How to unlock your Acura TLX radio with your Acura TLX radio code


1. Find your Acura TLX VIN

2. Find your Acura TLX Serial Number

3. Go to Unlock Car Stereo to get your Acura TLX radio code

4. Enter the code to unlock your Acura car radio

Why do you need an Acura TLX radio code?

The audio system in your Acura TLX is equipped with a unique security code that helps to prevent theft. In order for the radio to work properly, you will need to enter this code whenever power is removed from the system, such as when changing the battery. Without the correct code, the radio will remain locked and unusable.

If your Acura TLX radio becomes locked, you can easily unlock it by entering the personalized code that is designated specifically for your vehicle model. This code will ensure that your radio is able to function properly and provide you with uninterrupted access to your favorite tunes.

Step 1. Get your Acura TLX VIN

What is a VIN?

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-digit code that is unique to your vehicle and serves as a "fingerprint" for your car. It can be used to obtain important information about your vehicle, including the manufacturer, model year, and place of production.

To check if there are any active recalls on your car or truck, you can simply enter the VIN number into online databases using the internet. The VIN is an essential tool for tracking the history and characteristics of a vehicle, and can help you ensure that your car is safe and reliable.

Where can I find my Acura TLX VIN?

If you need to find the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your Acura TLX, there are a few places you can look. The VIN is typically located near the bottom of the driver's side dashboard, where the windshield meets the hood. You can also find it on the compliance plate in the engine bay and inside one of the car doors. Additionally, your VIN should be listed on any documents related to your vehicle, such as the registration or insurance policy.

Step 2. Get your Acura TLX Serial Number

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1. Start the vehicle by turning the ignition to the "ON" position.

2. Turn on the car radio and check if it displays "COdE". If not, disconnect the battery for a minute, then reconnect it and try again.


3. Turn the radio off.

4. While keeping it switched off, press buttons 1 and 6 simultaneously and then press the "ON" button.


5. The display will switch between two different screens. Screen 1 will show a U followed by the first 4 digits of the serial number (e.g. U3242). Screen 2 will show an L followed by the last 4 digits of the serial number (e.g. L6678). To get the complete serial number, combine these two sets of numbers. For example, U3242 and L6678 become 32426678.


Finding the Serial Number on the Radio Unit Label

If you're having trouble finding the serial number for your Acura TLX radio, it may be located on the label of the stereo unit. You may need to remove the radio from the dashboard to see this information. In some cases, you may be able to access the label by simply pulling back an upper panel without fully removing the unit.

Step 3. Generate your Acura TLX radio code

Once you have your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and serial number, you can generate the radio code for your Acura TLX by visiting Unlock Car Stereo. Simply enter your serial number, select Acura TLX, and click "Get Unlock Code". Your code will be sent to you via email within 10 minutes.

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Step 4. Unlock your Acura TLX radio

1. Start the vehicle by turning the ignition to the "ON" position.

2. Turn on the car radio and check if it displays "COdE". If not, disconnect the battery for a minute, then reconnect it and try again.

3. Use the preset buttons 1-6 to enter the 5-digit code that was generated for you on

4. Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked your Acura TLX radio.

Enjoy your music once again

There you have it. Your music is back up and running, so you can enjoy your car as it was meant to be. Don't forget to keep track of these numbers for future use!

Happy driving!

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