Question about Alpine P.I.E. Acu/Hon Alp Acura/Honda To Changer Adapter
If this is a stereo that came as standard equipment with the car the radio becomes locked into safe mode as soon as power is disconnected from it. A security code is required to reactivate it.
You may find that this security code is on a card in with the service documentation of the car. Failing this the only way to decode it is to remove the stereo and obtain the serial number which is stamped at the back of the unit.
Because original equipment stereos are locked to the vehicle it came from you will need both the stereo serial number and the VIN (chassis) number of the vehicle it came from.
Once you have this information you must take it to a dealer who will run the numbers and give you the code. Most dealers will not charge to do this if you have already obtained the relevant information yourself.
On OE stereos there is no other way to find the code as the unit is locked both through its serial no. and the VIN no. of the car.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Check the glove box in your car and look for a card that carry the code. If there's no card, pull the radio out and get the serial number on the side and then contact the manufacturer or the dealer and ask them the unique code for that specific serial number. They are the people that could only provide you the code.
The radio code that you need is also called the "Anti-theft" code. This code is unique with every car radio so that it would become useless once stolen.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sorry.....This code will only be available from your Main Dealer.....or by a Radio Decoding Service who will "read" the code inside your radio using a laptop
Posted on Apr 19, 2010
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