Re: i cannot get my radio to reset on accord ex 2005. i...
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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disconnect battery and let it set for an hour , reconnect battery, it should power up, if not check your fuses, turn radio on code should come up, using your six preset radio buttons( # 1-6) type in the code and it should reset
What you have is the SERIAL NUMBER. Your almost there!!! The hard part is over! Go to the bottom below for the website option or phone number option you need to get the unlock code!!!
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FREE and EASY methods to get your Honda radio UNLOCK CODE. (Dealerships usually charge)
Assuming you don't have the Anti-Theft Code and Serial Number that is
found on the credit card sized Anti-Theft Radio Identification Card
that comes with the vehicle at the time of purchase and is usually
found in the glove compartment....
You have FREE options to retrieve that code by phone or on the internet
BUT, the RADIO SERIAL NUMBER is REQUIRED (no matter what). (see bottom
about removing ERROR E3)
***IF your Honda was made BEFORE 2001 the serial number MAY not be accessible without removing the radio from the vehicle.***
* TO GET THE SERIAL NUMBER (so that you can get the unlock code)
1. Get something to write with and on (you'll need it to write down the serial number)
2. Put the ingnition key in and turn it until your able to turn your radio on (accessories position).
3. Then turn your radio OFF by it's knob/button (but leave the ingition key in place).
4. Hold down the preset buttons 1 and 6 at the same time.
5. Turn the radio on while pressing down both the 1 and 6
buttons.(***IF your Honda doesn't have preset buttons on the radio then
hold down the top part of the 'Seek/Skip' button AND the top part of
the 'Change Disk' button instead.*** )
6. Write down the 4 numbers you see first and then 4 more that
display. These eight numbers are the SERIAL NUMBER. This is NOT your
7. Make sure your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is handy to
get the unlock code. (can be found on your insurance card, driver's
side door jam, small plate on dashboard by registration and inspection
* TO GET THE UNLOCK CODE (using the radio Serial Number and VIN)
1. Go to https://radio-navicode.honda.com/ (YES, it's run BY HONDA and IT'S FREE)
2. Follow on screen instructions (Serial Number and VIN required)
3. Type in the 5 digit code into your radio. This will unlock the radio and return it to a functional state.
1. Call American Honda Customer Relations (800) 999-1009
2. When the automated message starts 'Press 3' for 'Radio and Navigation Codes'.
3. Tell the Customer Service Agent you need your radio code. (They
will ask for your name, your radio's serial number, VIN, etc)
4. When they give you your radio unlock code--WRITE IT DOWN and KEEP IT SAFE!
5. Type in the 5 digit code into your radio. This will unlock the radio and return it to a functional state.
* REMOVING ERROR E3
****If you entered too many wrong codes and got an ERROR E3 message
displaying you'll need to do an additional step for even the correct
unlock code to work.****
Disconnect your negative battery terminal (or pull the radio fuse out
if that's easier for you) for 30 seconds then reconnect it and then the
radio will say "CODE" again and you can put in your correct unlock code.
So what happened to begin with?
See also: http://automobiles.honda.com/information/frequently-asked-questions.aspx?Question=2
If the power from your battery to the Honda radio is interrupted the
Anti-Theft feature kicks in, the radio is rendered inoperable and the
screen reads 'CODE'. You must enter in the Anti-Theft Radio Unlock Code
(usually 5 digits) to make it operational again. You know that much by
try taking the radio out and looking on the top for the parts number. call Honda and tell them what is going on and they will give you a 4 digit code that will reset the radio. i had the same problem with my 05 civic, did that and it worked for me. good luck
the radio station buttons numbered 1 2 3 4 5 6. enter the 5 digit radio code there. if it locks up or goes to error you must remove the negative (-) battery cable to reset the radio and try again. it will let you try 3 times.
Check owners manual, made written on inside of covers or on radio pages. IF not check inside of glovebox for four digit code. If not luck, remove radio document all number, ie serial number on unit and call local honda dealer. They must run the VIN and radio info back to the motherland to get lock code.
1)Turn on engine w/ radio off. Push and hold down buttons 1, 6, and power.
2)I got the letter "U" followed by 4 numbers and then letter "L" followed by 4 numbers; write down those numbers.
3) Go to Honda.com
4)Click on Owners home link.
5)On that page you should see an option for retrieving radio codes for honda/acura
6)you will need to enter Vin#, home phone number and zip code fo the original owner. This will then give you the radio code..