[WORKING] Honda Accord Radio Codes

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide on Honda Accord Radio Codes!

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re driving your Honda Accord, and you switch on the radio, but it’s asking you to enter some code? However, because it’s your first time experiencing such, you don’t understand what this means.


As someone who has been there, I can attest to the fact that this is a frustrating experience, especially if you’re in need of a mood boost while on the road. But there are ways to get around this problem whenever your Honda Accord asks for a radio code.

In many cases, this issue can be resolved by pressing the car radio’s power button for several seconds. If that doesn’t work, however, you’ll need to enter a radio passcode.

Car radio codes are security features in your vehicle’s system to prevent theft. One of the primary reasons why your Honda Accord is requesting a radio code is because of battery replacement. Also, it requests a radio code whenever the battery dies or disconnects and reconnects. In situations like this, you’ll need to enter your car’s radio code to gain access again.

Learn how to discover your Honda Accord radio codes in this guide.

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How to Obtain Your Honda Accord Radio Codes

Finding your car’s radio code can be straightforward when you know the right places to check. You can obtain the radio code for your Honda Accord in various ways.

  • Check Around the Glovebox

It’s common for many Honda models to have the code on a white sticker inside the glovebox. This is usually a five-digit code with the inscription “Anti-Theft Radio Code.” This sticker can be placed by the side or inside the glovebox and is only visible when the glove box is open. If you check your Honda Accord glove box, and you find nothing, don’t panic. There’re still other ways to get around this.

  • Look in the Car Booklet

If your Honda Accord is a brand new one, the radio code can be found in the car’s booklet which contains a card, owner’s manual, and maintenance instructions. Check the card to access your radio code.

After checking these places without getting the radio code, don’t panic. There’s still a way out. However, you’ll need your Honda Accord’s serial number for this.

Finding the Serial Number for 2001 and Older Honda Accords

Owners of 2001 and older Honda vehicles should check the radio’s chassis for the serial number. Reaching this requires detaching the radio from the dashboard. This is a technical job, and you should only resort to your car’s manual for this task. Also, if you’re unsure of the process, consult a professional to help you detach the radio from the dashboard. This is because inaccurate removal of the radio can destroy the unit.

Getting the Serial Number for 2002 Honda Accord Vehicles and Newer

Unlike older Honda models, this does not require the detachment of the radio’s body from the dash. It’s quite straightforward and more direct. For this, you’ll have to hold down the 1, and 6 radio presets. While doing this, switch your car’s ignition to the “Acc” position to activate the car’s electrical systems. Wait for some seconds, and you’ll notice a 10-character code comprising numbers and alphabets. This 10-character code is your vehicle’s serial number. Ensure you note it down somewhere safe for future purposes.

After getting your Honda Accord serial number, you can obtain your radio code through any of the following methods.

  • Online Means

To obtain your Honda’s radio code online, You’ll need two important pieces of information – your car’s radio serial number and the VIN. The VIN is a 17-digit number that also helps you access your car’s radio code.

You can find your VIN through different means like on the car’s registration, insurance statement, or the base of the car’s windshield. Also, the VIN can be found on car documents like the insurance and Honda Financial Services statement.

In addition, you’ll need to input details like zip code, email, and phone number. Visit the Honda radio code website to begin this process. After submitting the necessary details, you’ll have access to your car’s radio code. Please note that there are specific times for accessing your radio code with this website. The specified times are 4 AM to 9 PM PST on Sundays to Fridays, while from 4 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturdays.

  • Through a Dealer

Local dealer service centers can be of help while trying to obtain your Honda’s radio code. Visit a dealer service center with experienced technicians that can quickly help you find your code. You’ll only need to provide evidence of ownership, and the car’s serial number to get your radio stereo functioning properly again.

  • Via the Phone

All you need to provide while on the call is your radio serial number, VIN, and evidence of ownership. Call 1-800-999-1009 to reach American Honda’s customer service department.

Inputting the 5-Digit Code for Honda Accord Radio

After getting the radio code for your Honda Accord vehicle, it’s now time to enter the code. The radio preset buttons will be used to input the radio codes. If entered correctly, your Honda’s audio system should be up and running efficiently. For instance, if your Honda Accord radio code is 33455, you’ll press “3” twice, “4” once, and “5” twice.

Honda Accord 2010 Code for Radio

Finding the radio code for Honda Accord 2010 is pretty straightforward. If you own the 2010 model of the Honda Accord, look into the vehicle’s manual of the vehicle, and watch out for a white sticker containing the code. Also, the glove compartment is a viable place to get the radio code. If you don’t see the code, you can use your serial number and VIN to get your radio working.

Code for 2007 Honda Accord Radio

Check the glovebox and vehicle handbook to get your 2007 Honda Accord radio code. While checking for this, watch out for the sticker that contains the code. You’ll need the serial number and VIN to obtain the radio code for the 2007 Honda Accord if it’s not within reach.

Code for Radio Honda Accord 2008

Retrieving the radio code for the 2008 Honda Accord can happen in multiple ways. The glove box contains the code for the Honda Accord 2008. Search inside the container for a small white sticker with an “Anti-Theft Radio Code” inscription. Also, the owner’s manual of your 2008 Honda Accord can include the radio code. In addition, your car’s audio serial number and VIN can serve as alternative options for accessing the code for the Honda Accord 2008 radio.

2011 Honda Accord Radio Code 

Similar to earlier Honda Accord models we’ve reviewed, the 2011 Honda Accord also involves checking the manual and glove compartment. Also, you’ll need to provide your VIN and radio serial number if you can’t obtain the radio code from these sources.

Radio Code for 2009 Honda Accord

Check inside the glove box to access the radio code for the 2009 Honda Accord. Also, the Honda Accord owner’s manual offers another alternative to owners of this Honda model to access their radio codes. Check the area around the radio button for the sticker containing the serial number. Alternatively, you can stop by a service center to get your car radio code. Here, you’ll need to provide your VIN and audio serial number.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I unlock my Honda Accord radio without the code?

Unlocking the Honda Accord radio without the code isn’t as direct as using the code to unlock it. We’ve identified two methods you can explore while trying a codeless unlock. Although these methods offer a temporary solution, they’ll come in handy, so you don’t have to drive long kilometers in silence.

To do this, ignite the car’s engine, and wait till it asks for the code before switching off the radio. Long-press the power button for about 45 seconds and your car’s radio code should appear. Alternatively, ignite your car, and turn off the radio when it shows “CODE.” Press the down and power button for about a minute to bypass the system, giving you access to your car’s radio.

  • Is the Honda radio code free to get?

Honda radio codes are free to get. They’re usually found in your vehicle’s glove compartment and the vehicle handbook. Also, you can get these codes for free from the Honda radio code website, where they’re available at specific times. Although many dealers will reveal your code for free, others may charge a small amount.

  • Can I get radio code from my VIN number?

You cannot get the radio code from your VIN. Both are two separate vehicle digits. The VIN is only essential in helping to obtain your radio code from the manufacturer’s website or their official phone line. 

Wrapping It Up

Car radio codes are part of a vehicle’s security. They’re usually a 5-digit string of figures designed to protect your car’s stereo from thieves. However, car radios can get disconnected, or the battery can die, causing the head unit to stop functioning. As a result, you need to enter some code to get it up and running again.

The glove box and the owner’s manual are two of the most popular ways to retrieve your radio code. Other alternative solutions include navigating to the manufacturer’s website or visiting a car dealership. All options are viable, and depending on how you choose to unlock your car’s stereo, what matters most is that it’s functioning again.


Last Updated on October 12, 2023 by Brian Beasley

Written by Danny Reid

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