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Car radio code

I have a 1998 Honda CRV that I had to jump start and something happened to the radio/cd player in the process. When I turn it on, it says CODE and won't play or accept a CD. Can I fix this myself? If so, what do I do?

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When you bought the car. It came with a manuel and paper work for the radio. there is a code on these papers. It five digits long. If the code is not there you have to go to the dealer where you bought the car. Hopefully it was a honda dealer. They should have it on file if your the orginal owner.

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Hi there,

You should have a Radio code supplied with the vehicle - probably in the Owners Manual or Radio Manual. If you haven't got one you can contact Honda probably by E-Mail is best and supply them with the Engine Number and Chassis Number of the Vehicle and they should be able to provide you with the code providing the Radio is one of theirs. Hope this helps.

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