After you have replaced the battery of your Honda car, your car may ask for radio code. The Honda car will ask you for the code each time the battery is either completely dead or disconnected.
Resetting the radio is, usually, a simple step. All you have to do is to hold the power button for two seconds and the radio will automatically reset. However, in rare cases, you may fail to activate the radio and ought to enter a security code for the activation of the radio.
What Is the Honda Radio Code?
Due to Honda’s theft-protection technology, a Honda car normally asks for an activation code in case your battery is disconnected. Retrieving these codes, however, is not a taxing task. When you buy a new vehicle, you get a card that has the details of your vehicle. At the right bottom of the card, there is a sticker. On this sticker are two numbers: radio code (top) and the radio serial number (bottom). Always keep the card in the safe space so that you can easily access them in case of emergency. The card looks something like this:
How to Find and Enter Honda Radio Code
All you have to do is to look in the owner’s manual for the code which is attached in your car in form of a sticker. It is generally inside your manual or glove compartment.
In case you are unable to find your honda radio code, you can visit Honda’s website – online store – [https://radio-navicode.honda.com/] to retrieve the code. Upon entering your email address, zip code, your vehicle identification number, and other contact details, you will be able to retrieve the code. If you are still unable to find the radio code, you should consult a professional for a safe activation of the radio.
Now, let us have a look at how to enter the Honda radio code. This is a pretty straightforward process. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Turn on the radio. When the screen of your radio flashes with the word “Enter Code”, use the preset buttons 1 to 6 to enter the code. If you fail to enter the correct code in ten consecutive attempts, you will have to wait for an hour to retry.
Where Are the VIN and Serial Numbers Located?
We have already talked about how you can retrieve the serial number of your car. People often face a bit problem while finding their vehicle identification number (VIN) – which you are required to enter if you are retrieving the code from the website. The 17-digit vehicle number can be found on the base of your windshield, on your vehicle’s registration, or on your insurance card. It uses numbers from 0-9 and letters from A-Z except for I, O, and Q.
The Final Word
Asking for a radio code after your Honda car’s battery becomes disconnected is a good way to ensure that your car is protected against any kind of theft. The process of entering the code is quite simple. However, if you feel that you cannot do it on your own, you can always visit the Honda shop and get the professionals to handle the situation.