Question about Honda CRV
Honda CRV 2009 Radio system unlock
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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 CODE.
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 stickers, etc)
* 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 now.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
I have an '06 Honda Civic. The most common places where the code is found is on the left side of the glove box, in the trunk somewhere along the gasket or underneath where the speakers are, under the fuse box panel, under the ashtray and sometimes under center console lid. I happen to find my in the left side of the glove compartment. The first five digits are the code and under that, you should see and 11 digit code which is your radio serial. So once you have the code if you haven't already, turn on the radio. It will ask you for the code and you punch it in using the number on the buttons you use to change your radio stations. As you punch in numbers "CODE" will start to fill in. Just like the asterisks used in passwords. If you punch it incorrectly, it will say "error 1" or something to that effect. Do not push anything else, just start over by punch in the first number of the code and then the rest. Be careful, if you attempt too many times, the radio will lock itself and you will need to leave the radio on for an hour for it to reset itself. When successful done, the radio will turn back on to the last station you were last on. Hope that helps.
Posted on Dec 08, 2009
inside glove box there should be a sticker with the radio serial number and code. if that has been removed then you could try the honda owners site. you'll need the vin # and some other info
I was able to get the code recently for my 2010 CR-V
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
SOURCE: 2002 Honda CRV. radio CD - CODE
I own a 2002 Honda CRV. I bought it used and all owners manual was
provided with the purchase. I lost power to the car's system and the
radio set itself in an anti-theft mode requiring a code to get the radio
to function again. I tried pushing several buttons without succees.
I need your help to put the right code!!
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
If the code is not written on the radio casing or inside the glove compartment, in/under the ashtray, behind the sun visor (or similar “hidden” place inside your car ) then the majority of HONDA codes may be available here
You will require the car VIN number and Radio serial Number
If they cannot provide your code then you will have to try your HONDA Main Dealer .....or a Decode Service who will plug in a laptop to read/recode the memory chip (EEPROM)
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
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