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How to get your honda radio or navigation code free online instead of paying a dealer.

Needing a new battery or your car dying is inevitable. When this happens your fancy radio or navigation will need a code. This is to prevent someone from stealing the radio and being able to use it. If you go to a dealer you can almost bet they will charge upwards of a 100$ or more depending on the dealer and your location.
Thankfully Honda has a website that just requires some information and you can get the code for your vehicle. Entering the code can vary but most times the radio will say code and you use the station presets to enter the code in. Look for more tips to come for specific vehicles.

Step 1: This is the only step. Just follow this link and enter the required information.

Information You Will Need Vehicle VIN Number Phone Number and Zip Code matching those on file Device Serial Number: Radio and / or Navigation Hours of Operation This automated process is available Monday to Friday 4:00 AM to 9:00 PMPST (Pacific Standard Time) , 4:00 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturdays , and4:00 AM to 9:00 PM PST on Sundays.

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