To retrieve your Honda radio code online, first locate the 9-digit serial number of your radio, which can be found on the radio’s faceplate, security card, or owner’s manual. Then, visit the Honda Radio Code website (https://radio-navicode.honda.com/), and enter your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and the radio’s serial number. Submit this information to receive your radio code, which you can then enter into your radio using the preset buttons. If you have trouble retrieving the code online, contact Honda customer service or visit a Honda dealership. This process applies to most Honda models, including the Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Ridgeline, and Pilot.
If you can not find the radio code, don’t worry; we will show you three other methods to get the radio code for a Honda. This guide provides instructions on how to get a Honda radio code for free, even if you have lost the code or don’t remember it.
How to get a Honda Radio Code Online?
To retrieve the Honda radio code online, you will need to follow these steps:
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- Locate the serial number of your Honda radio. It’s usually a 9-digit number on the faceplate of the radio, the security card, or the owner’s manual. See the instructions below if you can not find the radio serial number.
- Visit the website (https://radio-navicode.honda.com/).
- Enter your Honda’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and the radio’s serial number.
- Submit the information and follow the instructions to retrieve your radio code.
- Write down the code and enter it into your Honda radio using the preset buttons.
If you have trouble retrieving the code online, contact Honda customer service or visit a Honda dealership to retrieve the code. Having the code available is important, as resetting the radio after disconnecting the battery or replacing the radio unit is necessary.
How to Get Honda Radio Serial Number
There are two methods to retrieve the serial number from a Honda radio.
How to Find Honda Radio Serial Number
Retrieving a Honda radio code is a two-step process. First, you need to find the serial number of your radio. Next, you will use the serial number to get the radio code. See the instructions below on how to get the Honda radio code for free.
The easiest way to get the radio code on a Honda is to simultaneously press buttons 1 & 6 and then turn on the radio. While pressing radio buttons 1 and 6, turn the radio ON. While holding the buttons, you should see an eight-digit serial number on the radio screen.
Here, you can see the serial number on a Honda Ridgeline / Pilot radio. Your radio may look slightly different, but the same procedure works.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to get the radio code without having to remove the radio.
Radio Does Not Have a Navigation
- Make sure the radio is turned off.
- Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
- Press buttons 1 and 6 on the radio. Keep pressing.
- As you keep buttons 1 and 6 pressed, turn on your radio.
- Your Honda serial number will appear on the display of the radio. Example: S/N 3000 7908
Radio Has Navigation
- Ensure the radio is off.
- Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
- Press and hold the SEEK/SKIP and CH/DISC bars.
- Next, press and release the PWR/VOL knob.
- The display should change to another screen.
- The ten-digit serial number will show on the screen.
Removing the radio from the vehicle is the second option if the instructions above don’t work.
The serial code for your radio will be printed on the back.
All Options on How to Retrieve the Radio Code
You must find the radio code now that you have the serial number. The serial number is not the radio. Do not try to enter the serial number on the radio, or you may lock up the radio.
Here are three ways to get a radio code for any Honda vehicle:
- Honda Dealer (Free) – You can get a Honda radio code for free by contacting the dealership. Call any Honda dealer and ask them if they can help you with the code. If they ask you to bring the vehicle in, mention that you already have the serial number for the radio. If the first Honda dealer refuses to help you without taking the car in, call a couple of Honda dealerships until you find a helpful one.
- Online service on eBay ($2-$5) – The second method to get the radio code for a Honda is to use an online service on eBay. You will find many online sites that offer to give you the radio code for a small fee. Typically, you can get a radio code for under $5. Most third-party providers will send the radio code to your email address within five minutes.
- Honda Online Service (Free) – This official Honda website allows you to get a Honda radio code for free. You will need the serial number, which we showed you how to receive in step 1. In addition, you will need the 17-digit VIN, which you can find on the registration, driver’s door jamb, or left lower corner of the windshield (which can be seen from outside the vehicle). Lastly, you will need to provide your contact info and zip code. Example zip codes include 21204, 21234, and 84604.
These instructions work on most Honda vehicles, including the Honda Accord, Civic, Oddysey, Ridgeline, Pilot, etc.
Why does a Honda radio say enter code?
Honda radios say to enter code because:
- Radio was replaced
- Car battery died
- Battery was replaced
- Fuses were removed
- Battery was disconnected
When the enter code is displayed on a Honda radio, it is in anti-theft mode. The code may be written down in the owner’s manual. If not, visit a Honda dealer or use an online service to retrieve the code.
How many digits is the radio code?
Most radio codes are five digits long. No letters.
Why is my Honda asking for a radio code?
If your Honda car battery dies, you disconnect or remove the radio fuse, and the radio will ask for a radio code when turned on.
Can I get the Honda radio code from the VIN?
No. You can not get a radio code by VIN. Instead, you need the serial number of the radio. Call the dealership with the radio’s serial number and ask for the radio code.
We hope you find the Get Honda Radio Code Free guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Honda.