How to Find a 2001 Honda CR-V Radio Code

To find your 2001 Honda CR-V radio code, check your owner’s manual—or use the VIN and radio serial code.
Written by Bonnie Stinson
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
To find a 2001 Honda CR-V radio code, try checking your glove box for a sticker—or check the owner’s manual. You may need to use the VIN and radio serial number to look it up. 
Perhaps your car recently had some electrical work done. Now, you’re back on the road and ready to listen to your favorite tunes—but the radio won’t turn on! To regain access, you need to enter a secret code that is specific to your vehicle.
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Why your 2001 Honda CR-V needs a radio code

Radios are one of the most frequently stolen car parts. To deter thieves, radio codes were invented. How do radio codes work? Well, anytime the car battery (and your radio) gets disconnected, the radio will ask you for a special code. If a thief stole the radio, they won’t have access to this code and the radio can’t be sold!
While the radio code is a super smart invention, it can also be annoying if your vehicle wasn’t actually stolen. If you get any electrical work done on your vehicle—or if you replace the battery—you must find and enter the radio code to get it working again.
Now, let’s go over the basic steps for Honda radio code retrieval.
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How to find your 2001 Honda CR-V radio code

You may be able to restart the radio without a code. Press and hold down the power button on your radio for several seconds. This may be enough to reset it!
If this trick doesn’t work, you can read your owner’s manual or look inside the glove box. Look for a small sticker that says “Anti-Theft Radio Code.” Your code should be five digits. You may find another string of numbers, but any longer codes are probably the radio serial code.   

How to look up a 2001 Honda CR-V radio code

Unable to find the sticker with the code? Don’t worry! You can get the radio code using your
Honda VIN (vehicle identification number)
and the radio serial number.
First, look for the 17-digit VIN. Check your insurance card or your registration to find the VIN. In CR-Vs, the VIN is also printed on the vehicle at the base of the windshield on the driver’s side. 
To unlock the radio code, you'll also need the radio serial number. To locate your Honda radio code by serial number, try pushing the 1 and 6 buttons on your radio and then turning the ignition key to the 'ON' position. This will cause a 10-digit alphanumeric serial code to appear on the screen.
On 2001 and older Hondas, you may need to completely remove the radio as the serial code is printed on the back. It is easy to damage the dash and the radio during a DIY attempt to find the radio code. Ask a skilled professional to help you with this task.
With the VIN and radio serial number in hand, you may check for the radio code for your 2001 Honda CR-V. Here are some options:
  • Use Honda’s
    online lookup tool
  • Call 1-800-999-1009
  • Bring your Honda to the nearest dealership  

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