Mercedes Sprinter Radio Code Decoder

 

I recently had some success in finding the original 5 digit radio code for an early Mercedes Sound 10 radio unit fitted to a friends 2004 Mercedes Sprinter using this decode list.

Mercedes Sound 10

Mercedes Sound 10

You might want to give it a try.. No promises, but its worth a go!  Just enter the last 8 digits of your Sprinters VIN into the grey window of  the downloadable decoder spread sheet  and then press enter – if the radio code is known against the VIN number it will be displayed in the yellow window.  If  ‘N/A’  is displayed then its not your lucky day, sorry!   This will only work if you still have the original radio fitted from when your vehicle left the factory.  Remember this is for the early series of sprinters with the radio as the picture above.

If the above does not work out for you I still may be able to assist with the code for your old model radio cassette unit. Remove the radio from the dash and take down the Becker model and serial number from the paper label on the side of the set. List these details in the comments box beneath this post with your request and I will see what I can do.

PLEASE NOTE – while I will always try and help out Mercedes owners in any way I can ‘for free’ . In providing this service, it does take up some of my valuable time and the website needs to be hosted and funded in some way.  So if you have been helped with a Radio Code or found other information that it has personally saved you some time and money, you can click on the link to purchase the downloadable 2015 Mercedes Gen-In Review Ebook for £3.50 (Less than £5.00 USD) or by simply donating a small amount via PayPal with the button below. Making a donation or buying a hard copy of the website and its contained information will show your appreciation and thanks, helping to support the site so that you and others may continue to benefit from its existence. 🙂

Many thanks for your support,

Steve
(Mercedes Gen-In)

Instructions for entering the code:

After switching on the unit the display will show ‘SOUND 10’ for a brief time then clear.
Press [ ON ] and ‘SOUND 10’ will display again followed by ‘CODE * * * * ‘ The ‘C’ will be flashing.
Press [ + or – ] to increment/decrement the first digit of the code, then press [ M ] to select the second digit.
Repeat the procedure until all digits have been entered.
Upon entering the last digit press and hold the [ M ] key to accept the code.
The set will now turn on.

If ‘WAIT’ is displayed on your radio: This means that the incorrect code has been tried too many times. If you leave the radio powered on for over two hours it should reset and clear, allowing you to enter the new and correct code. It is possible for repeated could lock you out of the radio altogether, if this is the case WAIT will not disappear after two hours.  The radio will then have to electrically unlocked at an auto electrical radio specialist.

770 thoughts on “Mercedes Sprinter Radio Code Decoder

  1. i bought a stock mercedes ml320 1999 stock stereo to replace the old one off ebay it was a used one and i got the stereo but no code so i installed the new one after i rented and retunred the kit to take the stereo out i didnt happen to write down the serieal number down when i put the new one in and i dont have the money to rent that kit again with the keys to pull out the stereo to get the serieal number so what should i do i cant unlock my stereo

    1. Hi Anthony,
      I am afraid without a code the only hope you have to getting your radio running is to obtain the serial and model number from the side of the set. If it is a Becker manufactured unit I may be able to help but if it is made by Alpine then you will have to take it to a car audio shop or pay to have the code decoded on the web. You can get removal keys very cheaply from the internet, see here.

      All the best
      Steve

  2. Ses 10 arızası veriyo waiit yazıyo cod girin dio yardımcı olabilirmisiniz.
    BECKER: Q03
    Typ:sound 10
    Model no:BE 6045
    Serial no:58180427

    1. Merhaba İlkay,
      o zaman bu bir 14321 deneyin eğer, sizin için çalışması gerektiğini bu kodu 14121 deneyin.
      Hala sorun varsa ben başvurabilirsiniz başka bir liste olduğu gibi bana geri almak lütfen.
      Herşey gönlünce olsun
      Steve

      Hi Ilkay,
      Please try this code 14121 it should work for you, if not then try this one 14321.
      If you still have problems please get back to me as I have another list I can refer to.
      All the best
      Steve

      1. Hi Steve
        Please can you help me to get the radio code for Mercedes audio 10 cd
        Model:MF2910
        S/N:AL2910X0936799A
        THANKS

      2. Hi Sam
        The MF2910 will have to be decoded by an audio specialist, reading the internal eprom. There is no cross reference that I know of for this radio. Sorry.
        All the best
        Steve

  3. Hi Steve. I have a 04 Sprinter RV. I disconnected the battery for storage and you guessed it, the radio wanted a code. No sign of a code anywhere. Your decoder spreadsheet worked great! Thanks so much. The hardest thing for me was using Excel to change your sample but copy/paste saved the day. 🙂 Here’s $10

    Ken from Victoria BC

      1. i bout yesterday Mercedes Radio Audio 10 BE 3100 RDS.
        Serial number is Y1239534. can you help with code please?
        Any help will be appreshiated ()

    1. Hi Clare,
      23241 may work for you on the BE6045 Mercedes radio you have. There seems to be some conflicting numbers for that serial number. If it does not work get back to me and I will check another list I have.

