My battery went dead. Now the car is working but the radio stopped working and asked for a code. What do I do?

Asked by Jul 04, 2008 at 06:32 PM about the 2006 Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery went dead. Now the car is working but the radio stopped working and asked for a code. What do I do?

36 Answers

765

call your honda dealership. my dad's did the same thing. its an anti-theft device. give the vin number and they will give u the code. hope i was some help

76 people found this helpful.
865

You need a new battery...hopefully there isn't something wrong with the alternator. You get the code from any honda dealer, just provide them with your VIN number. After you obtain the four digit code, you use the number pad on your radio to enter the code. Everytime you unplug your battery it will ask for this code. The code resets your alarm system on your car. I hope this answered your question. Good luck! Megan

43 people found this helpful.
745

call honda dealership. when the battery dies it resets the cars computer.

20 people found this helpful.
140

go look at the ownel manuel for a code ... if the manuel go to the dealer to get you the code

14 people found this helpful.
245

ya i work at bodyshop we work on lots of those. if you battery dies you'll need to take your accord to the honda dealership and they'll give you a code for your radio and just type it in through the preset digits for your radio and you'll be good to go :)

17 people found this helpful.
175

Yeah taking it to the dealer is about the only way to get the code, but when you do make sure you write it down. I recommend writing it in your owners manual for next time it happens

17 people found this helpful.
455

a lotta times its on a sticker in ur glove box.. if not listen to what everyone else said bout calling the dealer (i had to do it, and after i got off the phone with them i found my code card haha)

36 people found this helpful.
75

u can get delership answer also it could be time to just upgrade excuse 4 better radio

7 people found this helpful.
140

You dont need a new battery, look in the manual, if your the first owner of the car there should be a radio code. if not call honda of america and give them your info and they will provide one for you.

14 people found this helpful.
395

put the code in the radio

13 people found this helpful.
155

k first of all if you know where the car was purchased new you can call that dealership, they are supposed to have those numbers in the new car file. if not, if you dont know---then look in the glovebox, and center console for a little sticker it may say anti theft code on it. CAUTION!!! you only have 5 chances before it locks you out, then you have to unplug battery for like an hour and try again. if you cant find the code and the dealership gives you grief, you can hold the 1 and the 6 button on the stereo (on most models )and write down the numbers, let go of the button and write down the numbers, then call the dealership again with that, they can crossreference the numbers, but you may have to go down there and prove ownership before they give you the code

15 people found this helpful.
105

call any honda dealorship. the code is supposed to be on a card in your manual but mine wasnt there. just give them the serial number on the deck. make sure you keep the number cuz youll need it most every time you have battery probs or you replace the battery.

7 people found this helpful.
125

Hi I sell Honda's! There is a card in your owners manual that gives you the code! If you don't have the card you will have to take the car to a Honda Dealer

9 people found this helpful.
280

WARNING: If you have a Navigation system and do not have power going to the car when you disconnect your battery your Audio and Navigation system will stop working. You will need to re-enter your Audo and Navi codes into the car to get them to operate again. If you've lost them then goto the link below. Getting my codes took me 2 hours because I lost little plastic business card with the codes. I've given instructions on how to get the codes. Link is below. http://leanforeveryone.typepad.com/lean_for_everyone/2010/04/how-to-retrieve-your-audio-and-navigation-system-codes-2004-honda-accord-with-navigation-system.html

20 people found this helpful.
100

The code is on the back of the radio. Just take it out and look at it

10 people found this helpful.
20

What about a 99 Volvo s70

2 people found this helpful.
530

I have a 04 Honda accord I have code it factory navigation. Don't know how to put in code for radio.wat button do I press

53 people found this helpful.
70

the left side of your glove box is a sticker with the code on it I have a 2004 accord and lost my card that had the code on it and a friend pointed this out to me I cant imagine yours is any different

7 people found this helpful.
40

Try this: Simultaneously, press 1st, 6th buttons and power. This should bring up code. Then input code.

4 people found this helpful.
80

After you get the car running, qnd the radio is off hold down the 1 and the 6 buttons and while holding the 1 and the 6 buttons turn the radio on, this will display an 8 digit code, call your local Honda service department and tell the the situation and your code, they will give you a 4 digit code that will reset your alarm system and turn your radio back on.

8 people found this helpful.
20

found the code in my owners manual for the 2008 HONDA FIT worked like a charm!! thanks guys!!!

2 people found this helpful.
10

I just had to do this...easy! Either turn motor on or just one click to the accessory. Turn the radio OFF. While holding down the 1 & 6, hit the ON button and wait! DO NOT LET GO of the 1 & 6!! A letter and 4 numbers will come up - TWICE! So you will see a letter and 4 numbers twice. Write this down and call your local Honda dealer. He gave me the code within about 3 seconds. It worked!

