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Lost Radio Code HELP!!!

I got this car used and the battery died yesturday and the radio stopped working. I called the dealership and I looked everywhere they told me to look for the serial number [under the ash tray, fuse box, trunk, hood, glove box, etc.]. I think the previous owner took off the sticker.

I also took off the button by the fog light and found these 2 numbers:

*C1F0001570+* and 851110053 neither of them worked in their system.

I don't want to pay $100 for them to take it out when there may be a simpler solution.

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  • HV3Y Jul 16, 2008

    I looked through the entire owners manual already. Nothing there either. =[

  • msburddawg Feb 10, 2009

    I inherited my mom's 98 Acura RL. Battery went dead when I didn't drive it while going through probate. When we got it started, the radio was dead. I need to sell the vehicle but obviously need the radio to work since the car is otherwise very nice and low mileage. I found some numbers behind the ash tray but don't know what to do with them or how to go about resetting. I'm not very technical but any help would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I had the same Problem like your

    so i went to the internet to find some help, so i did, some one told me to the car on the passenger seat there a place where you put the owner manual in to it ( i don't know the name in the top of my head )

    when you open the first one, there is another glove box and find the little booklet ( in the book is all the Maintance you need to check ) but it should said it

    Like Code for Radio

    code for ect..

    well i hope it work for you


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The code should be written down in the owner's manual.But being a used car,sometimes the manual has been lost.

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I bought my Acura RL a few years ago and with the owners manuel came with a card (looks like a credit card) with the lock number on it. If you didnt receive this, Im not wuite sure what you can do :(

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Try this, right above the ashtray in between the rear defogger and foglight buttons, there should be a button thats removable...the code might behind that

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I have a acura bose radio that i purchased in a junkyard. I do not have the security code for it . if you help me out it would be much appreciated. cm3929 serial no b20657600

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

Call the u.s acura customer service center and they will give you the numbersa for free. it is an 1800 number.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

Oh yeah, forgot to mention, pop off the middle button between the fog light and the read defroster and you can look through the hole to get the number off of the bottom of the radio

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

I called my local Acura dealership and gave him the number on the bottom of my radio. He could not find the code, so he "tweeked the number and gave me two possible codes. The second code worked. YEAH!

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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