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Factory preset radio code - help!

I let the battery go flat and now the radio is asking me for a code. 1) How do I find the code 2) What do I do once I know what the numbers are

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  • Elsie3458 Jul 11, 2008

    I don't have the manual

  • zastrowlinda Dec 14, 2008

    i have a 94 bmw the battery went dead afer it was fixed the radio wont work it needs a code.What do I do

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My car battery died and I needed my code to my car, called the dealers no hope. They said I should neither take the radio out myself or bring it in and have them take the radio out for me for $120. So they could get the serial # to get the code. No way was I going to get charge for it. Call Acura Customer Service work like a charm ! They were able to help me retrieve my code for freeeee!

Acura Customer Service is for free !

Call 1 800 382 2238 Acura Customer Service

Get your Vin# and the milege ready

It'll be better if your in your car, so if the code doesn't wk or you need step by step you can ask the Acura representative questions.

Turn the ignition to the second click

Turn off your radio

Press 1 and 6 at the same time

It will pop your car personal code L*** U***

give this to the representative and they will give you the code !


Posted on Dec 12, 2008

The number is in your car manual on a card usally about 4 digits

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