How to Find a 2010 Honda Civic Radio Code

You can usually find your 2010 Honda Civic radio code on a sticker in the glove box. Here’s what to know.
Written by Nick Kunze
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
You can find your 2010 Honda Civic radio code on a sticker in the glove box or owner’s manual. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need your VIN (vehicle identification number) and the radio serial number to get your radio code. 
Radio codes are an anti-theft measure meant to protect your radio. However, a radio code requirement can also lock you out after a dead battery, preventing you from playing your favorite songs or talk radio shows until you locate the code. 
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Why your 2010 Honda Civic needs a radio code

Car radios are one of the most frequently stolen vehicle components. They are easily disconnected and can be sold as separate units—that is, unless your
Honda
requires a radio code. 
Radio codes are an anti-theft measure meant to protect your radio. Your 2010 Honda Civic will ask you to input your radio code after your battery is disconnected or replaced. Until you input the code, your radio won’t work. This makes it less appealing to steal.
However, it also means you may need to track down your radio code in order to use your own car. Here’s how to find your 2010 Honda Civic radio code so you can start bumping your favorite beats again.
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How to find your 2010 Honda Civic radio code

Getting your radio working again is a quick and easy process. For many radios, all you need to do is push the power button for a few seconds to reset the radio. After resetting, the radio will work as normal without the need for a radio code.
If your 2010 Honda Civic has an anti-theft radio, there’ll be the extra steps of finding and inputting your radio code. There are two places to first look inside the car: on a sticker in the glove compartment or a sticker attached to the owner’s manual. The sticker will say “Anti-Theft Radio Code” and may also show your specific radio’s serial number. 
If you find the code, it will be five digits long. Anything longer, shorter, or with letters is not correct.

How to look up a 2010 Honda Civic radio code

If you can’t find your radio code inside the car, don’t worry. You can find your radio code with your
Honda's vehicle identification number (VIN)
and radio serial number. 
It’s easy to find your VIN—it will be on your insurance card, registration documents, and on a plaque on the driver’s side door jamb.
To get your radio serial number, press down the one and six buttons on your radio presets. While still holding these buttons, turn your car key into the ON position, turning on the car’s electrical components. When the radio receives power, it’ll flash the 10-digit serial number.
With your VIN and radio serial number, you can finally get your actual radio code. Here are a few resources that can get you your radio code:
  • Use Honda’s
    online lookup tool
  • Call 1-800-999-1009
  • Bring your Honda to the nearest dealership  

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