2004 Accord radio and security system

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Mark F, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Mark F

    Mark F Guest

    I bought a 2004 Accord LX-V6, and plan on replacing the stereo
    because I want to play MP3s. From what I have found by looking
    at mount kits (I just ordered one from Crutchfield), it looks
    like the factory stereo will stay installed and the new stereo
    will mount in the compartment under the climate controls. I am
    assuming that connecting the new stereo will consist of
    installing a Honda wiring harness on the new stereo, unplugging
    the wiring harness from the factory stereo, and plugging it to
    the new stereo. This is how I did it with my '97 Avalon.

    I have a couple of concerns. Searching usenet for Honda stereo
    replacement info shows that at one time the alarm and remote
    keyless entry used the factory stereo. Is this still the case?

    Also, the Accord owners manual mentions (on page 154):
    "Once the security system is set, opening any door (without using
    the key or the remote transmitter), the hood, or the trunk will
    cause it to sound. It also sounds if the radio is removed from
    the dashboard or the wiring is cut." Does this mean that some
    wires need to remain on the factory unit, and, if so, are they on
    a separate connector from one(s) with the audio connections?

    Thanks for any info.
    Mark F, Feb 2, 2004
  2. Mark F

    John Horner Guest

    Honda offers an MP3 accessory player which fits where the storage box
    usually is. Perhaps some aftermarket places do as well. Before just
    ripping out the Honda system consider adding their accessory.

    Check http://www.handaaccessories.com for info.

    John Horner, Feb 2, 2004
  3. It actually hooks up to the old harness and to the new stereo. That
    way you keep the lights for your heater controls etc..the clock still
    works in the old deck as well.

    I put an MP3 player in. Now I would like a DVD player so you could
    record almost a 1000 mp3's on a single DVD.
    I've had no problem in my 2003.
    See above. The stock deck is lousy for serious music listening, mine
    would heat the cd's to the point you could barely hold them, IF it
    would eject them.
    You're welcome.
    Knuckles Muldoon, Feb 2, 2004
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