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I have a 1998 Honda Accord Ex. My battery just died and in the process of replacing the old one with a new one, something happened to the CD/FM player so that it doesn't work now. It displays Errors and currently just says Code E as the problem. Is there a way to reset it so that the whole system works again and I can play the radio in my car?

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  • avidskier87 Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks a lot! That's exactly what it was and I got the problem taken care of and everything is running great again!

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It sounds like the unit has been "locked" which happens when power is cut from the unit for any period of time. This happens all the time actually... You just need to head into any Honda dealership and they will unlock the deck for you, it is a free service they provide.

The reason it does this is it's a security feature. If someone stole the head unit out of the car it would be completely useless to them for they would need to take it to a dealership to get it unlocked, and dealerships only unlock them when they are in the car that they match up to, so they would need to steal the whole car :).

The bad part is the cd player can't tell the difference between being ripped out of the dashboard and simply having the power cut from it.

Hope this makes sense, this is definitely what is going on.

Thanks
Tim

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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