How To: Radio Code for 2001 3.2 TL - Acura Forum : Acura Forums

2nd Gen TL Forum specific to the Acura TL, 1999-2003.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-06, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Love Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 2
How To: Radio Code for 2001 3.2 TL

I thought I'd share how I received my radio code. I bought my TL used from CarMax. After changing the car battery the radio didn't work 'cause an anti theft code was required. After reading many posts on this forum, here is what I did...

1) I removed the piece of fake wood trim on the center console (passenger side - see pic one below).

2) I opened up the center console box and started pulling the trim from there. It came out easily. (see pic two below)

3) There's a white sticker next to the radio with the radio serial number. (see pic three below).

4) I called my local Acura dealer. In my case Criswell Acrua Annapolis, MD. I talked to the parts dept and I fax'd them a copy of my registration and my driver's lisence to show proof of ownership along with the radio serial number. After he received it he gave me my five digit lock out code over the phone.

5) I turned the radio on and entered the five digits using the station preset buttons. Even though the screen showed "err 3" (my wife played around with it) it still took the code ok.

No fuss, no muss. I hope this will help others.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1010014.JPG (60.7 KB, 7052 views)
File Type: jpg P1010015.JPG (64.2 KB, 8730 views)
File Type: jpg P1010016.JPG (64.0 KB, 17476 views)

2001 3.0 TL

Last edited by Love Machine; 01-12-06 at 04:21 PM.
Love Machine is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 01-18-06, 02:21 PM
2001 3.2 TL-P
 
Zarba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Age: 55
Posts: 111
My Mood: Twisted
How is that trim attached?

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Zarba is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 01-18-06, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Love Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 2
It is held by small metal clips that pull out/push in easily.

2001 3.0 TL
Love Machine is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 10-11-06, 03:59 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Age: 34
Posts: 56
Hey!
Unfortunately, I just came across the same problem. Transmission work was done and both my radio and navi need there codes.

I see how you get the serial # for the radio, how about the NAVI serial #??
papajide is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 10-14-06, 11:04 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Jerzy
Age: 31
Posts: 20
I also had to detach my battery for some work. all i had to do is call the dealership where the car was originally purchased, give them the VIN number and they gave me the five digit code. Take the simple way out first, then if they fuss go ahead with the method stated above.
Omzy is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 04-06-09, 06:03 PM
Mschlem
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Issaquah, WA
Age: 51
Posts: 1
If you have a 2001 3.2 TL check the following places BEFORE ripping off the trim. Check Inside the fuze box top, (located inside the hood top left hand side) check underneath the ash-tray (coin tray)-the peice they pull out to do a smog check or on the left side of the glove box (when it's opened ) near the hinge. I just found mine. It had the 5 digit code and the stero serial number. Good Luck!
Mary Robertson is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 04-13-09, 10:20 PM
**** Whore
 
6MTUA5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: FLORIDA
Age: 30
Posts: 10,142
My Mood: Bored
Send a message via AIM to 6MTUA5
Remember to WRITE THE CODE DOWN when you get it for future reference

KRIS -- 1999 Acura 3.2TL-P 6MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dc5wha? View Post
I get the nut butter...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckdog
Hope that last batch of toilet paper I bought is industrial strength!!
6MTUA5 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-01-09, 10:43 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 1
hey everyone! battery just replaced and i bought my car used a few years back without a code. wasn't interested in taking apart interior. called a local acura dealer and they walked me through getting the radio serial number via the radio buttons. pretty easy. here are the steps.
1.) Start by putting the key in the ignition and turn to the ON position. Basically dash board is lit up but do not turn the car over.
2.) Make sure radio is off.
3.) Press radio preset buttons 1 and 6 at the same time.
4.) Use your other hand and turn on the radio while holding down preset buttons 1 and 6.
5.) Display will show 4 numbers with a small "U" (upper, ie: 1234). After 5 seconds, the display will change and show another 4 numbers with a small "L" (lower, ie:5678). This will be repeated twice, then the dreadful "CODE" will show up.
6.) Put it together and your radio serial number is now 12345678.

this worked on my 03 TL, not sure about other years or navi units as i don't have one.

for those in the toronto area, to get the code, call the guys at acura of north toronto. they gave me the code right over the phone in about 10 sec after i gave them the serial number. other acura dealerships in the toronto area were looking to charge me $100 for the code, yeah right - lol.
chris103 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 10-09-09, 10:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Thank you very much my dealer (Nalley Acura) said I would have to REMOVE the radio in order to find the code. You saved me a whole lot of time.
zacdaddy13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Acura Forum : Acura Forums > Luxury Sedans > TL > 2nd Gen TL

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Acura Forum : Acura Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radio code problem 2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S mumick 2nd Gen TL 32 08-30-16 09:30 PM
Radio Code Woes goodman 2nd Gen Legend 0 07-29-04 09:34 AM
Good review of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio GoHawks63 Audio/Visual 13 06-29-04 01:02 PM
Radio Stations are Stupid tommyBoi AW Lounge 7 06-25-02 11:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Ad Management plugin by RedTyger