In order the find the security code for unlocking the Renault radio or multimedia unit, the security precode will be needed, which is part of the device’s serial number. The serial number is located on a sticker that should be found on the site or the back of the radio or multimedia unit. The format and length may vary, but is almost always located under a barcode and ends with an uppercase letter followed by 3 digits. This last 4 characters are the security precode needed to calculate the security code. The sticker format varies from device to device; the following image should give some clues of what should be looked for – the precode is highlighted with red rectangles:
Needless to say, to most time consuming part is dismantling the device from the dashboard. The procedure is different for each vehicle model and device, with newer models being harder to take out.
In some cases, an alternative may be suitable:
– older radio units should display the security precode if buttons 1 and 5 are pressed while turning on the device;
– for second generation Media Nav units (MN2), the Code Recovery Tool (MN2) could be used.
When the security precode is known, our Unlock Code Calculator can be used to get the security code need to unlock the device.