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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:29 pm
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Default I have just purchased a 1992 honda accord. The radio shows "code" and will not function.?

Obviously it has a security system. Can I perform any procedures to allow the radio to function and/or re-enable the security system without knowing the code or how to enter it? THANKS!!
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:30 pm
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your best bet would be to go to the honda dealership with your vin number and ask them what the code is and how to enter it
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:33 pm
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You can only get it from Honda after proving that it is your radio. It is a radio theft deterrent. When power is cut and then restored the code must be entered.There is a serial number that you must give the dealer to get the code. To get the serial number do the following.Turn radio on - "code" is displayedTurn radio offPush preset 1, preset 6, and the power button at the same time and release.You will see the serial number.This is according to my 2004 owner's manual. If it doesn't work you may need to take the radio apart as others have indicated.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:36 pm
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When your radio flashes the word "code" it means that the battery has been disconnected and then connected again. The radio disables itself because it thinks that someone is trying to steal it (or the entire car). What you need to do is enter the radio code (usually a four or five digit number). Here are some ways you could go about finding out what the code is1) it might have been written inside the owner's manual somewhere, though it's not always guaranteed.(2) sometimes dealerships put a small sticker with the radio code inside the glove compartment box (in a spot where it's not easily seen - just search thoroughly).(3) it might be printed on an old receipt if the last owner took the car in for service at a dealership. Obviously, this depends on whether or not you can find an old receipt somewhere in the car.(4) if you can't find the radio code itself, you will need to get the serial number of the radio unit. This can be done by taking apart the radio console (you can do this yourself if you're handy and have a manual for your specific car - can be purchased at any car repair store such as AutoZone or Strauss) and looking behind the radio unit - copy down the serial number and then take it to a Honda dealership - they'll type in the serial number in their computer and get you the radio code (be warned: they will charge you for this measily service - try to bargain for a better price with whoever you're dealing with).(5) the most costly way to get the radio code - take it to Honda and let them take the console apart, get the serial number from the back of the radio unit and then use it to get the code, but as I already said, they will charge you a lot to do this even though it's not very hard to do.Whichever way you use to get the code, make sure that you keep it somewhere safe in case you need it again in the future. Like I said, you'll need to re-enter the code if you ever disconnect the battery terminals for any reason. All you need to do to enter the code (once you have it) is press the appropriate number keys on the radio console (numbers 1 through 6) which would usually serve the function of changing your radio presets.Hope that helps.(Note: you will not be given the radio code by simply presenting the VIN # at the dealership, so don't waste your time. They'll just tell you that they need the serial number of the radio unit. Also, newer Honda's (2003 and up) have a feature in which you can press preset 1, preset 6, and the radio on button in order to gain access to the eight digit serial number, but like I just stated, that only applies to 2003 and up Honda models. They didn't have that technology available in 1992, so I'm afraid that that solution does not apply to you).
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:40 pm
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You need a code from a Honda Dealer. Just provide the year, model and the VIN number of your car, and they will provide you the code. They don't do it for free.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:44 pm
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Contact Honda and get a radio code. They'll be able to help you. Two thumbs down to Honda for this idea, The only person this deters or irritates is the vehicles owner, JUST what a thief wants a stock Honda radio!!!!! Why you can buy them for a dime a dozen at any stereo shop they're ALWAYS yanking thse out to put in high power custom units and seldom do the owners want to keep it.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:48 pm
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Our 2001 Odyssey needed a radio code. I put the wrong code in (dealer gave me the wrong card) and after three tries, it shut down. I went to the dealer and they reset something, found the right code and entered it for me. Radio works great!The dealer also told me that my car will reset itself after I believe 1 hour of continuous driving. The code will clear and the radio will turn on. Maybe I misunderstood, but this is what I remember they told me. Not sure it will work on your year, but if you haven't entered a code, you may want to give it a try.If it doesn't work, you have to enter a code. If you don't have the code, you'll have to go to the dealer and pay them to look up the code. At this point, I would go to Best Buy and get a new updated stereo system with a mini plug input (for hooking up IPOD, MP3 player, etc). They're cheap now.Good luck.Greg
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 06:52 pm
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You need to put in your radio code. If you don't have it you will need to go to a dealer.
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