How to find your Volvo Radio Security Code for Free

by Editorial Team

The radio security code is an anti-theft feature on your Volvo sedan or wagon. If the battery has been run down or disconnected, the security feature will block the radio from being turned on.

Step 1

When you turn the radio on, it will be silent and the word "code" will appear in the LED display.

Step 2

The code is a four digit combination of 1 to 6 that you punch in using the preset buttons (1 to 6). You have three tries to punch it in correctly. If you use up your three tries the radio will lock. If you leave the car off for two hours the lock will reset and you can start over.

Step 3

If you don't know the code there are two ways to find out. You can contact Volvo and ask them. You will need the VIN number and ID. The easiest way to do this is go to and fill out a customer contact form (which asks for the VIN and a daytime phone). If you submit the online form, a rep from Volvo will call you within 24 hours.

Step 4

If you are in a bigger hurry, you can call your local Volvo dealer and ask them to look it up.

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