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Hello! Look for your radio code I.D. card. Looks like a drivers license sized card with the radio code on it. If you can't find it either in your glove box or written in your owners manual, look for a white sticker inside your glove box. It will have the code on it.
Remove your negative battery cable for 10 seconds to reset the radio, then enter this code. If you can not find your code in your vehicle, remove the radio and send me the serial number and I will send your code to you. Thanks!
Unfortunately, though we bought the car used and certified from a Honda dealer, it came with no manual, nor is there a sticker in the glove compartment. I tried pressing the 1 and 6 preset buttons, and got "COdE E", but nothing else.
I don't know how to pull out the radio. Does it just take a screw driver to wedge it a little and then pull?
Hi, NO dont pry the radio.
I can help you since chuck is off. You dont need to pay more
The radio has been locked because the wrong code ahs been entered too many times
disconnect your battery for 2 minutes and reconnect it.
Then do the 1-6 thing.
to get the serial number
Hello. I was gone for the night. Just wanted to follow up and make sure these other guys got you taken care of?
Also, thanks to John and Steve for picking this up.
Hi Chuck. Yes, they helped me get the serial number for the radio, which took was an adventure. Finally, I got the radio to display the numbers U2702 and L902, so from what I read above it must be 27020902. It was getting late so, we had to give up for the night. I know we need these numbers to move forward. What is the next step?
My daughter has the car at school right now, so I won't be able to work with it more until early evening.
Sorry I bailed , had to go to bed
chusk is offline right now so he asked me to send this to you your code is 53144 emter it using the radio preset buttons .
Well, friends, I didn't get it to work. We started over by disconnecting the battery for two minutes, then turned the car on, turned the radio on, entered the code "53144", but just got the err message. Is there anything else we should be doing?
That meens the radio is ready to accept the code and should start working when the code is entered...weird.
Can you press the 1 and 6 buttons again to be sure the numbers 27020902 are accurate?
I contacted acuramstr again for his support also. Let's double check the serial number and take it from there.
Hello. I was just contacted by acuramstr. Remove the battery cable again to clear everything before entering the code. This was his response below. Let me know what happens. Thanks. Chuck.
"ok lets try this I put the 0 at the end and got 13255 if that wont work have him call acura 1-800-382-2238"
Or you may have to pull the radio out and get the serial number the old fashioned way.
Here are the instructions sent by acuramstr.
click here and here
Hi Chuck, and other advisors - Regarding the question above, I've tried the two possible codes and neither one worked. Taking the entire audio unit out sounds like more than I am up for, especially since I have no idea what the "anti-theft" code would be. In any case, I called the dealership to find out if they had the code and was advised that they would remove the radio and get the code for me on a "one time for free" basis.
Thanks for trying to help! You've been so patient and definitely gone above and beyond. I will use your service again!
That is very nice of your dealership. I am glad to see they are taking care of you. I appreciate your kind words and I want to thank you for your your patience also. Speaking on behalf of all the experts involved, we were glad to be of assistance to you. If I can ever assist you with anything else, I will be more than happy to.