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Radio code We had to unhook the battery to replace the headlights. Now it needs the radio code. The dealership (not the one we purchased it at) says it will be $99 to tell us what it is. Any advice?

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  • reisingstar Sep 11, 2008

    I solved the problem by logging on to honda.com. They gave me step by step directions for getting the codes. Stupid dealership said they would have to rip out the entire front of my car!

  • student_shuh Oct 12, 2008

    i have the same problem i had a code but it would not work so i did that code 8 times and now it's just not doing anything i just can't inter a code i mean i can press the buttons but it did not take it

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    unhooked battery now radio needs a code

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    helpp... i need the code, and i caled the dealer guy, he wants 60 bucks! thats crzy dont got that now.. i need music help

  • jules3567 Feb 16, 2009

    need to set coed for stereo on a 1992 honda accord

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    1996 accord EX...need radio code...HELP

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I had a new battery installed and now my radio in my 98 honda won't work and the mechanic won't help me. I don't have the radio serial# so how do I get the code?

  • oscarmyer Feb 28, 2009

    the alternator when bad on my 2000 accord ex now my radio is asking me for the code does anybody out there know how to get the code!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP

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To get your code you will need :
1) Car Vin #
2) Radio serial # ( should be located in the glovebox, as you open it look at the inside of the drawer. There also might be a radio code TOO ; if you can't find neither radio code, nor radio serial #, then look what to do a few lines below)
3) prove of car ownership ( title, Registration)

You then take all this to Honda dealer and they will give oyu a code for FREE. This is how I got mine from Honda dealer.
At least they should. If they refuse to, go to www.honda.com and enter all that info and you should receive a code ( footnote: your personal info, phone # , zipcode should match those on file with Honda.)
If you don't know your radio serial #:

Turn the key into ignition on, then turn the radio on ( You should see CODE on display), then turn the radio off, push 1 and 6 preset radio stations buttons simultaneosly and hold them while turning the radio back on - you will see then letter U and some numbers ( ignore U , and write down those #, then you will see another set of numbers along with letter L, ignore L , and write down those numbers. Combine numbers from first set of # with those from second set -- THIS IS YOUR RADIO SERIAL #.

Now having all this info you may dealer for a code Free of Charge.
You then enter the code dealer gave you and voila your radio is unlocked.

If you entered wrong code 10 times then the radio locks itself up and won't accept codes. Your actions: 1) either disconnet negative cord on your battery and then connect it back or 2) remove the fuse associated with radio from fuse box, wait for a minute and put it back in. Now you can enter your code again.

I got this info online reading multiple forums and succesfully unlocked my radio.

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If you have the radio code you enter it in where the cd play is and press the seek button 

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You can not get it from internet as i try with my chrysler almost a week. I was planning to get a 2nd hand one to install but the size do not 100% fit and look very cheap. Finailly, I have contact him and get a cheap quote and get it done in hr. you need to offer him the part no. and Serial no.. now I enjoy my music when i drive. restoredclassic@gmail.com

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It is simple. You can go online and try find a tutorial to take the radio/cd player out. There will be a white sticker. Write down the serial number on a piece of paper. Then you can go to Honda dealership for them to look up the code for you using the serial number. But you have to have a title to show the ownership. Most of the time, they dont charge you anything for it. The $99 is the labor for them to take the radio out to get the serial number.

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The code is located on the lid of the fuse box under your hood. One dealership tried charging me $99 as well but another one was willing to just help me out!!

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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The car has a factory code that you should change to prevent someone from using your radio if it is stolen. Therefore, if you check your car manual, it should say what the factoryt code is for your radio.. Assuming that you did not change the code to something else, then inputting those codes from your manual should get your radio working again. I installed an after market radio that has four zeros (0000) as the factory code. This is a bit like your security code on your cel phone.

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I found the radio code on the inside of my glovebox. I have a 2004 honda accord.

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