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How to Obtain Your Car Stereo Code From the Manufacturer for Free

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If your car battery has died, you’ve been in an accident, or you purchased a used vehicle where the stereo was flashing “Code” you are not alone. Every day hundreds of people search the Internet for clues on how to acquire the code for their installed car stereo for free. These codes are a safety measure to discourage car stereo theft and, unfortunately for you, the car stereo is inoperable until the correct code is entered into the stereo unit.

Items you will need: Flat-head screwdriver

Step 1

Remove the faceplate around your stereo. Slip a flat object under the edge and gently pry it up. A flat-head screwdriver works well. There will be clips holding the faceplate in place, so feel for them. You may need to move your faceplate up or down to slide it out of position.