1 people found this helpful.
20

it should be in the glove compartment

2 people found this helpful.
150

After my honda accord 2004 had its battery dead bought a new battery my car was ok but my radio wasn't working so i followed steps of getting the code by pressing the reset buttons 1 and 6 got the code entered it and radio was back on however the radio stays on for 2minutes and goes off even when i turn off the engine and turn it back on the radio cant come on like it used to do what can i do please help

15 people found this helpful.
20

Open the glove compartment. I found my code on a sticker on the side of the opened glove department. The code that the dealership gave me had too many digits (5). The code that worked was 4 digits. However, both codes, the one the dealership gave me (5) digits and the 4 digit code were on separate stickers in the glove compartment.

2 people found this helpful.
40

DO HAVE A OWNERS MANUAL MECHANIC AND I CANT FIND THE CARD TO RESET THE RADIO AFTER THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED AND THE BATTERY WAS DISCONNECTED AND PUT BACK IN...HE WAS TOO BUSY TO CALL THE DEALER AND IT TOOL 4 DAYS AND I NEEDED MY CAR BACK...SO NOW IM STUCK WITHTHIS PROBLEM TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT ON MY OWN...ANY IDEAS???

4 people found this helpful.
40

My car is Honda Accord 1998 I have no book my car is disable how I get the code?

4 people found this helpful.
20

Would the battery being low have anything to do with the transmission shifting

2 people found this helpful.
20

Sure, I got the code easily enough but the radio won't STAY on. It only lasts 2 or 3 minutes. Now what. KJ

2 people found this helpful.

If the # code is in the glove box then why do I need to write it down? Just asking

30

Turn the car off. Then put the car into on. (Dont start the engine. Just full acc on.) Press and hold the radio power button for 2-3 seconds... this should re-engage the radio (if it's the original radio in the car.) I had to do this from a battery replacement today. 2014 honda pilot touring for reference.

3 people found this helpful.
10

By the way.. I bought a new 2014 Honda CRV and discovered the battery goes dead every few days if not driven. Not fun being stranded in a parking ramp at the airport etc. Regardless of how many other people are experiencing this, Honda plays dumb. I purchased a NEW battery. same thing. TODAY, finally, the Honda service dept admitted... it's a problem. if I pay $80 for a test, they will install the 'fix' for another $80. Why should I pay $160 for a KNOWN ISSUE? Next purchase: Toyota.

1 people found this helpful.
30

I put the code in but the cd player did not come back. now what?

3 people found this helpful.
20

I have a question I got a 2012 honda accord had it for 4yrs now I'm replacing a battery for the second time in 4yrs is there issues with the accord battery lines

2 people found this helpful.
20

If you need the code for a Honda radio free, you can get these at www.freehondaradiocodes.com it is brilliant and only requires the serial number.

2 people found this helpful.
10

k first of all if you know where the car was purchased new you can call that dealership, they are supposed to have those numbers in the new car file. if not, if you dont know---then look in the glovebox, and center console for a little sticker it may say anti theft code on it. CAUTION!!! you only have 5 chances before it locks you out, then you have to unplug battery for like an hour and try again. if you cant find the code then call the dealership they can crossreference the numbers, but you may have to go down there and prove ownership before they give you the code Wright down the codes then with step 1 you start by holding down the corresponding first number of your code # and the 6 button on the stereo (on most models )and write down the numbers, Then type in the rest of your numbers then let go and the steel should be reset Then reset your clock

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 1,968 nationwide Accord listings starting at $1,495.

Postal Code:

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    JP1956
    Reputation
    4,380
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    3,190
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    2,660
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
67 Great Deals out of 1,682 listings starting at $2,888
Used Honda Civic
152 Great Deals out of 6,397 listings starting at $2,299
Used Nissan Altima
64 Great Deals out of 1,569 listings starting at $2,850
Used Honda Accord Coupe
21 Great Deals out of 216 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Corolla
153 Great Deals out of 5,705 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda CR-V
151 Great Deals out of 6,105 listings starting at $2,639
Used Nissan Maxima
31 Great Deals out of 425 listings starting at $3,300
Used Dodge Charger
45 Great Deals out of 861 listings starting at $4,900
Used BMW 3 Series
162 Great Deals out of 2,605 listings starting at $2,850
Used Hyundai Sonata
77 Great Deals out of 1,446 listings starting at $2,900
Used Acura TL
9 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $3,995
Used Toyota Avalon
6 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $4,988
Used Kia Optima
35 Great Deals out of 778 listings starting at $4,950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
46 Great Deals out of 1,834 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Honda Accord For Sale
718 listings starting at $28,490
2019 Honda Accord For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 388 listings starting at $28,215
2018 Honda Accord For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $22,990
2017 Honda Accord For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 122 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 104 listings starting at $14,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.