Renault radio code
The radio protection (interlock) is signaled by the following communicate: CODE or 0000 on the radio’s display in Renault cars, including the most popular models of this brand: Scenic, Megane, Clio or Laguna. The need to enter the code always appears after disconnection of the power supply (e.g. when replacing the car battery). The code is usually entered with the use of radio buttons 1-4 and confirmed by pressing 5 or 6 button (eventually one of the radio function keys). The code is assigned to the radio’s serial number and it should be attached to the car’s documentation or visible on a special card: Radio Pass. Some models can be unlocked for free with special generators. These programs compute (calculate) the code on the basis of the device’s serial number.
Is it possible to recover the radio code without removing the radio?
There is a possibility of recovering the code without the need to dismantle the radio - from the VIN number, provided that the radio in the car is the first and factory-installed radio in a certain car. After replacing the factory radio with another one, it will not be possible to obtain the code from the VIN number. In this case, it is necessary to remove the radio from the dashboard of the car and generate the code from data presented on the label.