My radio needs a code
"i have a 2004 honda accord my radio needs a code"
I had the same problem on my Honda Accord.
After several attempts to fix and many error messages I called a Honda house and the lady in service said "No problem". She then asked for the two codes listed by using the procedure described above (the "U" and "L" codes which both contain 4 digit numbers following the U or the L.
I gave her this and she "looked it up".
In a couple of minutes she returned with a 5 digit code which I immediately tried.
Of course it didn't work because it only has room for 4 numbers.
I went thru the battery disconnect reset (for 5 minutes) and while that was going on, I remembered that the code for the navigation system was located by another service tech once before.
All he did was pop the top off the fuse panel under the hood.
On the cover, along with the fuse identification was a white sticker with some numbers on it.
One of the typewritten numbers had a "N" written with a pen on it.
Another number was 4-digit and had a "R" in blue ink, like the N written on it.
I thought "If N stands for navigation, would R stand for radio?"
The rest is history.
When I plugged that number into the radio in the code entry mode - everything started working.
If I hadn't seen that tech open and retrieve the navigation code, I never would have related "N" and "R". The under hood fuse box is located on the driver's side up near the windshield.
May 24, 2009 |
2004 Honda Accord