How to Enter Honda Security Radio Code

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When you replace your car battery, you may need to enter your Honda radio codes to activate your radio.

You may even need to do this for a simple disconnect or a complete drain of the battery.

Normally, you can activate your radio’s battery by pressing and holding the power button for about 2 seconds.

However, this method will not always work. If your radio cannot be reset, you will need to enter your Honda radio codes.

How do you find your radio security code?

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Finding your Honda radio codes can help you activate your radio if your battery is disconnected. This is because Honda’s leading anti-theft technology prevents your radio from working without these codes.

The easiest way to find these codes is to look in your glove compartment for the owner’s manual, which contains a set of activation codes. Usually this is just a sticker that is placed in the glove box or in the manual. Apart from the codes, the sticker also contains your vehicle identification number, which is mentioned below.

You can also visit the Honda online store to retrieve your activation codes. You will need your zip code, email address, and other contact information, as well as your Vehicle Identification Number. While this is usually found in the driver’s door, on your registration papers, and on your car’s windshield, it can be difficult to find on models that have undergone repairs.

If you cannot find or enter your Honda radio codes, you should consider using professional services to safely reinstall and activate your radio.

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How to enter Honda radio code

Entering your Honda radio codes is pretty straightforward. You have to go through the same process as for finding your serial number, with minor adjustments to enter your code. Remember to turn off the engine before turning the ignition key to the accessory position.

When the radio displays “Code” or “Enter Code”, you should use the radio’s preset switches 1 and 6 to enter your code. Your radio should now be activated and fully functional.

You should consider using professional service providers if you are uncomfortable with any part of this process, as you may have difficulty activating your radio.

Where are the VIN and serial number located?


The vehicle identification numbers as well as your unit’s serial number are a critical resource in finding your Honda radio codes. These 17-digit numbers usually have a similar profile to others of the same brands.

Honda’s set of VIN codes consists of an alphanumeric scale without the letters ‘I’, ‘O’ and ‘Q’, which can cause some confusion. You will use this 17-digit code to find your radio codes through Honda’s website.

Your insurance card contains your detailed vehicle information, including your VIN number. The code can also be seen on your windshield and in the glove box. It is usually a sturdy sticker with some numbers on it.

If you have trouble finding it in your car, you might consider looking through your financial information, such as your service declaration and new owner surveys, to help you find it.

The procedure for identifying your device serial number depends on the make of your car. In most cases, it is usually located on an anti-theft sticker on a part of your car, such as the glove compartment. However, it will not always be easily and quickly available. You will need to follow these steps for your Honda vehicle, with the exception of the Honda Odyssey 2013 and 2014 models, which do not require a security code.

You should turn on your vehicle and the unit and make sure that it displays a “code” message. Turn the unit off and hold down the preset buttons 1 and 6. An alphanumeric code is displayed, starting with U followed by 4 digits. On the next screen, a second alphanumeric code is displayed. You should ignore the letters in your serial number and write down your serial number so that you can use it when retrieving your Honda radio code.

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How to find your serial number on models built after 2002

You can find a serial number or your 2002 and newer models without having to completely remove your radio, which can be difficult to replace. You should press the radio’s power button, which will result in a blank display.

Make sure your engine is turned off and turn the ignition key to the accessory position. Then press the display buttons 1 and 6 on your radio while pressing the power button. Your display will show 10 digits, which you should note down.

The numeric part of your code, which consists of eight characters, will be your serial number.

How to find your serial number on models older than 2002

For models older than 2002, no serial number is displayed and it may be difficult to restore radio functionality. To obtain your serial number, you must completely remove your radio. However, it may be difficult to get it back in. Although you can still reset your Honda radio for models older than 2002, you should consider professional maintenance.

Final word

You can find your Honda radio codes through the vehicle manufacturer’s website. You can access the codes from the website using your vehicle identification number (VIN) and your serial number. However, Honda will ask you to provide detailed contact information so the code can be delivered securely.

If your vehicle is a 2001 or older model, you will need to remove your radio to access the serial number. As this can be difficult, we recommend that you visit your nearest certified dealer and service provider to avoid possible damage to your vehicle.

Once the battery is disconnected, you cannot use your Honda radio without activating it. This anti-theft service can be of great benefit to you, but it can also cause inconvenience if it needs to be reactivated regularly. This code is specific to your vehicle. However, it can be difficult to find. You should visit Honda’s website to find out how to reactivate your Honda radio and obtain the unique radio codes for your vehicle.

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Magnus is the owner and main author of MechanicBase. He has been working as a mechanic for over 10 years, and the majority of them specialized in advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting. He has also been a motorsport (drifting) driver for over 5 years.