How to Get Honda Stereo Code for free | Fast and Easy Steps!

The Honda car radio code is part of security features for your car audio system, and if your radio is flashing the word CODE, you will have to put in the unique code to use it again.
Honda car radios are equipped with an anti-theft system, which basically renders the radio inoperable when a thief removes the radio from the vehicle. The radio theoretically becomes worthless as soon as it is disconnected from the Honda car.

Why And When The Honda Radio Will Ask For Code

The radio will ask for a Honda stereo code when it is removed from the car as well as when the car battery is disconnected accidentally or when performing a maintenance procedure. In simple word, if your Honda car radio loses power you will need to use a radio code to unlock it.

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To get your head unit up and running again, you will need to locate the unlock code and follow the procedure. There are numerous ways you can locate your Honda car radio codes, but sometimes these ways come at a cost so first, you need to :

1) Verify If You Have The Code Or Not

Do you know the code?
If you know the code then all you have to do is to enter it to the radio. You can check this Honda radio code entry instructions for help.
If you don’t know the code just, you can locate it in your car paper, user’s manual or on a small ID card. It can also be located on a sticker on the glove box, or maybe it is noted right on the radio unit!
This is not a secure place to have the code as the thief can have access to the code, but If you bought your Honda car as a second hand, you might need to check on it or the manual since there is a space that where the previous owner may have noted the Honda stereo code.
If you see a number that starts with MIC, M46 or others starting with a letter, please note that this is not the radio code, so you will have to look somewhere else.

2) Get Serial Number To Calculate The Code From It

If you can’t still find the code don’t worry, it is possible to generate Honda radio codes for free from the unit serial number.
So, the first thing you need to do for honda radio code lookup is to get the serial number of the car radio unit. To do this you ca try these two methods :
  • Method 1 :
In the new vehicle models, Honda provides a very easy way to get the radio serial number without pulling it out from the dash.
Here are the steps :
  1. - Turn the ignition switch on, where the radio unit will display the CODE word.
  2. -  Shut down the radio, and then hold down preset key number 1 and key number 6, while pressing the power button once. For 2003 - 2007 Honda Accord Navigation System, press and hold the top of the SEEK/SKIP and CH/DISC buttons.
  3. - The serial will be displayed on two screens, four numbers at a time. Ex : U1235 and L9345 . Ignore the first character on each screen, just make a note of the eight numbers somewhere since you will use it later to generate the code. In this example the serial number is : 12359345
  • Method 2 :
For older Honda car models and especially for the 2000 Honda radio codes, you will need to remove the radio unit and to retrieve the serial from the sticker.
Removing the radio improperly will damage the stereo unit as well as the dash, so make sure you remove it properly. Check this Honda radio removal guide to remove the radio from the dash effectively. Once the radio is removed, locate the sticker on the top side of the radio casing.

3) Generating Honda Radio Code From Serial Number

To generate the code from the serial numbers, you have two options  :
Option 1: You can Call dealers and give the radio serial number so that they will calculate the code for you! Some may help you even if you didn’t buy a car from them, but they will probably ask you to provide VIN, car model, make and proof of ownership. Keep in mind this is a courtesy service, and they are not obliged to provide it.
Option 2: Another code retrieval solution is to get the code for FREE using a Honda radio code calculator software that can be downloaded from the internet. A Honda radio code generator is capable of unlocking any Honda stereo code for free.
Just download and run The Software on your windows PC or Mac, enter the radio serial number and click the calculate button. instantly, your radio code will be shown in the screen.
Option 3: go to this officiel Honda website and follow the simple steps outlined in this video tutorial :
You will need to fill the online form and have all the information at hand and have to request Honda radio unlock code during working hours Monday to Friday 6 am to 11 pm CDT, and on Saturdays 6 AM to 8:30 PM, and on Sunday, 6 Am to 11 pm CDT.

4) Honda Stereo Code Entry :

Now after generating your stereo code, you are at the last step. Just follow the exact code entry instructions, these may vary from honda CRV code to honda accord or any other model, but will be easy more often.
Turn your vehicle ignition switch, enter the 4 or 5 digits stereo code and your radio should be back on. 
You can always refer to the honda code entry guide for more details.

Warnings :

  • If you are not able to enter the code and the stereo says ERROR, then you must disconnect the black negative under the battery cable for at least 3 minutes to reset the system and get rid of the Honda radio code error.
  • If you entered the wrong code too many times, you would be locked up. In that case you will need to wait for a longer time until you get Honda radio code lookup.
  • When inputting the code, ensure that the vehicle is in the auxiliary position, not the start or run position.
  • The procedure varies from one vehicle to another so make sure you locate the correct one.
  • Be careful when using resources that promise to generate radio codes as some will damage your radio and you will have to look for Honda radio replacement.


As you can see retrieving Honda car radio is pretty easy, and you have many options at hand. You can drive at car dealer if your vehicle has a Honda navigation system and they will give you Honda Navi code, but if not you can just access the code for free online, saving yourself from all the hassle.
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  1. hello latest owner lost my honda civic audio system code .i am new owner and ido not know how i can find this code . could you please help me?
    v/N SHHFK2860CU016152

    my email :

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  5. Hi trying to help a friend she bought the car without the radio code, its a civic 2002 s/n 30003198 email is thanks

    1. Hi, I just purchased 2004 honda CRV and the radio code is missing. The radio serial number is 15574054 and the vehicule serial numbeer is JHLRD78894C800267. My email is Thank you. Teo Cocco

  6. Porfa 25006775

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  8. plz can u send me the radio code for my Honda CRV 2004; U 1004 L 6419 and the vin number of my honda: SHSRD78804U208135.

  9. my car honda N One 2015 model with Gathers VFM-152VFI Navigation system requiring password to work please help me to unlock my device.

  10. Needing a code to unlock my stereo.

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  12. Needing acode
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    honda civic 2008

  13. Hello
    The previous owner lost the code
    I appreciate ur help, thank u

    CR-V 2003
    VIN SHSRD78863U121337
    Serial #: U1303

    Thank u again

  14. Hello. I just bought a 2002 Honda CRV for my son, and we are experiencing the same problem of no code for the stereo.

    The details are as follows:
    VIN JHLRD77832C802837
    Serial #: 10002019

    It would be greatly appreciated if I could receive an email with the code


  15. Hi can you help me to find my Honda 2002 the vin #Is 1HGCG66852A002284 serial number is 21034257 please help .

  16. Hi. I need help with my code on 2007 Honda CR-V, audio system ser#17212664. TNX !!!

  17. Hi S/N 30077322 and VPN it's SHSRD976050001864 can you help me please thanks

  18. Hi S/N 30077322 and VIN it's SHSRD976050001864 can you help me please thanks
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    Many thanks for helping

  19. Hi
    Can you help me about my honda jazz radio code please?
    serial number:s/n 2801 1988
    vin :shhgg6780cu012778

  20. hi, Any one out there know about honda radio code As i took the battery off , and now put new battery and the radio code is gone.
    My serial# , S/N28005572.
    Vin # SHHGG6780BU004407.
    email is;
    it would be help full. Thank you

  21. Hello! Can you help please!
    Honda CR-V 2009
    VIN: SHSRE57508U041084
    SN: 17337155

  22. Здравейте!Можете ли да ми помогнете,моля !
    Honda CR-V 2006
    VIN: SHSRD88605U322502

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  24. CR-V 2011:
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  25. hey, i need a code for my honda CRV 2005, serial number is 22011091 and the vin is SHSRD97905U018896, thanks for help

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