How to Reset a Panasonic Radio Security Code
By Andrew Tennyson
Panasonic requires users to assign security codes to many of its automobile radio receivers as a deterrent against theft. When the radio is initially powered on after being connected to your car battery, you must select a four-digit security code that is stored in the radio's memory. Once the code is set, the unit can only be operated by those who know the security code. Provided you know the code, you can reset it to another four-digit number through the ID-CODE section of the radio's user menu.
Press the "Menu" button on the radio receiver to load the main menu.
Touch the "User" icon on the screen to load the User menu.
Touch "ID-CODE" on the User menu.
Enter the radio's current four-digit security code in the "Input the Old ID-CODE" field.
Enter a new four-digit security code in the "Input the New ID-CODE" field.
Enter the new code a second time in the "Re-Input the New ID-CODE" field. When the two new code fields match, the radio displays a status message that reports "Complete!" This confirms that your code has been reset successfully.
- Record your new security code in a safe location. You will not be able to operate your Panasonic radio without it.
- Information in this article applies to the Panasonic CQ-VD7700U and CQ-VD7500U. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
Andrew Tennyson has been writing about culture, technology, health and a variety of other subjects since 2003. He has been published in The Gazette, DTR and ZCom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Fine Arts in writing.