Anyone have any troubleshooting advice for resetting the radio in my TSX. We had to replace the battery and of course now my radio and clock need resetting. I found the card with the code in my glove box, however upon entering the number, it continues to flash CODE across the radio and now I have received an error e message..any suggestions on fixes or is this a call to my dealer.
I had the same problem when I had my battery replaced.
I guess the mechanic tried to enter the code.... and after 10 tries he failed of course, and the system locked itself and gave the ERROR message.
All you need to do is leave the system on for an hour (Yes, leave it on... meaning you most likely need to drive around for an hour... and sit in the car for an hour doing nothing....)
Then the ERROR message will change back to CODE (you will hear a long beep)
Now you can enter your code. Remember do it slowly. Enter the key 1 by 1...
Do not input quickly, otherwise it will not work
Hope this helps!
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Look in your owners manual and a lot of the time there is a card or piece of paper with the code. If not there, I would go to your Honda/Acura dealer and tell them you had to unhook your battery and don't have the code. In the past I have gotten the code this way and they didn't charge me anything.
You have to do this: If you have jumped or replaced the battery at anytime this will happen. You have to get the serial number off the radio by removing it or partially taking it out to see the numbers on it try not to remove any cords. With the stereo out (to make sure you get the right number off of it) call an Acura dealership with the number and they will give you the another number to enter into the stereo and directions on how to punch the numbers in. Make sure while you have the stereo out you write the serial number down and keep it in a safe place also the number that the Acura dealership gives you because if you sell the car or if it happens again its easily accessible. Good Luck!
you need the code to reset it. if you don't have it, you'll need to take it to the dealer to do it. $$$ but with out it this will happen every time you disconnect the battery. unless you put an after market stereo in. which may be cheaper than taking it to the dealer. sorry./
You could disconnect the battery for two minutes, reconnect - and see if the engine light is out. If not, go to Checker Auto Parts and they'll run a free diagnostic for you. Then you'll know what the problem (part) is.
Same problem with a 2002 3.2 TL; was jus advised that when OnStar switched from analog to digital it causes memory dump; dealer says it requires "hard reset" which costs ?$?; Acura 800 number says disconnecting antenna may/may remedy.