      All the best
      Steve

  4. Hello there I have a y reg Mercedes sprinter,radio is a sound 10
    Model number is be4103
    Serial number is y8071686
    If you could send code I would regard you as a god,many thanks

  5. Hello,

    Could you please find the code die the Radio with Serial nr. BE1100B4624138

    Thanks very much in advance,

    With kind regards,

    Tamara

    1. Hi Tamara,
      This is not a Sprinter radio so my information is sketchy to say the least for this model but please try 0848 and let me know if it works for you.
      All the best
      Steve

  6. Hi Steve
    2003 Sprinter, orig sound10 gave up the ghost. Got another Sound10, BE6045 28015926.
    I think code is 31222, got the “wait” message. Will leave unit on power for 2hrs as per your advice to see if clears, but in the meantime are you able to confirm I have the correct code please?
    kind regards, Nige

    1. Hi Nige.
      Two codes are listed as possibilities for that set, neither are the one you have! Have a go with these and let me know how you get on – 23213 or 41213

      All the best
      Steve

  7. Steve,
    First of all thank you for the responce. But the problem is on Mercedes Radio Audio 10 BE 3100 RDS with S/N Y1239534 impossible to enter number 6 (six), there are only 4 numbers and I tried all ways to do that, didn’t work. I am saying it because you said to try 31316 code and I cannot enter number 6.
    If any further suggestions, will be appreciate.
    The Best

    Zak

      1. I am affraid I couldn’t explain well. There are 5 numbers of code but the problem is there are only 4 buttoms for entering numbers. I can enter only numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4. the combination musn’t include numbers above than 4. like 31314 or 4444 but not 21215 or 67896. Is there manual way for unlocking the code, because some laptops could be unlokced manually removing BIOS battery…
        Many thanks

  8. Hi, good day. I hope you can help me with a Becker Sound 10 code. I have a 2004 Sprinter 415 but I dont remember de radio code. Thank you, best regards.

    Type: Sound 10 Becker, Model: BE6055, SN: 48016699

  9. Hi

    I have a 2005 Mercedes sprinter van, I’ve tried looking on the list but not having much luck,
    my vin number has a letter in the last 8 digits, 2R793640

    1. Hi Kyffin,
      Best bet is to get me the Becker serial number and model from the sticker on the side of the radio chassis, this way I stand a better chance of getting you a code that works.
      Regards
      Steve

      1. Hi Steve,

        I hope these help much appreciated.

        Becker Q02 A 004 820 16 86
        Type;sound 10
        Model No; BE 6045
        Serial no; 48124936

        Kyffin

  10. Hi Steve. Can u please. Help me unlock sound 10
    Q 03
    Model: 6045
    Serial: 58157873
    Thanks and stay blessed

    1. Hi Kyffin,
      Strange that is what is listed for that serial, however there are two other button versions listed so try these options – 21113 or 61157 in that order.
      All the best
      Steve

  11. Hi!
    Could you please unlock Audio 10 (5 digits) such audio installed in e220 cdi W210
    Model No. BE 3101
    Serial No. 11047214

    Thanks in advance.

  12. Hi
    Anyone knows the code for my Mercedes w210 model Becker audio 10 code numbers?
    Type: Audio 10
    Model number:BE 3101
    Seriel number: Y1021935

    1. Hi there Midhun,
      The code to the older Mercedes radio cassette you have there should be 24211 or 64633. If it happens that these two codes still don’t work, get back to me as I have access to some more paperwork that could help.
      All the best
      Steve

    1. Hi Tony
      I will need the Becker model number and serial number from the paper label on the side of the radio chassis. If you can remove the radio and let me have these details I will see what I can do.
      All the best
      Steve

  13. HI STEVE
    i need your help
    disconnected battery of my 2003 ml 350 mercedes benz
    need the radio code else help me
    serial number A1638203889
    vin 4JGAB57E63A445043

    1. Hi Mamadou,
      To be accurate on the code I will need the Becker serial number and Model from the sticker on the side of the radio chassis. If you can get me this i will give it a go!
      Regards Steve

    1. Hi Sam,
      If ‘WAIT’ is displayed on your radio: This means that the incorrect code has been tried too many times. If you leave the radio powered on for over two hours it should reset and clear, allowing you to enter the new and correct code. It is possible if repeated could lock you out of the radio altogether, if this is the case WAIT will not disappear after two hours.  The radio will then have to electrically unlocked at an auto electrical radio specialist.

      If you can get me the Becker serial number and Model from the sticker on the side of the radio chassis. I will see if I can check the code with my lists.
      All the best
      Steve

  14. Hi, i can’t seem to get any of these softwares or pdf lists to work for me. Could you please help me out, my last 8 VIN numbers are 1R926592

    Thanks in advance Steve

    1. Victor,
      Can you let me have the Becker radio model and serial number from the paper label on the side of the radio chassis. I will probably be able to decode it this way for you.
      Best regards
      Steve

    1. Hi Gaby,
      If you can get me the Becker Serial and Model numbers from the side of the radio I may be able to help. I have a feeling the 4000a is made by Grundig in which case I will be unable to help sorry.
      Thanks
      Steve

  15. Hi Steve,

    Battery change caused my radio to ask for the code…
    Audio 10
    BE 3100
    SN: 12860852
    I can enter only 1-4 digits, please help me with the code. Thanks a lot.

    1. Any hope with this. Had to replace battery in my w210 Kompressor and need code as a result. Code in the book didn’t work, no card with radio. Peter

      1. Peter,
        your only hope is to remove the radio from the dash and let me have the Becker serial number and model number from the paper sticker on the side. With this information there is a chance I can help you.
        Regards
        Steve

  16. Hello Steve,please help me to get my Mercedes Benz 311 sound system unblocking code the Model BE6045 Serial 48111888 Sound 10.Thanks.

    1. Hi William, You could try totally removing the power from it to allow it to reset. As a point of note these are coded to the engine ECU via CanBus and do not have a code. A radio from another vehicle will not work and you will get a displayed PROD error. Better to get your set repaired at a specialist if you can’t get a similar radio that has been decoded in such a way as to bypass the CanBus check.

  17. Hi steve
    disconected for new battery and have lost the code i have a sprinter 311 cdi 04 plate cass/radio sound 10 any chance u can help me
    kind regards
    john

  18. Hi Steve,
    Please, can you help me to get the code of my sprinter radio type sound 10
    Model: BE 4103
    Seriel: Y8076501
    Thanks!!!!

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