PLEASE NOTE: Due to staff holidays, the Nissan codes service is temporarily unavailable from 20 July through August. Apologies for the inconvenience.

nissan radio code decoding service

Our radio decoding service covers many of the car stereo and sat-nav units fitted to NISSAN vehicles.

  • We are able to decode Philips radios factory-fitted to the Nissan Primastar, Interstar and Kubistar, and also Blaupunkt radios fitted to the Nissan Note and Micra, all from the serial number or from the 4 or 5 digit security serial number - send us all the numbers you can see if not sure.
  • Clarion radios in current Nissan vehicles cannot be decoded from the serial number alone. As well as the serial number and part number (PU), you will need to send us the vehicle's VIN number and registered owner's name, and the radio must be the one originally fitted.
  • Nissan Connect SAT-NAV: When this system needs a code and has 'locked' you out because of 3 wrong entries, you should see a "system locked" message on screen and then a box containing a 'device number', 'serial number' and 'date'. We require all this information, plus the vehicle's VIN and registered owner's name.

Our service is personal, not automated. So if you are not sure which numbers to give, provide us with all you see, or take a clear picture of the casing or screen which you can later email to us after we get in touch. We will check the details for you.

Codes for Nissan factory-fitted radios require additional time to supply (we aim within 48 hrs) as they're obtained from a reliable third-party. It also means that the cost is a little higher than our standard price, at GBP 14.95.

INFORMATION FOR NISSAN RADIOS AND SAT NAV
Anti-tamper labels applied to the case of the radio will often overlap the back and top, or top and side panels. Look to see if such a label is torn along the line where the panels meet and let us know if you see this. It might indicate the radio has been previously repaired and the code reset.

Extracting the unit from the dashboard
For Nissan, we usually require the radio's Part Number, Serial Number and the vehicle's VIN. To find the Part and Serial numbers you will need to pull the radio from the dashboard to read them from its chassis - this will be on a printed label, engraved on the metal case, or both. Some of the units can be extracted using 'keys' - if this is the case with yours, you will see small slots each side of the faciaplate. Don't be tempted to try removing the radio another way or force it as you may damage the surrounding dashboard trim. The keys make it very easy - you can find them in motoring stores or online (there are 2 or 3 different types so ensure you buy the correct ones).

Other Nissan units (those in the later versions of the Note, for example) are extracted by first prising off screw trim-covers and then unscrewing two or more screws, allowing the radio to then be released and pulled out.

This independent website provides useful guidance on how to remove car radios and sat-nav units from vehicles.