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The battery in my 1998 Honda Accord was replaced. The

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The battery in my 1998 Honda Accord was replaced. The technician fiddled with the Code sign on my radio. It will not take the radio code given with my manual. I think it is locked now. How do I reset it so I can enter my code?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the battery been recently disconnected? Have you checked the manual or the glove box for the radio code?

I know the radio code but it seems to be locked and wont accept the code

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I am not fixing it myself. I tried entering the code number several times and it wont take it. The code number was in the book

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Honda
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Mechanic for Honda: Gunvir Singh,
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Hello, let me review your request. Please stang by.

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Mechanic for Honda: Gunvir Singh,
 replied 7 months ago

You can reset the radio by removing the radio fuse for 1 minute and the put it back. Another way to reset it by disconnecting both battery terminals for 5 minutes and connect them back. That will reset the radio and allow you to add the codes.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Where are the battery terminals?
Mechanic for Honda: kalamykid, Shop owner/ Tech replied 7 months ago
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The battery has to be disconnected for 30 minutes for the radio to reset. 5 minutes is not long enough for the radio to reset.

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Mechanic for Honda: kalamykid, Shop owner/ Tech replied 7 months ago

The battery terminals are what connect the battery to the car. You will want to disconnect the negative cable only.

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Mechanic for Honda: kalamykid, Shop owner/ Tech replied 7 months ago

I put in for a refund on your original question. This way you are not charged twice.

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