01 Civic stereo error question

Discussion in 'Civic' started by youknowwhoiare, May 11, 2006.

  1. I got my Civic worked on the other day and when I picked it up the code
    message was displaying. I don't have the sticker with my code on it
    and I was wondering if I replaced the factory stereo with an
    aftermarket stereo would it work without the code? Might be a stupid
    question but I need to know! Thanks!
    youknowwhoiare, May 11, 2006
  2. youknowwhoiare

    Nemo Guest

    It is an anti-theft mechanism that is programmed into the stereo system, it
    does not do anything with the car, as soon as the power to stereo is
    disconnected it won't start anymore wihtout its code. Unless the thief is a
    good hacker to break the code.
    Nemo, May 11, 2006
  3. youknowwhoiare

    E Meyer Guest

    The code is in the radio head unit itself. If you replace the radio with an
    aftermarket one, there will be no need for a code.

    You don't need to buy a new radio just because of the code (unless you
    really want one and are just looking for a reason). A Honda dealer can look
    up the code for you if you give them the serial number of the radio. Some
    of the newer Honda radios will display their serial number without having to
    remove the radio from the car to find it.

    Try holding in the 1 and 6 buttons while you turn on the radio. If your
    radio has this feature, it will display its serial number. There are two
    halves to the number that should alternately flash on the radio screen.

    If you don't have this "feature" on your radio, you will need to take it out
    and find the serial number sticker on it.
    E Meyer, May 12, 2006
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