mp013/07/2019 08:54

Don't need to do that and take the whole thing out, switch your radio on …Don't need to do that and take the whole thing out, switch your radio on and press 1 & 6 for the cycle to start of different info and your code comes up.


Yep you're probably right with newer models. 1 & 6 didn't work for me, had to take it out and retrieve the four digit code, this was on a 04 Focus.
Johnny.F13/07/2019 12:34

Yep you're probably right with newer models. 1 & 6 didn't work for me, had …Yep you're probably right with newer models. 1 & 6 didn't work for me, had to take it out and retrieve the four digit code, this was on a 04 Focus.


Mines an 09 mondeo cd6000.

Try 2&6, according to some websites that works for older models
maui13/07/2019 11:59

Yep - so an easier answer would be to lock it to the vehicles VIN, which …Yep - so an easier answer would be to lock it to the vehicles VIN, which is coded in the ECU. As other manufacturers do. That way if it is stolen, or upgraded you’ve got to go to the dealer to have it recoded.


But a dealership will charge very heavily, it's barely less theft than having your radio taken in the first place. Also, presumably, if an ECU-coded radio were stolen, a new radio would have to be coded to match, thus being charged on top of the theft? I assume that the reason VIN/ECU locking happens is to force the resolution through the dealer.

The customer-friendly option is probably to let the owner set the password, like just about everything else in the world. Then shell out to the dealer for an ID-checked reset if you forget it.

It should be noted, also, that VIN/ECU locking and this system too, is what's known as immutable security. It can't be changed, so once the information is out there the security is compromised forever, hence sites like this cannot be undone. It is usually the poor cousin of security which can be compromised without making the information permanently insecure. Biosecurity *can* be a potentially notable example of immutable security; if a record of your fingerprint is released, for example, that aspect of your identity is now known permanently.The specifics are important, however, as consumer fingerprints-as-passwords will be a secure implementation that doesn't allow retrieval of the fingerprint from it's storage as a password.

It's not necessarily an uneducated decision though, I would imagine the reason it's done in this case that way is to simplify dealing with flashing changeable codes to hardware because cars are susceptible to power loss with stored codes otherwise.

Source: Do a bit of security, innit.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 13th Jul
shame it doesn't fix the massive pile of sh*t that is the SYNC system
Thanks
nanuek13/07/2019 08:35

The idea is to make it harder to steal the radios I guess?


Don't think so. Once stolen, just use the unlock code generator lol
Great gesture from the site owner
Anyone know a similar site for old Nissans? (Looked and couldn't find one)
woodface713/07/2019 20:04

Anyone know a similar site for old Nissans? (Looked and couldn't find one)


Whats the serial number? I'll look for it.
Great for thieves..

Kindest regards
Do they do entry codes for BMW M5??

Kindest regards
I'm surprised such code does not come on a card with the dealer manuals provided with new cars.
Kulaak14/07/2019 07:51

I'm surprised such code does not come on a card with the dealer manuals …I'm surprised such code does not come on a card with the dealer manuals provided with new cars.


You do get the radio code, I think people tend to lose the manuals or don't hand them over when selling a car which is where these websites etc come in.
Thank you so much for this OP and to the site developer! Saved me having to pay a silly price at the dealers or take a chance at an Ebay code so thanks so much 🏻
JoeyJoeC13/07/2019 22:48

Whats the serial number? I'll look for it.


Thanks, that's very kind. It's my sisters car, so I may not be able to get the number for a while.
ljaymuse14/07/2019 11:29

Thank you so much for this OP and to the site developer! Saved me having …Thank you so much for this OP and to the site developer! Saved me having to pay a silly price at the dealers or take a chance at an Ebay code so thanks so much 🏻


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