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I cannot get my radio to reset on accord ex 2005. i have the code

My battery died-- i have the 5 digit code but keep getting ''error'' 1,2,3, etc. what am i doing wrong?

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I just went thru this with my dealer. As you probably know, to get the correct code, you must have the radio serial number. My Accord EX has the navigation system, so that was the first problem I had to solve. The dealer had a service bulletin to tell me that. The Radio code on a 2005 Accord EX is only 4 digits. His computer showed 5 digits for the code. So he called Honda and the gave him the correct code for my serial number. It had no relationship to the 5 digits obtained from his computer. Nice, huh?

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