Last post on Sep 09, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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Honda Odyssey, Audio, Van
#27 of 36 Re: Have passcode, but radio won't accept code [phillipc1]
Sep 09, 2008 (8:26 pm)
I have a 1996 Isuzu Oasis (just like Honda's Odyssey) and it's radio flashed "code". I tried the 1 & 6 buttons and nothing happened, so I removed the radio and found the serial number - in fact I photographed the label so that I could re-install the unit while I searched for the code.
I went on line and found Radio-code.com. I sent them the information along with a $28.99 fee payable through paypal. Their website said they would get back to me "Usually within 30 minutes to 24 hours. Orders are processed seven days a week." I did this Saturday at 4PM and I didn't hear from them until Monday after 6AM. (So much for 24 hour service!)
They said the number was invalid and asked for a picture. No problem. I sent it off. Then they sent me a code and charged me my fee using paypal. But, the code didn't work! I wrote back. They sent me the information from my owners manual (which I already had) describing how to enter the code. I wrote back repeating "The code doesn't work."
That was the last I heard from them, so I called the Honda customer service number 1-800-999-1009. Honda was very nice, took my information and gave me the correct code which had *five* digits. The code from Radio-code.com was *four* digits! Not only was their code wrong, it was really wrong!
Do NOT under any circumstances use the services of Radio-code.com! I asked for my money back. Their response is silence. They said my serial number was invalid, but Honda didn't have any trouble. AND, Honda will give it to you for free!
I am now reporting Radio-code.com to every consumer organization I can locate in hopes of getting my money back and putting them out of business. I won't hold my breath!
One other thing: I thought by using paypal and my credit card that I would be protected in the event of fraud. Not so. My bank sees paypal as the payee. The problem is not with paypal. Paypal won't help as these were not "tangible goods". Rather mine were goods contained within an email. No guarantee is offered from Paypal for such transactions. I'm out of luck. So don't be fooled. Avoid Radio-code.com!
#28 of 36 Re: Have passcode, but radio won't accept code [dfrederi]
Sep 13, 2008 (3:25 pm)
I have a 2002 Odyssey and a couple of days ago my wife was dryving listening to the radio and the radio just died. I took it out today thinking that maby the fuse went out. because the screen wont come on, but the security light comes on flashing. I coulnd find a fuse for the radio anywhere. Have you fixed you stereo yet? Do you have any ideas of what it can be. I am going to call the dealer and see what I can do.
#29 of 36 Re: Have passcode, but radio won't accept code [jll302]
Sep 17, 2008 (10:25 am)
I fixed my stereo. The fuse for the sereo had gone out. This fuse was on the pasanger side under the glove compartment. Wonce I changed the fuse the stereo asked me for the code wich was inside the glove compartmnet.
#30 of 36 Re: Have passcode, but radio won't accept code [dfrederi]
Dec 26, 2008 (3:28 pm)
I came across your post about not getting the code prompt on your car stereo. I'm having the same problem but don't see a post saying whether you ever fixed this or not, do you know how to do it?
#32 of 36 Re: Radio Removal [cheneil43]
Jul 01, 2009 (7:58 pm)
hey folks I found the stereo code to my honda odyssey on the back door lift it up and you will see a white lable with a few numbers it is the 5 digit number on top it is there by it self
#33 of 36 Re: Alarm sounds when unlocked with key [richarddavies]
Aug 18, 2009 (7:05 am)
hey man i have 07 ex and it does the same so i think honda made it like an anti theft thing
#34 of 36 Radio CD Code for 2003 Odyssey
Aug 30, 2009 (7:57 am)
Finally I have the radio working, I was going crazy looking for the sticker that has the code and serial#, I know I have it I just don't know where I put it. Search the net on how to get the codes for the radio, found several options, all of them don't work. I have EX 2003 Odyssey the website for honda, it says for 2001 n higher model you can find the serial and code the glove box, or by pressing 1&6 then turn on power on then start the car and the serial will show up. This did not work for me, so I called the dealer to find out how to get the code. They told me I have to bring the car, they will take out the stereo get the serial # and get the code. They'll charge me $15 to get the code plus to take and put the stereo back. I did not ask how much will that be, I figured it'll be the hourly rate of labor w/c is around $65-$80hr. So went to honda.com again to find another way. On the site click for owner resources.. radio/ navigation codes, here they need to verify ownership of the car, VIN#, phone# & zip code. then the serial#, since I don't have the serial # I was stuck again. So the only other option I have is to get the Serial from the radio. search the net on how to take out the radio... my hubby took out the radio not all the way out, just to look for the serial...it was just on top of the radio, we wrote it down and took pictures, then I went back to honda.com entered the VIN#, phone & zip code, enter the serial #, then they gave me my code...and now my radio is working again...If I took my car to the dealer they'll do the same thing..Save myself $100+...here's the link on how to take out the radio..http://gopaultech.com/blog/2007/02/removing-honda-odyssey-cd-player/... you don't have to take the whole thing out just enough so you can get the serial#, my hubby did not even disconnect the battery or any wires on the radio....once you have the serial# go to honda.com to get your codes...
Aug 30, 2009 (4:17 pm)
most radio codes are located in glove box but also look up into the suglass holder. that is where I found my codes.
#36 of 36 Have correct code but wil not work
Sep 09, 2009 (8:01 pm)
I have a 99 Odyssey and the previous owner was kind enough to write the 5-digit code in the owner's manual. Problem is, it doesn't work. My local mechanic says there might be a certain sequence or method you have to use to enter the code. Obviously, just entering it straight doesn't work. Any ideas? By the way, it looks like the radio serial number is located on a sticker inside the left door of the glove box. Good info from this site for that!