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    Relocate 99 Accord Head Unit

    I just got my new car. Have been reading forums 4ever and am ready to start building a shopping list. I really would like to keep my stock HU since the stock alarm system depends on it. I was wondering..........does anyone know about relocating it? I was thinking maybe to the lower compartment. ANy other suggestions? Possible to extend the wiring harnesses and relocate somewhere else? Anyone know of any kits or have any ideas I can bounce off? It is the stock double din cd HU.

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    Nick

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    You shoule be able to extend the cables and have it work. I did that with my after market head unit and it worked, but I've never seen anyone do it with an OEM one.


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    Hello, I have '99 Accord as well. I relocated my Kenwood HU to a DIN slot down in that cubby hole beneath our dash. Honda makes an EX Audio Attachment kit for people who want a cassette player or the 6-disc indash CD changer extra. If your HU is a single DIN you can use this.

    You can purchase the EX Audio Attachment Kit here at HandA-Accessories.com. It is $27 or so. To see pictures of what it looks like you can look at my setup and MykolJay's setup.

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    Here is what I am looking for but can't find anything like this for a 99 accord.

    http://www.cardomain.com/item/SCOHAK1B

    Think it could be possible to extend the cables manually? or daisy chain somehow?

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Id did it manually with scrips and some 18ga wire. Really easy once you get everything out far enough to work on it.
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    [Routis '04] [Opus 90W] [160GB Maxtor HD]
    [Lilliput 7" TS] [VIA M10000] [XMPCR]
    [512MB RAM] [Custom housing]
    [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
    Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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    how does the alarm depend on the HU??? i been thinking of putting my deck in the sunglass holder

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    The stock HU on EX's controls the keyless entry and the factory security system. Would be a bummer to lose them

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    you should check to make sure that the stock hu does not just have a standard aux input, and that the controls were beeing controled buy that

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    I have a 2000 Accord EX Coupe and my factory head unit is no longer hooked up. The keyless entry works fine.

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    Ok....guess I should have tested. Thanks for letting me know about the keyless entry.
    I would still like to keep the security system installed. The headunit doesn't have any aux inputs. What I can do is buy a hon-aux adapter which allows you to convert the serial cd changer port into rca inputs. I was planning on doing this and connecting the carputer to this input. Seems like it would work to me?
    I tried installing in the lower cubby, I had to remove the lower cubby to fit it in there. It is a really tight fit and isn't as clean looking as I would like. I will post pictures later. I am going to mount it again and see if can make it fit better.

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