Honda Accord: Radio Theft Protection - Features - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Radio Theft Protection

Your vehicle’s audio system may disable itself if it is disconnected from electrical power for any reason.

To make it work again, you must enter a specific five-digit code with the preset buttons. Because there are hundreds of number combinations possible from the five digits, making the system work without knowing the exact code is nearly impossible.

You should have received a radio code card that lists your audio system’s code and serial numbers. It is best to store this card in a safe place at home. In addition, you should write the audio system’s serial number in this owner’s manual.

If you lose the card, you must obtain the code number from your dealer.

To do this, you will need the audio system’s serial number.

If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, the audio system will disable itself. If this happens, you will see ‘‘ENTER CODE’’ in the frequency display (on the screen onmodels with navigation system) the next time you turn on the system. Use the preset buttons to enter the five-digit code. The code is on the radio code card included in your owner’s manual kit. When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing.

If you make a mistake entering the code, do not start over; complete the five-digit sequence, then enter the correct code. You have ten tries to enter the correct code. If you are unsuccessful in ten attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again.

The system will retain your AM and FM presets even if power is disconnected.

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