Need to reset your 2003 Honda Accord radio code? If you like to listen to the news or enjoy listening to music while driving, especially on long journeys, you’ve come to the right place.
To reduce the temptation for thieves, all radios in 2003 Honda Accord cars are protected with a 4-digit activation code. If you’re not a thief but still need the code for your radio, here’s how to do it.
Why does my Accord suddenly ask me for the code?
As mentioned above, all radios are protected by a code. This protection system is activated whenever there is a power interruption. Among the most frequent reasons are battery replacement, dead fuses and alternator replacement.
The surprise comes when we think we have fixed our car and find that the radio no longer works. For many people this can be quite annoying, but there is no need to worry. In this guide you will see how to reset your 2003 Honda Accord radio code in just a few minutes.
So how do I get my Accord 2003 radio code?
There are several ways to reset your radio code, but the best thing is that you can do it yourself and without leaving home or deal with long waits. The first thing to do is to locate the serial number of your radio. Once you have it, everything else is a piece of cake.
Finding the serial number
- Turn the car key to the ON or Accessory position.
- Turn off the radio.
- Simultaneously press buttons 1 and 6 while turning on the radio with the other hand.
- The display shows the serial number divided in two. Example: U1220 and L1904.
- Put the two parts together so that you have something like this: U1220L1904. Note that the series always starts with U and not the other way round.
Get 2003 Honda Accord radio code online
Enter the serial number you previously located in the unlock form you can find clicking the button bellow and follow the simple steps. The unlocking process takes just a few minutes.
Visit or call a Honda dealership
If you are not willing to use our online generator, you can always call or visit your nearest dealer. It is necessary that you have the car’s identification number, proof of ownership and serial number at hand. If you live in the United States the number to call is: 1-800-999-1009.
Get radio code through Honda website
Some of our users have reported not being able to use it, but you can always try. Honda has made available this unlock portal where you can get your 2003 Accord unlock code for free. You need the VIN, serial number and your personal details (email, phone and address).
Enter your Accord 2003 radio code
Congratulations on finding your 4 digit code. Now it’s time to enter it and get the radio working. Use the preset buttons 1 through 6 to enter the code. You will see the word “CODE” appear on the screen. To activate the radio simply press button 6. You will hear a long “beep” after which the radio will start.
If, on the other hand, “Err1” appears on the radio, this means that the code is wrong. Try entering your code again.
My radio says ERROR and don’t responds
In certain cases, specially for the EX model, you may receive more than one factory radio code for your radio. This will involve making several attempts to find the correct one. If you have made ten unsuccessful attempts and your Accord radio no longer responds, remove the battery fuse and you can resume the process from the beginning.