radio is asking for CODE

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by James, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. James

    James Guest

    Hi, my radio is asking for the code. this happend after changed my battery.
    i have entered the anti-theft code that my car came with but it just says
    Err and counts up... anyone know whats wrong?
    James, Jan 28, 2006
  2. James

    Larry J. Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "James"
    The radio code should be in your documentation, assuming you have the
    Larry J., Jan 28, 2006
  3. James

    James Guest

    Please reread my question... i have the code, but it doesn't work.
    James, Jan 28, 2006
  4. James

    bearman Guest

    You're gonna have to take it to a dealer, I think.
    bearman, Jan 28, 2006
  5. You don't say what year model. Mine from '93 says that if I enter the
    code incorrectly a certain number of times, I must leave the radio
    turned on for about one hour before it will reset itself.

    I understand that turning off all power to the radio (removing the
    fuse?) for a few minutes will reset it.

    Hope this helps.

    Elliot Richmond
    Freelance Science Writer and Editor
    Elliot Richmond, Jan 28, 2006
  6. James

    Woody Guest

    Try pulling the radio fuse for a couple minutes and then try the code. When
    removing and reconnecting battery the noise sometimes confuses the radio
    code and removing the fuse will reset it.
    Woody, Jan 28, 2006
  7. -----------------------------------------------

    If one of the buttons is not working right (spilled Pepsi) you won't be
    able to enter the 5 digit code correctly. The code is 5 digits, 1's
    through 6's ONLY. You may have the wrong code. Stereo may have been
    changed. Look for a white sticker inside the fuse boxes or glove box. I
    write mine inside the fuse box and inside the manual.

    The dealer who services the vehicle might have the CODE in their
    'Curly Q. Links', Jan 28, 2006
  8. James

    James Guest

    its a honda accord 2000. i entered the code correctly each time.. nothing,
    i even waited an hour like you guys said and it still didn't work. i pulled
    the fuse for 30 mins and it still didn't work... i think the dealership gave
    me the wrong code.. and they want 85 bux to fix it! the manager has yet to
    return my phone calls...
    James, Jan 30, 2006
  9. Sounds like you have done everything you were supposed to do.
    Tegger's website has some additional information, but I suspect you
    are already beyond that. There should be no charge or a minimal charge
    for looking up the code.

    Good luck to you.

    Elliot Richmond
    Freelance Science Writer and Editor
    Elliot Richmond, Jan 31, 2006
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