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Can't get radio primed to let me enter the security code in acura

The radio MUST say ''code'' before I can enter the code. Do you know how to get radio to say that?

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Disconnect the battery for a few minutes..or pull out the radio / back up fuse or the ecu fuse...then insert ur radio code....

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    greg arizmendez Apr 15, 2009

    let me clarify , after u put the fuse back in or battery re connected, then insert the code..

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Turn the radio off then turn the car off...wait a few minutes turn the car on turn the radio back on and you will be good to go...i had the same problem a week ago and this process worked for me. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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