1998 Honda CRV Clock Code

  • 1998 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 142,000 MILES
My battery was changed and I need to enter a code for the radio to play. Any clue on what the code is?
Thanks. KiKi
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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 7:01 PM

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Hello KiKi

The way to get the battery code is to go by the dealer, bring in your registration to the parts department in case they want to verify it is your car and they will be able to give you the code.

I have also attached a technical service bulletin about your radio. If they can not provide the code, then you may have to follow the instructions. This states there is a label in the glove box.

NOTE: The original radio has a coded theft protection circuit. Be sure to get the customer's code number before

" disconnecting the battery.
" removing the radio fuse from the under-hood fuse/relay box.
" removing the radio.
After service, reconnect power to the radio and turn it on. When the word "CODE" is displayed, enter the customer's 5-digit code to restore radio operation.

For information on how to obtain the code in the event the customer does not have the code please refer to the TSB below.

TSB # 98-026

April 15, 1998

Applies To: ALL with Anti-Theft Audio Units

Audio Unit Anti-Theft Code Labels


This service bulletin describes where to attach the audio unit anti-theft labels that come in the glove box of vehicles equipped with anti-theft audio systems.


If a vehicle has an anti-theft audio system, there are three peel-off labels in the glove box. Two of the labels have both the anti-theft code and the audio unit's serial number, and a third label contains only the serial number for the audio unit.

During Pre Delivery Inspection, stick the label with only the serial number on the glove box. If the radio code ever needs to be retrieved through the HONDANET 2000 system, this will save you the time and labor of removing the audio unit to record the serial number.

" Also perform this procedure when installing an accessory audio unit that is equipped with an anti-theft system.
" If a remanufactured audio unit is installed in a vehicle, remove the old labels and install new ones on the glove box, Radio Identification Card, and the vehicle's service records.
" If the glove box is ever replaced, transfer the labels from the old glove box to the new one.

None. This bulletin is for information only.

Skill level: Maintenance Technician



1. Stick the label containing only the serial number information on the glove box.
2. Stick the remaining two labels on the Anti-Theft Radio Identification Card and on the vehicle's service records.
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