How to Get Your Acura Radio Unlock Code for Free

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Finding and unlocking your Acura radio code can be a real pain. If you're wondering, "how do I get the code for an Acura radio," you're in the right place. Luckily, the service center experts at Phil Smith Acura are here to help you reset your Acura audio systems with little effort. The car radio comes with a range of anti-theft technology, which causes the entire system to shut off once it is disconnected from its power source. Turning the radio on requires a radio code, which is where we come in. If you're looking for solutions, we can show you how to get your Acura radio unlock code for free:

  • Get inside your glove box and start looking for the radio code decal.
  • If you cannot locate it in the spot noted above, check out the engine's fuse box cover. There should be a radio code decal sticker.
  • If all else fails, you can always go to Acura's website. You can enter your VIN and Device Serial Number, which will help you retrieve the Acura radio code online.

How Do you Find your Acura VIN Number?

To some, the vehicle identification number (VIN) is a mysterious entity--only to be located on the Vehicle Title. You'll be pleased to know that the VIN is located in multiple places throughout the vehicle. If you open up your car door, you should be able to see a sticker on the side with the VIN. Your VIN is made up of 17 numbers and letters. It's a unique code that is provided to each vehicle in the USA. Since 1981, every car has been granted a VIN. While older models may not have the standardized formula, they still have a VIN nonetheless. Some places that the VIN might be located are:

  • The base of the windshield
  • The registration
  • Car insurance cards
  • Vehicle Title
  • Driver's side door

Why does my Acura radio say code?

If the radio code is flashing on your radio, there's a chance that the unit disconnected from your electrical system. More often than not, the radio code flashing is an indication of a car battery failure.

How do You Find Your Acura Device Serial Number?

You can use your Acura device serial number to do all sorts of things, including locating radio and navigation codes. But first, you have to find the Acura device serial number. You'll need to look at the Anti-Theft Identification Card, which is located in the glove compartment of your vehicle. The device display might also have the code, depending on the year of the model. Once you attain the code, you can use it to access your Radio Unlock Code through Acura's website. Enter the numbers and access your code ASAP!

Locate the Serial Number With Device Display

On All Models 2001 & After:

  1. Turn the vehicle on.
  2. Switch the radio device to ON and see that the display populates the code. If this is not happening, you might need to pull the backup fuse and repeat.
  3. Turn off the radio device.
  4. Hold the numbers 1 and 6 on the radio and then turn the device on.
  5. The screen will show a U and the firs 4 numbers of the radio serial number.
  6. Write down the 8 digits and you'll be good to go!

Models 2004-2008 With Navigation Systems:

  1. Turn the vehicle on and switch to ACC.
  2. Turn on your radio and make sure that CODE appears on the upper display. If you do not see the message, you will need to pull back the fuse and repeat.
  3. Turn your radio unit off.
  4. Press down on the top parts of the SEEK/SKIP and CH/DISC bars and hold. Then, press and release the Power/Volume knob. The display will bounce back and forth between two screens.
  5. The first one will showcase a U and the first 4 numbers of your serial number.
  6. Disregard the U and write down all the numbers.

Contact Our Service Center Today

Still lost? Not an issue! We can help you locate your Acura radio codes list and much more. All you have to do is schedule an appointment online for all your Acura servicing needs. We're skilled at servicing customers from all over South Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Acura radio code?

An Acura radio code is a security measure that mitigates sound-system theft. If your Acura stereo detects a loss of power, it will require you to enter the code to resume function, as a theft would cause the system to lose power. Your Acura radio code will show that you're the rightful owner. It may be located in your glove box, engine fuse box, or owner's manual.

How do I unlock my Acura radio without the code?

It's typically impossible to unlock an Acura radio without the code. This anti-theft measure has been built into most Acura vehicles since 2001. Luckily, finding the Acura radio code is not a major task; yours may be located in your glove box or owner's manual. If you can't find it, enter your VIN into the Acura website, or visit our Acura service center for help restoring your radio's function.

How do I get my Acura security PIN?

There are many ways to get your Acura security PIN, aka Acura radio code. Specifics vary, but the Acura radio code is typically located in the glove box or engine fuse box. If the radio code isn't present, it may be in your owner's manual or can be found on the official Acura website when you enter your VIN. If you can't find it, our Acura service center can help.


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