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Dr. J 02-27-2005 04:24 PM

Becker Grand Prix radio code?
I just acquired a 1991 560SEL with a Becker Grand Prix radio, removeable face plate, 10 disc chnager in the trunk. When my mechanic changed the battery on the car, we lost the radio to a "CODE" signal. No books or code cards can be found. Service records show the unit was installed in 1997. The s/n on the back of the face plate is 213011830952466841. My dealer said the code was 12242; however, the radio only accepts a 4 digit code. Anyone have another source for getting this code to unlock the unit? Thanks for all replies.

sura 02-27-2005 05:58 PM

Need the s/n on the radio itself.


Gilly 02-27-2005 06:25 PM

There is a ph # the dealer callls (MB warranty dept) in Jersey with the VIN number of the car and chassis serial number of the radio, and they can find out the correct radio code and update your VMI.

Dr. J 02-27-2005 07:17 PM

How do I, safely, remove the unit from the dash??
Thanks for the reply. I assume the s/n is on a tag on the unit somewhere?

Dr. J 02-27-2005 07:18 PM

Phone number?
Gilly, thanks for the reply, but you did not include the TX #.

Gilly 02-27-2005 07:40 PM

Hell no I didn't include the number, read my post again!


Gilly 02-27-2005 07:42 PM

Ooops, typo! Corrected in red, NOW read it. Sorry, just got a bad case of fumble-fingers lately!


Dr. J 02-27-2005 07:45 PM

Chill out!
It is quite obvious that you changed your post from "Here is" to "There is". Thanks for nothing, moron. Better go back on Prozac.

Gilly 02-27-2005 07:58 PM

I am chilled out, I added the T in red JUST so you could see it, then made another post to draw attention to my mistake.
I've helped lots of people get their radio code mess straightened out personally. I hope the dealer can help you with yours, because there is little chance now I'm going to be able to help you out what with your little name-calling incident, but I'm sure you're a bright boy and can learn how to delete the post and I'd probably "UH!" forget all about it if you did.


Dr. J 02-27-2005 08:13 PM

No help for me from Gilly? Say it isn't so!
I suppose you call "help" placing a post that says "call your dealer," right? Gee, nobody ever thought about calling their dealer. Thanks, Mr. Know-it-all. It is axiomatic that some people drink from the fountain of knowledge; however, it is quite apparent that you only gargled.

Gilly 02-27-2005 08:30 PM

Sometimes the people you speak to at the dealer may be unaware of this service that the warranty dept in Montvale can provide (free of charge). Many personnel will know enough to run a VMI to get the radio code, but will NOT know what to do if the code doesn't work. The warranty dept will look at the VIN number and radio chassis number and can normally find the problem with the code that way, or can contact the radio manufacturer directly for the code. Sometimes the info will be transcribed incorrectly into the VMI computer, and sometimes MB was actually given the incorrect code number from the manufacturer. So "contacting the dealer" isn't an original idea, but if you may get someone who doesn't know what the next step is if the code is wrong.


Peter Guenther 03-10-2005 04:31 PM

You are an idiot, I dont know what you are a doctor of, most times your MB dealer will give you the code, otherwise Becker will sell you the code, get a life!
Gilly has posted more valuable info than you could ever digest..

Gilly 03-10-2005 06:57 PM

The last time the dude was online with Mercedesshop was 2/27 at about 730pm, the last time he posted here. It's no big deal, maybe ultimately I did help him. I'm sure his momma loves him..........

A1Syd 11-19-2005 05:15 PM

Still looking for Becker Radio Code??? I Can Help
Have you found your code??
If not I can Help

Codes for Becker Radios Can be obtained from Becker.
The UK Becker Agent is
Putnoe Radio Service
Putnoe House
12 Clifton Avenue
TS26 9QN
01429 869220

This can be found in your mercedes handbook or obtained from any mercedes dealer.
I work for Putnoe Radio Service and can offer you a decode service at a discount online price.

You may contact Putnoe Radio Service direct if you prefer and you will receive a code card sent to you with your code printed on.
This will cost 25.

You can however email me and I can do it online for you.

mbw123 08-15-2008 08:15 AM

dear all friends,
i need a code for my becker BE 1432 Serial Number: C 9719145
without the code the radio won't work.

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