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... Radio Code advice ....
#1
. Ok so I need the radio code ...original radio... before I go disconnecting the battery to work on my vehicle...it works just fine right now.

My Berlingo van 1.9d 2005 came without any owners handbook and radio booklet / radio code.

1/ Is there any way I can extract the code from it using the radio display ?
2/ If not will Citroen have this information at their fingertips and be willing to give it to me for free if I present them with my ownership documents ? I seem to recall doing this a few years ago with a Vauxhall I had.
3/ If I end up having to pay money out of my wallet for this which is the most cost effective method and how much will it cost me ?

Regards to you all, Geoff.
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#2
I'll be watching this to see if you find a solution because I'm in the same boat. Does the radio even have a code? Having a quick look at the owners book suggests that it doesn't.

I can email a pdf of the owners book if you like
Malc

Stupid computer!
Security system should not fail safe!
Security system should fail dangerous!
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#3
Hello Malc I already have the owners handbook which you were kind enough to email me a copy of, page 38 mentions the anti theft system as being vehicle specific so it seems a code is required, shame really.
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#4
Think manufacturers O/E radios are coded by computer at dealers...
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
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#5
Think Andy is right, taken mine out 3 or 4 times. Never needed a code when put back in.
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#6
Hi, if it's an original radio/cd, then it's coded with your vin number so disconnecting it is not a problem, it just won't work in anybody elses vehicle.
To be on the safe side though I would do a Bsi shutdown first as this unit is on a comms line to the display & bsi etc.:thumbsup:
2006 2.0hdi 600 with bench seat.  Cool
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#7
I have one of those battery tools that you plug into a aux socket.I charge it up overnight before use & plug it in before disconnecting the battery.
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#8
That is excellent news, many thanks to you all for your help. This learning curve is going well and hopefully I will be able to return the favour before too long.
I like the idea of the battery tool in the auxiliary socket could come in useful in the future.
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#9
Radio code savers can be found on ebay for under 15 quid. How necessary are they I cant say. I have not had any problems when needing to disconnect the battery for shortish periods. I can feel the pull of wikipedia coming on.
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#10
I have done the work now and can confirm that the battery disconnection doesn't affect the radio - there is no code needed at all.

Thanks all. Geoff.
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