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Old 04-24-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default IF YOU NEED A RADIO CODE, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD.

The bottom of this post will reveal the way to retrieve your radio code and save everyone a lot of time and stress.

This thread was created due to the large amount of radio code requests in here every single day. If you need a radio code, there are dozens of people in here who can provide it for you, but they risk losing their jobs giving these radio codes out. If you put in a request for a radio code, the chances of receiving a code are very slim. Luckily, there are ways you can retrieve the code yourself and they are listed below.

Try this website first to see if you can get a code: https://radio-navicode.honda.com/

Otherwise, read further:

If your Honda or Acura is a 2000 model year or older, you will need to do the following:

- Remove radio unit. I won't provide instructions do to this because it's different for every model and year, but it isn't difficult at all to figure out. You don't need to remove the radio all the way, just far enough to read some numbers on top of the head unit.

- The serial number is located on a sticker (usually white) on top of the head unit. If you see a number starting with M1C, M3G, M46, or YEFM, these are NOT the serial number and you should look elsewhere on the sticker. The serial number is sometimes numbers only and sometimes it will contain letters "Ref" or "CQ" before the number. If in doubt, write down all numbers on the sticker or take a picture of it.

- Put radio back into dash.

- Now you can either drive to the Honda or Acura dealer, provide proof of ownership, give them the numbers, and get your code

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You can call Client Services, but you will be required to provide your VIN number, radio serial number, as well as proof of ownership.

Acura Client Services: 1-800-328-2238
Honda America Client Services: 1-800-999-1009

Acura Canada Client Services: (888) 922-8729
Honda Canada Client Services: (888) 946-6329


If your Honda or Acura is a 2002 or newer model year, please follow the directions below:

-Turn your radio off.

- Turn key to the ON position. Do not start, just leave ignition in ON position.

- Press and hold the numbers 1 and 6 on your radio with one hand.

- Using your other hand, turn the radio on while keeping 1 and 6 pressed.

- Ten characters will appear on the screen, usually alphanumeric. Write down all the numbers you see.

- Now you can either drive to the Honda or Acura dealer, provide proof of ownership, give them the numbers, and get your code.

or

You can call Client Services, but you will be required to provide your VIN number, radio serial number, as well as proof of ownership.

Acura Client Services: 1-800-328-2238
Honda America Client Services: 1-800-999-1009

Acura Canada Client Services: (888) 922-8729
Honda Canada Client Services: (888) 946-6329



If your Honda or Acura is a 2001 model year, you can usually follow the directions for the 2002+ model years, but a few Accords require instructions for the 2000 and older cars.

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nice info... Sticky please!

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nice info... Sticky please!

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thanks alot this really help me out they giveu the code for free yay ! :D sticky iky
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if u unplug the battery will u have to put a code for the radio?
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if u unplug the battery will u have to put a code for the radio?

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Default Re: IF YOU NEED A RADIO CODE, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD.

nice info. the sad thing is all these people will still ask for a code instead of calling acs or hcs.
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Default Re: IF YOU NEED A RADIO CODE, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD.

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this is something else if u have a cl-s i found the code on the left side of the glove box... on the left outside wall of your glove compartment after u open the compartment

Most newer Acuras (not the RSX) and Accords have the code in the glove box. I didn't mention this because as you may have noticed, a lot of people in here aren't very good at reading all the way through, so they'd probably expect to see it on every Honda model.
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Default Re: IF YOU NEED A RADIO CODE, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD.

Having these two links in the original post would be helpful.

https://radio-navicode.acura.com/

https://radio-navicode.honda.com
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I have a 2006 Acura RL and need the Navigation code. Is there any way other than take the CD player out? My radio works,when the battery was drained it shut doen my navigation. Help Please
The vehicles original selling dealer will have the Navi code on file.

If the option above is not available then the navi serial number is located on the navi unit. You will need this serial number when calling your local Honda dealer to retrieve your code from the online network.
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I'm newly registered to this site in hopes I can get help getting a radio code for my son's 1994 Honda Civic. I'm visiting him on his spring break; car had died, and now radio won't work and asks for "code". Tried to get the radio out to get the serial #, but one screw is stripped. I have the VIN # if that helps. Would really appreciate any help!

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Unfortunately The radio code can not be retrieved with the VIN number. you will need to remove the radio and get the serial number from the unit.

If the vehicle came with an owners manual there may be a bussiness card from Honda stating the radio code. If you know the vehicles original selling dealer they may have the radio code on file, but due to the age it is unlikely.

Replacement radio units are cheap and easy to install if all of the above fails.
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email me at contact@torontohondaparts.com and I will send you a radio form.

fill out radio retrieval form and email it back.

I will email your radio code.
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In case it hasn't been posted yet: There is a link to Honda's website that provides the radio reset code. All you need is your VIN, radio serial, and phone # and zip used when buying the car. Click on the "Codes" tab once you've collected all of the necessary info. I have a 2011 pilot so I'm assuming this will only work for cars that were bought new from a Honda dealership.

Link: https://radio-navicode.honda.com/

I'll edit the original post to reflect that link.

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Hi, I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey. Just bought the van and would like to get the radio code, in case I need to replace the battery. I tried the hold the two button way, as discussed below. It did not work. I have a EL-X model and was wondering if there was another way to get the audio serial number, with having to pull the radio. Thanks for any help
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Hello, I am new to this forum so excuse me if I ask a question that has already been discussed. I purchased a 2010 Acura RDX without the NAV. I didn't get any of the Owner's manual or Radio Code info in the car. I have called Acura at (800) 382-2238 to help me get the radio PIN. They need the serial number of the radio and told me to look on the side of the glove box facing the drive, I searched the entire glove box, all surfaces inside and out and found no serial number. They also said it may be on either side inside the console. I checked there and nothing. I did try the holding 1 & 6 preset buttons and powering on the radio, all I get is "DIAG" on the display. I would appreciate any help in finding the radio serial number for this vehicle. Thanks.
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Great help. thanks
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Hello all. I just bought a 2002 Odyssey and trying to get the code to the radio before messing around with battery and other stuffs.

I follow the instruction of holding 1 +6 and turned on the radio. First thing appear is 0. I let go of all the buttons and it will just stay at 0, until I turn it off and there will be a "code 0" appears then turn off.

What am I doing wrong?

Also how many digits does the radio usually have? I have two 4 digits code written on some paperwork and one 5 digit code written on another. Maybe those are it?
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Hello, I (stupidly) bought a 2008 Honda Fit radio at a Goodwill in Phoenix. I realize now that the unit is useless without a code and, of course, there's no VIN to go with it since it was just dumped at the Goodwill store. Did I buy a large paperweight, or is there a way to unlock it without a VIN? Also, how do I know if this is a stolen radio?

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Just picked up her '05 Pilot today. No owner's manuals or any of that stuff, so of course the radio's locked. Got the serial numbers, via the usual key combo. Problem is, when I'm on radio-navicode.honda.com, it says the serial doesn't match the VIN. And I only have one more attempt to try it before I'm locked out.

I have a difficult time believing the radio was replaced during the previous owner's tenure with it. Any ideas...?

EDIT: Nevermind. Seems that the radio-nav site couldn't be bothered to tell you to NOT include the letters when typing in the serial number. Tried that, and got my prize.


holy(notfitforafamilyforum), that radio has some bass.

(of course, it's not well-tuned bass, but still...)

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