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Old 14 Mar 2013, 07:34 pm
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Default Coded radio receivers

Anybody knows from what year Honda started installing coded receivers in
Accords as a protection against stealing them? My '94 Accord LX does not
have it. I wonder if the EX model does, though the receivers looks the
same in it.
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Old 14 Mar 2013, 09:13 pm
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Default Re: Coded radio receivers

On 03/14/2013 04:34 PM, cameo wrote:
> Anybody knows from what year Honda started installing coded receivers in
> Accords as a protection against stealing them? My '94 Accord LX does not
> have it. I wonder if the EX model does, though the receivers looks the
> same in it.


i don't know what years, but i have one of each - identical in all
respects except code activation. my guess is that honda got a bunch of
negative feedback about dealer gouging for code reads after flat
batteries and dropped the coded version after just a couple of years.


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Old 15 Mar 2013, 05:22 pm
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Default Re: Coded radio receivers

cameo <cameo@unreal.invalid> wrote in news:khtmll$khq$1@dont-email.me:

> Anybody knows from what year Honda started installing coded receivers in
> Accords as a protection against stealing them? My '94 Accord LX does not
> have it. I wonder if the EX model does, though the receivers looks the
> same in it.




Honda has employed anti-theft coded receivers since at LEAST the 1990 model
year for all /US-market/ models. At some point, they began installing anti-
theft on at least some /other/ markets' models (Canada among them), but I'm
not sure when that started.

Where are you located?

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Old 15 Mar 2013, 10:45 pm
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On 3/15/2013 2:22 PM, Tegger wrote:
> Honda has employed anti-theft coded receivers since at LEAST the 1990 model
> year for all /US-market/ models. At some point, they began installing anti-
> theft on at least some /other/ markets' models (Canada among them), but I'm
> not sure when that started.
>
> Where are you located?
>

In WA state, near Seattle, but my Honda's receiver was not coded. I am
to install a Pioneer from Crutchfield into my neighbor's '94 Accord EX
and I don't want surprises. Its factory receiver looks just like the one
I used to have in my LX and Crutchfield sent the same installation kit
as well.
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Old 16 Mar 2013, 02:18 am
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cameo <cameo@unreal.invalid> wrote in news:ki0m7n$r68$1@dont-email.me:

> On 3/15/2013 2:22 PM, Tegger wrote:
>> Honda has employed anti-theft coded receivers since at LEAST the 1990
>> model year for all /US-market/ models. At some point, they began
>> installing anti- theft on at least some /other/ markets' models
>> (Canada among them), but I'm not sure when that started.
>>
>> Where are you located?
>>

> In WA state, near Seattle, but my Honda's receiver was not coded. I am
> to install a Pioneer from Crutchfield into my neighbor's '94 Accord EX
> and I don't want surprises. Its factory receiver looks just like the
> one I used to have in my LX and Crutchfield sent the same installation
> kit as well.




I'm not certain of the details on exactly which radios had codes and which
don't. Honda's documentation starts mentioning the need to record and use
the security code in about the 1990 model year, but it may have begun with
higher-end models only. My '91 does not have a code, but it's Canadian
market.

If you do end up needing the radio code for your neighbor's radio, you can
get it for free directly from American Honda, here:
<https://radio-navicode.honda.com/>

If your neighbor does not have a ZIP and phone number matching the one AHM
has on file, you 'll need to bring the radio plus the vehicle's ownership
to a dealer. Some will give you the code for free, some will charge a
nominal amount, like $25.


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Old 16 Mar 2013, 11:02 am
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Default Re: Coded radio receivers

In article <XnsA1851782E2683tegger@208.90.168.18>,
Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:

> I'm not certain of the details on exactly which radios had codes and which
> don't. Honda's documentation starts mentioning the need to record and use
> the security code in about the 1990 model year, but it may have begun with
> higher-end models only.


Correct.

For a long time, it was the Accord EX radios only, the ones with higher
end features.

Not that Honda acknowledged radios as anything more than an afterthought
until about 1998--the same year they decided that air conditioning
should actually work.
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Old 16 Mar 2013, 01:49 pm
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On 3/15/2013 11:18 PM, Tegger wrote:
>
> I'm not certain of the details on exactly which radios had codes and which
> don't. Honda's documentation starts mentioning the need to record and use
> the security code in about the 1990 model year, but it may have begun with
> higher-end models only. My '91 does not have a code, but it's Canadian
> market.
>
> If you do end up needing the radio code for your neighbor's radio, you can
> get it for free directly from American Honda, here:
> <https://radio-navicode.honda.com/>


But that should only matter if I want to reinstall the old radio later,
right? The code should not affect the installation of after-market
receivers, I think.

> If your neighbor does not have a ZIP and phone number matching the one AHM
> has on file, you 'll need to bring the radio plus the vehicle's ownership
> to a dealer. Some will give you the code for free, some will charge a
> nominal amount, like $25.


Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

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Old 16 Mar 2013, 01:53 pm
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On 3/16/2013 8:02 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

> For a long time, it was the Accord EX radios only, the ones with higher
> end features.


That still leaves me wondering about the '94 Accord EX.

> Not that Honda acknowledged radios as anything more than an afterthought
> until about 1998--the same year they decided that air conditioning
> should actually work.
>

Oh, so I am not the only one who noticed how weak the A/C is in a '94
Accord? That means that it's not a fluke in my car only. I feel better
already. :-(
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Old 16 Mar 2013, 02:13 pm
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On 03/16/2013 10:49 AM, cameo wrote:
> On 3/15/2013 11:18 PM, Tegger wrote:
>>
>> I'm not certain of the details on exactly which radios had codes and
>> which
>> don't. Honda's documentation starts mentioning the need to record and use
>> the security code in about the 1990 model year, but it may have begun
>> with
>> higher-end models only. My '91 does not have a code, but it's Canadian
>> market.
>>
>> If you do end up needing the radio code for your neighbor's radio, you
>> can
>> get it for free directly from American Honda, here:
>> <https://radio-navicode.honda.com/>

>
> But that should only matter if I want to reinstall the old radio later,
> right? The code should not affect the installation of after-market
> receivers, I think.


correct - it's entirely a function within the receiver and has nothing
to do with the vehicle it's connected to.


>
>> If your neighbor does not have a ZIP and phone number matching the one
>> AHM
>> has on file, you 'll need to bring the radio plus the vehicle's ownership
>> to a dealer. Some will give you the code for free, some will charge a
>> nominal amount, like $25.

>
> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
>



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Old 16 Mar 2013, 03:49 pm
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cameo <cameo@unreal.invalid> wrote in news:ki2b6r$cik$1@dont-email.me:

> On 3/15/2013 11:18 PM, Tegger wrote:
>>


>>
>> If you do end up needing the radio code for your neighbor's radio,
>> you can get it for free directly from American Honda, here:
>> <https://radio-navicode.honda.com/>

>
> But that should only matter if I want to reinstall the old radio
> later, right? The code should not affect the installation of
> after-market receivers, I think.




It only applies to the factory radio.




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