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I need a serial number and code for my 1997 Honda Accord ex

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I need a serial number and code for my 1997 Honda Accord ex -the card didn't come with car and it's not in the owners manual
JA: Do you have a scan tool to read the codes?
Customer: No-& there's no serial,number anywhere, just a vin number
JA: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I had mechanical work on the engine and didn't realize they didn't reset the radio.. was not at a Honda dealership, but at a mechanic who works on hondas and Acura
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No-I just don't have a serial number and code to reset my radio... thank you
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.


Unfortunately the only way to get the serial number (which you will need to get the unlock code) is from the back of the radio or with a scan tool that communicates with the radio. Honda doesn't keep record of the radio's serial number from each vehicle, just the unlock code.

Have you already removed the radio to check for a serial number?