How to Enter an Acura Radio Code

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You’ve just had to jumpstart your car or maybe you’ve had to replace the battery. Now you can’t use your radio because it just reads “CODE” on the display. What do you do? Don’t panic. Our service department has helped plenty of Austin customers just like you to get their stereo up and working. It’s not nearly as hard as many people think. All you have to do is follow the simple steps in this handy guide on how to enter an Acura radio code below.


First Things First – Finding the Acura Radio Code

Our Kyle customers often find that locating the Acura radio code is the most involved part of this whole process. Fortunately, Acura often provides the code in multiple locations. You should be able to find the code in one of these places:

  • The anti-theft radio identification card in your owner’s manual.
  • Your vehicle’s maintenance journal.
  • A small sticker in your glovebox, on your door jamb, or trunk jamb. The sticker should contain two series of numbers. The top five digit series of numbers is your radio code. The bottom series of numbers is your serial number.
  • If you only have the serial number, call Acura Customer Service. They will ask for the serial number and your identifying information, then give you a new Acura radio code.

How to Enter the Acura Radio Code

Follow these steps on how to enter an Acura radio code:

  • Press the power button on your radio until the display reads, “CODE”.
  • Type in the five digits of the radio code. As you type in the code, the word “CODE” will eventually spell itself out, one letter at a time.
  • We told you it was easy! You’re now able to drive along our Buda roads while listening to your favorite tunes.

Check Out Our Other Tips and Tricks

If you enjoyed our guide on entering the Acura radio code, check out our other tips and tricks, like “Why is My Car Leaking Water?” and “Why is My Car Overheating?”. And, of course, the Service Department at Sterling Acura of Austin is more than happy to help with any of your service needs. We’re just a short drive away from San Marcos, so drop by or call today!


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