Re: Volvo UK radio codes
"Bonnet Lock" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
> Beck <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Bought a second hand Volvo recently and the car radio was locked with
>> a code. The seller has been uncontactable since.
>> I was told I could get the code from a volvo dealer apparently they
>> have a database so I called a local dealer. Gave him the reg number
>> and vin and the car is not on the volvo database. So we are unable
>> to unlock the radio.
>> Is there a default code for the radio at all? Is there anythiing we
>> can do to get around this other than buying a new radio?
> It's very unlikely for the car not to be on the database - unless it was a
> grey import. There's no default code - that would defeat the security
> Do you have any evidence of which dealer supplied the car when it was
> new -
> maybe a stamp in the service book, or the dealer name on the number
> If so, contact the original dealer. They will probably want to see some
> proof that you do really own the car.
> Is there any evidence that the radio isn't the original? If so, you're
> *really* stuffed!
No evidence of anything I am afraid. The car was purchased second hand
privately. We cannot get hold of the seller (proably due to the fact they
conned us with the MOT, but thats another story). We have no logbook or
anything but it is now legally ours and we know from the DVLA that it is not
I think we are stuffed. Now the question is, how difficult is it to remove
the old radio? It looks original to me as it all fits in with the dashboard
as if it was designed for it.