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Gallagher99, FORD SENIOR /SPECIALIST TECHNICIAN
Category: UK Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3196
Experience:  SVQ LEVEL 3, QAULIFIED FORD SENIOR/SPECIALIST TECHNICIAN , ATA REGISTERD ,12 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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I bought a 2nd hand Ford Focus but the radios locked

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Hi i bought a 2nd hand Ford Focus but the radios locked
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 year ago.

Hi there good morning to you and sorry for the delayed response

Ok in order for me to generate your radio code i will need the serial number of the audio unit as there is no other way to generate the code

Most ford audio units have a serial number self read function built into the unit

If you press and hold buttons 1&6 or 2&6 (older units the unit will run through a self test and should run through various displays and display the serial number
The serial number will look like this - example
V015638 or M048725

If you can get back to me with this number I will generate your radio code immediately

If the self test function doesn't work and the unit doesn't display the serial number then the audio unit WILL need to be removed /popped out to read the serial number from the side of the unit

Kind regards ***** *****

Brian

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hold 1&6 and it goes through the date then brings up various codes beginning with swp...Swp 1-6561
Swp2 214c044
Swp3 ac
Swp4 ---Cd_kw_8Im guessing its none of these?
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 year ago.

Hi there'

Can you try 2&6 as these aren't the serial number required

Regards Brian

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately 2&6 does nothing... Guessing the radio has to be pulled out, i cant do that myself can i? I see no holes
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

Ok the silver plastic radio /climate controls surround pulls off/outward starting at the top

Once removed the radio is secured by 4 screws remove these and pull the radio out and the serial number is ***** the side of the unit

Regards ***** *****

Brian

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are the clips above the AM/FM and CD button or is it somewhere else?
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 year ago.

Is it this setup you have

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 year ago.

Can you take a photo of full set up

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that is the one
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

Ok I use a thin screwdriver or plastic trim tool and you can start from either top or bottom I always start from the top to the left of the hazard switch as soon as you pull the trim out ward the rest of the trim comes off easily

Regards ***** *****

Brian.