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I just bought a second hand rover and need a radio code

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Hi I just bought a second hand rover and need a radio code ,what do I do?
JA: Do you have a scan tool to read the codes?
Customer: There might be on my mobile
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: it’s rover 45 impression3 the year is 2003
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: im going to try so I’m trying to get as much information possible
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Hi I’m Tim

Hello Tim.

In order to get the radio'll need to remove the radio itself at either side of the radio you will have 2 small square tabs that you have to open.inside their use an allen key and unscrew this should allow you to remove the radio in order to see the "serial number" this is what you need to get the code. sadly given its rover it will be slightly more difficult to attain them.however there are a few radio code websites that maybe able to assist you in acquiring it.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Ok I’ll do that and get back to you, I been looking on YouTube , there does seem to be plenty of information but I thought I’d ask a professional too, I maybe slow to answer as well as I’m always busy, thanks.

The issue is given that Rover are no longer and are becoming less in demand. its becoming harder to get the codes for them or finding companies who specialise in it..ive had one customer in the past having issues with these radios or getting code. ultimately just replacing it with a aftermarket one sometimes better than the original so that could be something to maybe consider

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Ok, it could be a better option,as a long shot I’ve noticed a code 4digit in the owner manual and it’s the rover dealership code where the car was bought and it’s on the companies service stamp, I’ll let you know if it works.

Yes normally the owners manual is the first place to look. so if you already have it then its worth long as its the original radio!

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