Fiat ducato radio code help!

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  1. Vantan

    Vantan Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, we have just bought our first Motorhome and on its first trip out we ended up being towed to the services and spending the fisrt night in the services car park, kid and wife were not happy:cry:. Anyway the problem was the alternator and we had it replaced but as the battery was dissconected we lost the radio code, can anyone help. Has anyone been in the same situation that may know the radio code (please).

    Motorhome - Swift Kontiki 645, FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD, 2005.

    Thank you for reading our message,:thumb:

    Rob and Amanda.:Wink:
     
  2. Gooney

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    Did you get any manuals with the vehicle? theres a good chance the code may be on a credit card sized card in one of the pockets within the handbook, if not you can get the radio unlocked at a radio fitter shop.
     
  3. rob kinnear

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    Hi Rob I know this might sound obvious but Look in your hand book there should be a code there some where if not it is possible to have the radio code changed look in local yellow pages. I can see you are South Wales I am pretty sure there is someone in Swansea (uplands car radio) I think.
    In france now but I will look next week if you have not had any luck.

    All the best
    Rob and Sue
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    hi and welcome to the madhouse :thumb:

    best bet is call into your fiat dealer and they should be able to give you the code in exchange for your reg number.
    take your log book as proof of ownership though.
    all the above is only valid if its the original factory fitted radio.


    if they want their palm crossed with silver to do it then search the web for free radio unlock codes, you usually need the radio's make and serial number off the rear panel for this service...be aware that many so called 'free sites' do make a charge though....just free to register.

    if you get really stuck i have a contact for a forum based code suppier who doesnt charge at all but may take a few days to get the code.
    he supplies the code via forum replies only but is safe as the code is of no use to anyone else.

    could take me a while to find the forum details as its on an old laptop somewhere.....if its still on it :Doh:
     
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    Hi Rob
    Good sugestions already:thumb::thumb:, but if none work:cry:, try Lidl/Aldi Argos etc:thumb:, I bought one for about £40.00 might save a lot of bother then you will have the code for the new one:thumb:. Pete
     
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  6. Gooney

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    I bought a Kenwood head (radio console) to solve 2 problems, first the radio kept cutting out every 20 minutes when parked and secondly, with the Kenwood head I could plug my Ipod in and listen to music of my choice, the cost of replacing the radio is offset by the cost of having the unit unlocked.
     
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    register here http://forum.eserviceinfo.com/viewforum.php?f=8 make a couple of welcome posts and then give details of radio and all numbers on any stickers ,i have used this forum many times and had codes back with in the hour that work:Smile:
     
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    I think you will find uplands car radio have moved out of Swansea, they have showrooms in cardiff and bristol, last time I contacted them 2 years ago they did have a mobile service

    Nick
     
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    Hi and :welcomefunster:,
    all the above are possibilities but one other idea which I have found sucessful is to contact the dealer who originally supplied the van when new (if you know it) ...they should have a record on file.
    Good luck
     
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    go oline

    google "car radio code" and get it online. it cost me £10 but i hd the code emailed to me in minutes. dead easy.
     
  11. BobProperty

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    As has already been said, start off with the manuals and handbooks. Even just look for 4 or 5 numbers hand written on the inside of one. Then try a dealer. Then try online but beware that people may charge and that not all radio codes are obtainable.

    That's a feature to stop the battery going flat. It may be possible to change the setting.
     
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    Hi Bob,
    It's not possible to change that setting, when I fitted my new radio I ran a lead from the leisure battery side to a three way switch I fitted in the dashboard, position 1 fed from leisure, position 2 off, position 3 fed from ignition, now when I'm parked up sunbathing (ha ha) I dont have to keep climbing in to turn the redio on again.:thumb:
     
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    Hi Nick that shows how much I know :thumb:
     
  14. Vantan

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    Code problem sorted.

    Thank you all for your threads regarding our problem with the missing code on the van radio. As some of you suggested after going through all my paperwork that came with the van, I found a little piece of paper with "may need this" and a four digit code:Blush:, entered it into the radio and Bobs your uncle we have the radio back:thumb:. Thanks for your help, my wife is talking to me again now, weather that’s a good thing I don’t know.:Smile:

    All the best Rob and Amanda.
     
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    what you need to do now is take an indelable marker pen and write the number somewhere out of sight on something unmoveable.

    you can lose paper....you wont lose the underside of a drawer etc. :thumb:
     

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