Is there a free/cheap way to find out your radio code for a Renault?

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Found 24th Nov 2009
Just had my Renault in the garage to have a new battery fitted, but as they disconnected it, the radio now requires the 4 digit security code, unfortunately I don't have it.

I did phone a local Renault garage and they quoted £15 for this, just wondered if there's a cheaper/free option.

Many thanks for any advice, rep given for good suggestions.
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I assume it's not with all the paperwork, info that came with the car?

It may also be worth taking the unit out (if possible) to check no -one has put it on there in the past.

Other than that it's either a dealer or over the net.
If you have the handbook then it's usually inside the front cover.
I had this bother, exactly same cause as well. Had to bite the bullet and pay renault the £10 (it was then).
Could try posting ]here, or ]here someone did the same and received a reply
greg_68;6984472

Could try posting ]here, or ]here someone did the same and received a … Could try posting ]here, or ]here someone did the same and received a reply



Cheers for that greg, I'll give it a go. :thumbsup:
I remember a long time ago that i was told put it in the freezer or something like that ??? i don't expect you to try it though :w00t:

Edit= Did i just make this up as it seems very stupid ?
the freezer trick used to work because it reset the eeprom that holds the code, you didn't make it up. there are programs arond that can give you the code. you can also try renault forums. but try taking the radio out a little as you'd be amazed how many people write the code on the radio itself
wolf359;6984982

the freezer trick used to work because it reset the eeprom that holds the … the freezer trick used to work because it reset the eeprom that holds the code, you didn't make it up. there are programs arond that can give you the code. you can also try renault forums. but try taking the radio out a little as you'd be amazed how many people write the code on the radio itself

Thanks i thought i was going mad or had a dream about putting it into the freezer :thumbsup:
Jumpingphil;6986328

Still would have lost the power to the radio and would therefore need the … Still would have lost the power to the radio and would therefore need the code.:thumbsup:



ways around this, you can piggy back another battery to provide power whilst you switch battery. loads of garages do this as a matter of course when switching batteries
wolf359;6992960

ways around this, you can piggy back another battery to provide power … ways around this, you can piggy back another battery to provide power whilst you switch battery. loads of garages do this as a matter of course when switching batteries



we have a gadget @ work that plugs into the cigar lighter & provides enough power to keep the radio coded whilst swapping the battery.
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