RADIO CODE on 2001 Acura CL

IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET THE SERIAL # OFF THE RADIO W/O TAKING THE RADIO OUT? I WAS CLEANING THE POSTS ON THE BATTERY AND DID'T KNOW THIS WOULD LOCK THE RADIO UP WHEN DISCONNECTED. HOW DO I REMOVE THE SIDE PANEL BE FROM CENTER CONSOLE TOACCESS BACK OF RADIO?

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Yes turn your car on and hold the 1 and 6 buttons on your radio and the serial # will display. Or you can call Acura and they will tell you how to get it.
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This may be a little late, but in my 98 acura CL, the unlock code was on a sticker on the under side of the front ash tray. When it asks for the code, just enter the numbers provided. I think it may also be located in or on the glove box or even relocated by a previous driver to the owners manual.
may i have the code you used in hope that it will work for my radio? My e-mail address is paulbrice2008@yahoo.com. Thank you
i see no one answered your question over 4 years ago!their radio code won't work for your radio?every honda/acura has it's own radio code,no two are the same!reason being it's a THEFT THING.so if someone were to steal your radio and all the codes were the same,then a lot of folks driving honda/acura would be missing a radio!
The radio has to be removed to get the number unfortunately.
http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/Acura/2.2-CL.html
or
http://www.carstereoremoval.com/htm/stereoremovalAcuraTL99_02P.htm
have removal instructions.
I believe it is only the later models Honda and Acura that have the hold down the buttons to get an access code but I'll do some research and post the model year that you hold down presets buttons to get a code as opposed to having to remove the radio to get the chassis number of the radio,