Read the owners manual. It's in there.
He will need the code which should be written in the owners manual or
affixed to s sticker in the owners package or stuck to the side of the
If he can't find it, it's "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to Honda he goes with
a handful of money"
Comment: The site is fine if you have all the answers which require, in
addition to the VIN and device SN, the ZIP code, phone # and email address
given when you bought the car. If you bought it used, you will probably
need to see your friendly Honda dealer if you lack that info. When I bought
my S2000, it was used -- but I made sure it had the radio code card. I
store my codes online at the Honda user site.
In case manual is missing, instructions also found on my page, here:
You're a bit late to this thread, and have obviously missed the earlier
part where all the juicy info was.
See my page on this subject (also listed earlier):
Did see your earlier note, but did not know about this
amazing security system. I guess thieves are somehow
kept from opening the glove box when they are already
inside the car, removing the radio.
But, thanks for the education. The page explained what
I was looking for.
perhaps knowing that the system is such a pita that even most owners
can't use it / figure it out, makes (in theory) theives just walk past a
Honda to begin with.
I worked on a 2003 Honda over the weekend and asked the owner about the
cOdE on the radio display and he said "it's been like that since I
bought the car". I pointed him to Tegger's site and he didn't seem to
think it was worth "all that trouble". So, that's Honda's end result
from this retail techs view. Making the doors harder to unlock would
have been a better strategy.
everyone is wrong.
Honda dealers generally put the radio serial number sticker in the glove
box. That comes from the early years when the only other way to get the
serial number was physically to remove the radio. Nowadays, the radio
can give you its serial number electronically via the display.
However you get the radio serial number, you give it to the Honda dealer
who can then provide the unlock code via a proprietary Honda system. In
general, the Honda dealer will do this only upon proof of your owning
the car. Should a thief come in with a radio by itself, or simply with
a serial number, a competent dealer who doesn't know the guy as a
customer won't hand out the unlock code.*
The intent never, ever was to put an unlock code sticker out in plain
sight. If anyone did that, he was an idiot who completely misunderstood
the entire concept.
*I am under no illusion that there aren't thieving dealership employees
who would happily take fifty bucks to provide the code--although I have
to believe that Honda's system is tracking access and serial numbers,
and can easily point to such a thieving employee.
"Bob" wrote in message
Son has a 2005 Accord.
Had a battery replacement, and apparently as a result the car radio
(code ?) has to be "reset".
Hard for him to get to Dealership to do.
Is this something he can do himself fairly easily ?
If so, how, please ?
Reply: Had a situation like this come up with a friend's Mini Cooper today.
She did not have the radio code. To preserve the codes, I used a 1 amp
trickle charger while I replaced the the battery. Worked like a charm.
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