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Davidy1987

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 03 2012 10:06 PM
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Local Dealer Fobbing Me Off Re Focus Stereo?

03 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hi everyone, Recently replaced my mk1 focus with a newer, better spec, better engine mk2 focus and I absolutely loe the car but I'm having problems with the radio so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bought a 2nd hand focus and realised it needed a new battery. Replaced the battery then realised I needed stereo code, looked through all the information I had and couldn't find it anywhere.

Decided I couldn't be bothered messing about so took it to my local ford dealer asking them to remove the radio but they say they can't get it out. Took it to a local independent garage and they couldn't get it out. Decided to ring the garage that I bought it from, no luck. Rang the original ford dealer that sold the car, no luck. Tried to get in touch with the previous owner to see if he had the code, no luck. So i can only presume that someone has broken one or more of the clips and no one, it seems, can remove the radio.

Went back to my local ford dealer asking if there was any way they could get the radio code? (I'm a little bit suspicious that they broke the stereo clips initially) and they told me there was no way anyone could get the code unless I have the serial number. Is this true? Surely Ford has a database somewhere with my VIN and my stereo serial number? Even if they charged me a stupid amount of money I would pay it because its driving me crazy!!!!!!

I'm also wondering what to do next? Remove the whole dash (and still be unable to get the stereo out? Smash the radio with a hammer?

Has anyone come across the problem before? Being unable to remove a stereo?

Any help or advice on what to do next you can give me would be greatly appreciated and cheers for reading such a long post!

Thanks