How to Find a 2009 Honda Pilot Radio Code

Look for your 2009 Honda Pilot radio code in your glove compartment or use your VIN and radio serial number. Here’s what to do.
Written by David Ghanizadeh-Khoob
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
To find your 2009 Honda Pilot radio code, look for an anti-theft information sticker in the glove compartment or your owner’s manual. If you can’t find it, use your VIN and radio serial number to search for the radio code online.
Odds are, you probably had no idea your car radio would ever need a special code to turn on. Perhaps your battery just died, or maybe you just disconnected your radio for a bit of maintenance. In any case, we’ve got your back to make sure you can get back to dancing in your car on your next long drive.
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Why your 2009 Honda Pilot needs a radio code

Honda has programmed its radios to require an anti-theft code whenever they get disconnected from their power source. This was intended to be a theft prevention measure, but when your battery dies and you can’t use your radio, it probably just feels like an annoyance.
Fortunately, retrieving the radio code is usually a simple process, so you can get back to listening to your favorite podcast in no time.

How to find your 2009 Honda Pilot radio code

Before you start looking for your radio code, it might be worthwhile to try resetting your radio. To reset your radio, press and hold the power button for a few seconds. Sometimes this is enough to get your radio working again—it’s also a handy trick to know.
If resetting the radio wasn’t enough, then there are a few places you can find your 2009 Honda Pilot’s radio code. Look for a sticker on the inside of your glove compartment or owner’s manual for a five-digit numerical code, probably labeled as the “Anti-Theft Radio Code.” 
Any code with more than five digits or letters is probably not the correct code but might be the radio serial number, which would be required to search for your radio code online.

How to look up a 2009 Honda Pilot radio code

If you can’t find the radio code in your car, there’s still hope. You can retrieve your radio code through Honda’s customer assistance resources using your vehicle identification number (VIN) and radio serial number.
Your VIN can be found in several places, like your registration documents or on the driver’s side dash at the base of the windshield. 
The radio serial number should get displayed if you follow these simple steps:
  • Turn the car on
  • Make sure the radio is off
  • Hold down buttons 1 and 6 at the same time
  • While holding, turn the radio on
  • The screen should display a 10-digit code, which is your serial number
Once you have your VIN and serial number, you can use Honda’s
online search tool
or call customer assistance at 1-800-999-1009 to retrieve the radio code. 
If all else fails, you can always take your Honda Pilot to your local dealership, and they should be able to access all of the information you need and help you out.

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Now that you know where to find your 2009 Honda Pilot’s radio code, let’s pivot and talk about how to make sure you aren’t overpaying for your
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