Unlock your Kia radio

We generate all Kia unlock codes instantly, so whether you drive a Ceed or a Sportage, whether you listen to Capital FM or your own tunes – we'll get you listening to your music again in minutes.

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How do I find my Kia serial number?

When your Kia radio become disconnected from the battery, usually due to a garage service or a loss of power, it automatically locks and begins to ask for a radio code. As this is an anti-theft feature it's not possible to unlock a Kia radio without this code, but getting hold of your radio code is an easy process that can be done in minutes. Many dealerships and online decoders also claim to generate the radio code from the VIN number, but there's a good chance that this code will be incorrect for your radio or stereo.

The most accurate way to get your Kia radio's code is by generating it from the radio's serial number. The serial number will be some letters followed by some numbers, similar to the following examples:

This will be located on a sticker label on your radio, and you will need to at least partially remove the radio or stereo unit from the dash to be able to see it.

Removing your Kia radio unit

Don't worry – removing your radio from your dash is not as hard as it sounds, but it is the hardest part of getting a radio unlock code, which means that once you've done it the rest is easy.

For most Kia radio models, the only tools you will need are a cheap pair of radio removal keys that can be found at your local Halfords or not-so-local Amazon. First, look carefully around the front of your radio for two to four slots. These will be either flat and key-shaped, or square-shaped. If your radio has key-shaped slots (image 1), you'll need these radio removal keys.

Kia flat slot type
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Kia round slot type
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If your radio has square slots (image 2), you'll need these radio removal keys. In a pinch, you can also try using everyday items that will fit into the square slots, such as barbeque skewers or screwdrivers, bearing in mind you'll need one for each slot that your radio has.

If your radio does not have any visible slots to insert your radio removal keys into, you will first need to pry away the outer plastic trim from your radio to reveal the radio removal slots underneath. In these cases we recommend searching YouTube for how to remove your radio along with your car and model year - this will give you the most specific, detailed instructions on removing your radio.

Once you have your radio removal keys, insert each one into your radio's removal slots until you feel some resistance or hear a click. Finally, start pulling your radio/stereo unit out while pushing up or down on the removal keys - this will give them enough grip to pull out the radio.

In most cases it should now be possible to see the sticker label on your radio without disconnecting any wires. If so, take a photo of the label and then insert the radio back into the dash. If there are several labels and you're not sure which you need, take a photo of each one just in case. If you still can't get access to your radio's label, carefully disconnect the few wires from the back of the radio, paying attention to which one goes where for when you need to reconnect it.

Identifying your serial number

Your Kia radio's serial number will look similar to the examples in this section above, usually consisting of some letters followed by some numbers (image 1). Occasionally your serial number will not be clearly marked, but placed somewhere below the barcode on the label (image 2). If you're having trouble identifying your serial number, send us a picture of your radio's label and we'd be happy to help identify it for you.

Kia serial example 1
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Kia serial example 2
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Once you have your serial number, all that’s left is to enter it into our Kia radio decoder and generator at the top of this page.

If your serial number isn't clearly labeled, feel free to send us a picture of your radio's label and we'd be happy to work with you to find your radio code.

Questions about Kia radio codes

Kia vehicles and radios that we are able to decode include:

  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Ceed
  • Kia ProCeed
  • Kia XCeed
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Stonic
  • Kia Bongo
  • Kia Capital
  • Kia Carens
  • Kia Carnival
  • Kia Cerato
  • Kia Concord
  • Kia EV6
  • Kia EV9
  • Kia Granbird
  • Kia K5
  • Kia K8
  • Kia K9
  • Kia Mohave
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Picanto
  • Kia Ray
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Sedona
  • Kia Stinger
  • Kia ED FL
  • Kia K200SO
  • Kia K100
  • Kia K101
  • Kia K102
  • Kia K103
  • Kia XCD RDS
  • Kia YN CDP
  • and much more...

Unfortunately, it's not possible to unlock a radio asking for a code without entering the code. This is intentional as radio unlock codes were designed as an anti-theft feature to make it harder for thieves to steal and sell car radios. However this doesn't mean you need to be robbed by the dealership or an expensive online decoder - at just £4.99 for all of our radio codes, we've made sure our prices are far more affordable than the prices you would pay at a dealership or other online decoders.

Due to the costs of running a small business providing radio codes around the world 24/7, we are unable to offer Kia radio codes for free. Our radio codes are already priced as low as possible while still allowing us to make a modest profit, provide UK-based support to customers and continue to support new models and manufacturers at the same low price.

Not only were we the first radio decoding company to offer radio codes for all manufacturers at one fixed price, we were also one of the first to charge as low as £4.99 - before we came along virtually no decoding company offered radio codes at such an affordable price. To this day we still beat 99% of our competitors on price, without making you wait for your code when you're in a rush.

Unfortunately it's not possible to generate a Kia radio code from the registration plate at all.

Although most dealerships and some online decoding websites do use the VIN to decode the radio code, this is not reliable due to being tied to the car rather than the radio. This means that if your radio was changed since it was first manufactured, a radio code decoded from the VIN will be incorrect. For this reason RapidRadioCodes - like most online decoders - decodes the radio code from the radio's serial number, which gives us the best chance of unlocking your radio.

All our Kia radio codes are decoded instantly, displayed on the screen immediately after payment and sent to your email at the same time. To ensure that your code and receipt are sent to you, double-check that the email you enter when paying for your radio code is correct. If it's been more than 2 minutes since you purchased your code and you haven't received your email, get in touch with us so we can look into why this might be. In most cases this is down to a misspelt email address.

This means an incorrect radio code has been entered. To bypass this lock leave the ignition and radio on for at least an hour, until you're able to enter another code.

If the lock hasn't cleared after 2 hours this usually means an incorrect radio code has been entered too many times - we call this a "hard lock". The only way to get bypass a hard lock is to physically take the radio to a specialist with the right hardware tools needed to clear the lock in the radio's chip. However, this is a much more expensive process and it can often work out cheaper to buy a new radio. For this reason you should aim to get in touch with us as soon as possible, preferably as soon as it's clear your radio requires a code.

So you've located your serial number, entered it into our radio code generator, and received your decoded radio code in return. Congratulations! Now comes the best part: using your new radio code to unlock your Kia radio.

This process varies depending on your vehicle's radio. Each of our Kia radio codes come with simple instructions to enter your new code at no extra cost. To receive your entry instructions, double-check that your email address is spelt correctly at the payment stage. If it's been more than 2 minutes since you purchased your unlock code and you haven't received your email or receipt, get in touch with us so we can look into why this might be. This is usually down to a misspelt email address.

Who we are

RapidRadioCodes™ is a small independent business set up in early 2023 and based out of Sheffield, Yorkshire, in the North of England. Our mission is to be able to instantly generate radio unlock codes for all cars, vans and trucks, at a single fixed price that's cheaper than both the dealerships and other third-party decoding sites. Since first being established less than a year ago, we've already helped over 2,000 drivers, garages and car dealerships unlock their radios, and received hundreds of 5-star reviews across our Reviews.io and TrustPilot pages. Still have questions? See if we've already answered them in our main FAQ section.