Honda Civic Radio Codes: What They Are & How to Use Them

2021 Honda Civic dashboard


Honda Civic radio codes are generally printed on a card or sticker in your original vehicle owner’s manual or glovebox. But what are they, why are they important, and how do you use them? If you find yourself here, chances are your radio is asking for a code. You may already have an inkling about what this is, and you may be confused. Either way, all of us at Ide Honda near Pittsford are here to help. 

What is a Honda Civic Radio Code?

Essentially, a radio code is used to gain access to your radio and all its features after your vehicle’s battery has been depleted and reset, or a new battery has been installed. Any time your radio completely loses power, you’ll likely need to enter the radio code. You can try holding down the power button for several seconds, which can prompt the radio to restart itself without a code. If that doesn’t work, though, there are other options to explore. Read on or contact us to learn more.

Finding Your Honda Civic Radio Code

Most times, when a new battery is put into your Honda Civic, it will shut down all of your radio functions until you enter in your vehicle’s radio code. The radio code is specific to your radio. Thankfully, there are three easy ways to find your Honda Civic radio code:

  1. Look in your vehicle’s glovebox. In this scenario, the radio code will be found on a sticker that’s placed inside, or the sticker will be in your vehicle owner’s manual. Your Honda Civic radio code will also have a specific serial number along with similar credentials for your Honda Navigation system. 
  2. You can find your Honda Civic radio code on the official Honda site. To get the code online, you’ll simply need to enter your customer information, such as your zip code, phone number, email address, VIN number (which can be found on a sticker on the driver’s side door), and radio serial number. Then, you’ll have your code sent to you in minutes! Gone are the days of needing to buy a new radio when you lose access to the code.
  3. If you need help accessing your unique Honda Civic radio code, your local Honda dealer service center like Ide Honda can help! 

How to Enter the Radio Code in Your Honda Civic

To restore your Honda Civic radio functions, all you need to do enter the code using the radio preset buttons on your Civic. Your radio code should be five digits, and once entered, should immediately unlock your radio and restore full functionality for your Webster drives. 

Find Exceptional Auto Service at Ide Honda

Ready to have all your Honda service and maintenance needs fulfilled? We can help! We’re committed to providing greater Fairport with answers to all Honda-related questions. Call us now at 585-586-2820 with questions or to book a service appointment. We’ll be happy to reset your Honda Civic radio code for you!

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