How to Find a 2008 Acura MDX Radio Code

You should be able to find your 2008 Acura MDX radio code in the glove box.
Written by Nick Kunze
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
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You can find your 2008 Acura MDX radio codes in the glove box or the owner’s manual. Otherwise, you’ll need your vehicle’s VIN and the radio serial number to look up the code. 
Radio codes are a great anti-theft device that discourages robbers from stealing your radio. However, sometimes they can lock you out as well! So if you want to get back to your favorite radio stations, you’ll need to find your Acura’s radio code. 
If you can’t find your radio code—or don’t know what it is—this is the article for you.
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Why your 2008 Acura MDX needs a radio code

A radio code is a theft prevention method—while less common today, car radios were one of the most frequently stolen car components because they were easy to remove, lightweight, and easy to sell or pawn. With radio codes, there is an extra step to usage, deterring would-be thieves.
When the radio becomes disconnected from its battery source, it will ask for a radio code before you can use it again. While this can stop criminals, it can also prevent you from hearing your favorite songs if your battery dies or is replaced. 
Without this code, your radio will just be a decorative piece on your dashboard. 
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How to find your 2008 Acura MDX radio code

First, check to see if you even need a radio code.If your radio is not responding, hold the power button down for a few seconds. Hopefully, this may restart your radio and get you back in working order.
If not, you’ll need to find your radio code. A radio code is a five-digit number usually written on a decal inside your glove box. It may be on the underside of the engine compartment fuse box or the trunk jamb if you don't see it there.
The radio code could also be on the anti-theft radio identification card inside your owner’s manual. 
Wherever you find the sticker, it’ll list two numbers: your radio’s serial number and the five-digit radio code.
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How to look up a 2008 Acura MDX radio code

If you cannot find your radio code inside the car, don’t panic—we have other solutions! 
To get your radio code, you’ll need your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and the radio’s serial number
The VIN is 17-digits long and documented in many places, including: 
  • The base of your windshield
  • On your registration
  • On insurance documents
  • On a sticker on the driver’s side door jamb
You can get your radio’s serial number from the radio itself. First, put your car in the ON position. Then, press and hold the first and sixth radio preset buttons and turn on your radio. The eight-digit serial number should flash across the radio’s screen.
With these two numbers handy, you can use the following resources to receive your radio code:  
  • Use Acura’s
    online lookup tool
  • Call 1-800-382-2238
  • Bring your Acura to the nearest dealership  

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