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How do I find the code for my 2006 Honda Element so I can reset after changing the battery. I never received one when I purchased the car.

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Go to the next dealer if you encounter a problem (i.e. one in a low auto theft area).

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I had this same problem before and I did not have the code.I called a dealer and they told me to bring it in and so I did. What you need to do is take your vehicle to a honda store near you and they will be able to give you the code using your VIN number.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • cindygreen07 Oct 15, 2010

    Were you charged to get the code. I was not treated so nicely. They acted like I stole the car. Refused to give me the code so I called the dealership I now go to for repairs and they were even less helpful saying anyone who knows how to change the battery should know how to get the code. They flat out refused to give it to me. This code thing is an unpleasant experience and still not sure what the whole point of it is. So it makes the radio not work how is that a security feature. Makes no sense to me at all.

  • cindygreen07 Oct 30, 2010

    My solution after the experience is never trust the male species when I am in need of help with my car. I called the dealership where I got the car, another dealership as well and they all told me if a qualified person was changing the battery there would not be an issue. My argument was what if I want to change my own battery?There reply was then call when you need the code. Here is the deception not one of them had the common decency to tell me my make and model did not need a code! And they knew what car and model I had! They all had their fun with me Ha! Ha! Think I will ever take my car back to them for service? I think not. I will find a female mechanic next time. I reported all the jerks too. You guys give car service a bad name when it comes to servicing women. So I set my own radio cause all it needed was the time set. You bunch of jerks!

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