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Old 10-08-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do?

If you have ever disconnected your battery, you will have the word CODE show up on your OEM radio. If you are not the original owner, or even if you are, you may not have the card that came in the owners packet that has the 5 digit code on it. If you do not know what an owners manual packet is, it includesthe following: A service history guide, warranties booklet, a quick start mini owners manual, an owners manual, a tire warranty guide, the radio code and serial number card, and a tire care guide.

When the radio says CODE on it, it is asking you for the 5 digit code on that little white card in the owners manual packet.

Use the "PRESET" station buttons, enter the code, one digit at a time.

If for some reason you do not have that card, you will need to pull the radio out of the dash, and obtain the serial number from the back of it. Then, call your dealership, and they should provide you with the code for your radio.If not, keep calling Honda and Acura dealers until you can find someone that can help. They may require you to come in, maybe with the radio in hand, to obtain the code.


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Old 10-08-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (.Red.EM2)

can i get those books for a 2002? Click the image to open in full size.

this should go in FAQ Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (DieMaster)

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can i get those books for a 2002? Click the image to open in full size.

this should go in FAQ Click the image to open in full size.
A dealership should have them, or look on eBay. And I have already PM'd Todd asking for the FAQ status in the main thread.
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Actually, here is a trick you can use to obtain the serial number of your OEM radio easily (so you DO NOT have to pull it out of the dash)

Turn your radio off. Hold down the preset button #1 & #6. While holding these buttons down, turn your radio on.

The serial number will be displayed on the LCD in a scrolling fashion, and constantly repeat itself.

So take a pen and paper and write it down as it scrolls by.

This works on my 2002 Honda Civic EX, and many other models.


ALSO:

Sometimes the serial number is located on a white sticker located on the inside or under-side of your glove box. Another spot, is a white sticker possibly on the passenger door frame when the car door is held open.

With this number, you can just call your local Honda dealer and give them the serial number and they can read you the code for your radio. Make sure to write it down for future use. Click the image to open in full size.
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i disconnected my battery yesterday and had to figure out my radio code - when i called the dealership the guy said to look for a white sticker on the glove box, sun visor, cupholders, center console (or anywhere else you can think of where there might be a sticker).

mine was in the glove box. (i have an 03 civic lx.)

if you find the white sticker, the five digit number on it is your radio code.
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Old 12-29-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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i just got a 01 civic...and i need to know how to adjust the time?
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i tried what u suggest it didn't work i have a civic 01 coupe ex ,what else can i do in order to get the damn radio on ?
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i tried what u suggest it didn't work i have a civic 01 coupe ex ,what else can i do in order to get the damn radio on ?
Holy crap, 1st post and a search! Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (Miracle)

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If you have ever disconnected your battery, you will have the word CODE show up on your OEM radio. If you are not the original owner, or even if you are, you may not have the card that came in the owners packet that has the 5 digit code on it. If you do not know what an owners manual packet is, it includesthe following: A service history guide, warranties booklet, a quick start mini owners manual, an owners manual, a tire warranty guide, the radio code and serial number card, and a tire care guide.

When the radio says CODE on it, it is asking you for the 5 digit code on that little white card in the owners manual packet.

Use the "PRESET" station buttons, enter the code, one digit at a time.

If for some reason you do not have that card, you will need to pull the radio out of the dash, and obtain the serial number from the back of it. Then, call your dealership, and they should provide you with the code for your radio.If not, keep calling Honda and Acura dealers until you can find someone that can help. They may require you to come in, maybe with the radio in hand, to obtain the code.


Modified by .Red.EM2 at 9:42 PM 11/7/2006
well u can just take out ur radio and look on the bottom or top of it and the code is on it
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #10
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well u can just take out ur radio and look on the bottom or top of it and the code is on it
Actually, that's the serial number. It can be used to get the Unlock Code, but it isn't the code itself.
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (Miracle)

Hello army guy...
I just bought a second hand civic 2005... and of course the radio is lock (anti-theft mode)..... and it didn't come with the owners manual booklet :S even not with the spare tire.

i have searched the freaking code on the net and can't find it.

Can you provide me your radio code? just in case who knows would work on mine Click the image to open in full size. please!.

I tried with the '22123' code from an Acura 2005 but didn't work.

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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (ali311)

you should be able ot get it from a dealer. i believe they need ur vin number. possibly the serial number off the stereo itself
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:50 AM   #13
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (ali311)

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Hello army guy...
I just bought a second hand civic 2005... and of course the radio is lock (anti-theft mode)..... and it didn't come with the owners manual booklet :S even not with the spare tire.

i have searched the freaking code on the net and can't find it.

Can you provide me your radio code? just in case who knows would work on mine Click the image to open in full size. please!.

I tried with the '22123' code from an Acura 2005 but didn't work.

Click the image to open in full size.
Hey i'll share my radio code 36433 hope it helps Click the image to open in full size.
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Default dead radio + keyless entry

2002 civic seadan. the battery died so it was replaced with a new one. after the fact everything works but the radio and the keyless entry.i have the code for the radio but it wont light up for me to even type it in.
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correct me if im wrong but i believe every radio code is different for every car...
I had this same problem and got annoyed with it so I just bought a pioneer deck.
shows how lazy i am hehe..
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (DieMaster)

the dealer will also hide the code either in the glove compartment, under lid of fuse box in engine compartment or between the rear speakers in the trunk, it will be a 5-6 digit code depending on your model, the dirrections to enter the code is in your manual
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Default Re: FAQ: My radio says CODE on it... What do I do? (Miracle)

It's actually ALOT easier than calling or even going into the dealer.

It can all be done online now:

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

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I just had to give my dealership my VIN number and they had my code looked up in minutes
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The code for your radio is always listed in your fuse box under the hood.
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The code for your radio is always listed in your fuse box under the hood.
No it isn't.
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Also, for a 2001 Civic EX the sticker is in the trunk, up by the back speakers, behind the metal wire that I think is the trunk release.
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Also, for a 2001 Civic EX the sticker is in the trunk, up by the back speakers, behind the metal wire that I think is the trunk release.
Not always, it isn't. Mine is on the outside of the glovebox.
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Mine is located inside the glove box. 04 LX coupe.
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read the top Click the image to open in full size.
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