I finally received a code to reset my anti theft code on my radio. I pulled the 10 amp fuses out of the fuse block and then re-insert them (this was suggested online here at FixYa) and the system still reads Code Error in window. What should I try next?
My car (2005 Honda CRV) was shipped overseas and the radio asked for a code. After several tries, I searched the internet for a solution. Apparently Honda now allows you to obtain the code through their provided website. You will need the VIN #, the phone number and zip code that is on file when you purchased the car. Our car was purchased used and did not come with a manual. When I went to enter the code in I had already entered too many tries, now it reads ERROR E.
However, even before having the code (as well as now that it reads ERROR E) I can get the radio working. Push in preset buttons 1 and 6 and push in the power button simultaneously. A long number appears - at that point I pushed preset button 2 and the radio operated normally. Unfortunately, I do need to do this each time I turn the radio on.
I had Error E code which means I put the wrong code in 10 times. Honda says 2 ways to fix this. In the fuse box under the hood, remove the "Backup" fuse for 1 minute and 10 seconds(or 2 minutes) then replace. If this doesn't work,place key in ignition and turn to the FIRST position. Allow key to remain in this position for ONE HOUR(to be safe, try 1 hour 2 minutes.)
Turn key to second position and the errors should be erased and the CODE will come up. Put your code in and the radio should work.
I still have 45 minutes!
I have a 2009 CR-V EX-L, the battery went dead and I got the "Code Error E" message. I did not know where the reset code was, so I went to the dealer. The guy at the desk found the code in my service book. He tried to re-set and couldn't, then he removed the "backup" fuse for 10 mins and re-installed The Code Error E was still there. I couldnt leave the car so I left. I tried removing the "Backup" fuse, while it was out I checked the radio, still had power, just the door locks didnt work. Finally I disconnected the battery for 10 mins, when I re-connected and turned on the rado, I had the option to enter the code, I did and it worked. Note that the owners manual said after an hour you would be able to re-enter the code if you got the Code Error E message, but that did not happen. Only thing that worked was disconnecting the battery.
You need to put 4 or 5 digits number that can be found in the glove compartment do not touch anything in the radio could lock the radio for 12 to 24 hours simply enter the numbers using the radio buttons and it will be fine don't go to the dealer they will charge you over 200 for one minute fix that you can do it by yourself
21 Aug 2010 I have an 03 Honda S2000 and after a battery changed I managed to put the radio code for my wife's Insight into the S2000 radio instead of the right one - it came up with CODE E. I turned the ignition to the 1st 'notch' and left it for 40 mins. The display then reverted to CODE and I was able to insert the correct code. Simple!
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Most newer cars have a feature that if power is interrupted to the radio (blown fuse, battery disconnect) it will cease to function without the insertion of a reset code. This code is usually on a card in the owner's information package. IT is intended as an anti-theft precaution, since without the unique code, the radio is worthless. If you don't know the code, or didn't receive it, a dealership can usually provide it if you can give them the serial number of the radio. This will, unfortunately, usually involve the removal of the radio to obtain.
radios have an anti theft device in the system that cuts in when the battery or the radio is removed or disconnected
If the radio is factory fit and not very old you should be able to get the code from the dealer
if not there are free download sites that have radio codes for all makes and models
all you have to do is search your make of radio, model of car and if you have it the serial number of the radio
Look in your owner's manual
booklet for your radio anti-theft code. The code is printed on a small
card (similar to a credit card) and included with your owner's manual.
If you can find the code, skip to Step 5.
If you cannot find the code, you'll need to retrieve it.
Turn your ignition off to begin
retrieving your radio code. Press and hold the "1" and "6" preset
buttons on your radio. Turn your ignition on.
Write down the code displayed on
your radio. The display will flash with two numbers: one beginning with
a "U" and one beginning with a "L." Write down both numbers (beginning
with the "U" number), and then disregard the "U" and the "L."
This number (eight digits) is your radio serial code. You'll need it to retrieve your radio anti-theft code.
Contact Honda to retrieve your radio anti-theft code. You'll need your 17-digit Vehicle
Identification Number, found beneath the driver's side of the
windshield and your radio serial code. Honda's customer service number
is (800) 999-1009. Provide the representative with the information to
acquire your radio anti-theft code.
You can also retrieve your radio anti-theft code online for free at https://radio-navicode.honda.com/
Turn your ignition to "Acc" or "On" to power
on your radio. Enter your radio anti-theft code using the preset
buttons at the bottom of your radio. For example, if your anti-theft
code is "55512," you would press the "5" button three times, then the
"1" button, then the "2" button. This will unlock and reset your Honda
I'm guessing that you disconnected the battery recently! but if you contact your dealer they can pull the code for you, you may have to take it to them so they can connect the scan tool and get the code that way!
the code can be located inside the fuse box cover both under hood or inside
fuse box, on the inside of the glove box door, or BEHIND THE HEAD UNIT ITS SELF "radio, most of the time its there" etc. Check also to see if
it was written inside the owners manual.
if not, I would Contact the dealer and they should be able to pull it via the VIN..
I own a 2002 Honda CRV. I bought it used and all owners manual was
provided with the purchase. I lost power to the car's system and the
radio set itself in an anti-theft mode requiring a code to get the radio
to function again. I tried pushing several buttons without succees. I need your help to put the right code!!
If you are secure that the repair was done correctly, pull the 7.5 backup fuse (with the car turned off) in the under hood fuse box and wait 10 or 15 seconds before putting it back in. That should clear your engine light. You will have to reset your clock, and any selected radio settings.
If you do not have an anti-theft radio, you could simply disconnect the negative battery terminal for 10 or 15 seconds and that would do the same thing, but if you have an anti-theft radio that would require a code reset, meaning that you would have to have the five digit code.
If the engine light comes back on after the reset, then something has gone wrong with the repair.
Hope this helps.
You can disconnect your negative battery terminal, wait five minutes or so, then reconnect it. This should clear the malfunction code. If, however, you have an anti-theft radio, make sure that you have the five digit code to reset it after disconnecting the battery. Disconnecting only one terminal might not effect the radio, but I wouldn't count on it.
If the malfunction code comes back after you disconnect the negative terminal, then something has gone wrong with your repairs.
Hope this helps you.