Radio code

Fitn3rd

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Joined
Mar 22, 2015
Location
Markham
TDI
2011 Jetta TDI Highline
Hi everyone.

I replaced my head unit and now I'm selling the original. I need to find the radio code and the radio card doesn't have the code.

I did some digging and the dealership will charge me to get the code at their diagnistic rate so I'm trying to avoid that.

I heard it can be found somewhere on my car.

Does anyone have suggestions how I can get this code without paying?
 

amit9

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Joined
Oct 7, 2004
Location
Toronto/Scarborough
TDI
2003 Silver Jetta TDI GLS 5MT
I had the same issue for my 03 which I got used. Fortunately Pickering VW near me offered to do it complimentary, that was many years ago. They pulled the radio out, and looked up the radio code using the serial number on the radio. It took them about 5 minutes. Give them a call and talk to their Service Desk, maybe they will still do it for free?
 

Fitn3rd

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Mar 22, 2015
Location
Markham
TDI
2011 Jetta TDI Highline
Well, I found someone on eBay. $5 problem solved. In case anyone else lost their code.
 

Fitn3rd

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Mar 22, 2015
Location
Markham
TDI
2011 Jetta TDI Highline
If you search for vw radio unlock code on ebay. You will find a plethora of happy sellers. I paid 5 dollars and I plugged the radio in recently to confirm the code works.
 

hskrdu

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Oct 17, 2003
Location
Maryland and New England
TDI
2003 Golf GLS 4D 5M, 2015 GSW SE 6M
Yes, and if you have found one that worked for you, it's always helpful to share with the rest of Fred's the ebay seller/store name.
 

derek5120

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Sep 25, 2014
Location
Arthur Ont.
TDI
2003 jetta GLS
This is good to know, I need a code for my car and I called 3 dealers and they all said they can't look them up with the VIN and radio serial. I was told they stopped doing this over a year ago. They did say if I took the car down they could scan it and find it, but I know you can't find it with vagcom so idk.
 

Fitn3rd

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Joined
Mar 22, 2015
Location
Markham
TDI
2011 Jetta TDI Highline
Literally took 1 hour to get my code. I have since sold my head unit in favour of a more recent one. For 5 bucks, it's a small risk.
 
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