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    I have a 2006 Honda Civic sedan and was wondering where an after market cd player would be installed? Looking at the design it doesn't look like the cd player just pops right out. it looks like it would have to be cut out? Also do these after market cd players work with the volume control on the steering wheel. thanks

  • #2
    You do not have to cut it out. It can be replaced or changed with a few tools and a little patience, and the right Dash Installation Kit. This is a new model Civic, so I'm not sure if there is a Dash Kit available for it yet...see the links below.

    If you're not a hands-on kind of guy, I would find a reputable high-end car stereo shop to see how much this would cost (just to do the labor of swapping out the deck) and to see what size units will fit and what Dash Kits are available. Some Best Buy stores can do this as well, but the quality of the work at these is hit or miss. Some installers are very experienced, and some are not. The best thing to do is to seek out private recommendations for the shops near you that can do this type of work. I would even say it's worth driving 100 miles to find a reputable shop. A lot of these cars have A/C controls and other functions that are tied into or "integrated" with the factory stereo units, and if not wired properly, other functions of the car may not work.

    There are adapters that allow you to connect your factory stereo to aftermarket amplifiers, iPods/MP3 players, CD Changers, etc. What exactly do you want to do?

    Several companies also make interfaces so that you can use the Steering Wheel controls with most aftermarket stereos.

    Check out these companies:

    http://peripheralelectronics.com/web/steering.asp

    and Pacific Audio Concepts at:

    http://www.autotoys.com/x/cust/home.php?cat=96

    Check these companies for Dash Installation Kits & Wiring Harnesses: Metra, Schosche, Best Kit, and American International

    Stereo Installation Accesories at:

    www.scosche.com manufacturer of Dash Kits & Wiring Harnesses
    www.metraonline.com manufacturer of Dash Kits & Wiring Harnesses
    www.installer.com seller of Dash Kits & Wiring Harnesses
    www.autotoys.com seller of Dash Kits & Wiring Harnesses

    Almost anything is possible, it will just require your time or money to do it right.

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    • #3
      ...u didnt do any research about this did you

      1. aftermarket cds wont work with the steering control natively, you'd have to get seperate adapters for that

      2. you'd probably have to cut into the console, unless there is an aftermarket replacement, which you'd have to look for yourself, i dont have a civic, and im lazy

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      • #4
        thread moved to the appropriate forum

        also, you might consider hitting up a dedicated car audio forum for such a question.

        It's not that you won't get an answer here, it's that you're more likely to get one on a dedicated forum and more likely to get one quicker.
        Jan Bennett
        FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

        Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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        • #5
          Try crutchfield.com, they'll probably have some info.
          Tidder

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          • #6
            I know for scosche that the color specific part is:
            HA1561DGB - Dark Atlas Grey
            HA1561ETB - Earth Taupe

            Not sure about the price though
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            • #7
              Why the double post , I just answered your question in the other post
              "In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts mind there are few."- Shunryu Suzuki
              "Do it right or don't do it at all"

              PROGRESS:
              [-------90%-] (New Car=New Build)

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              • #8
                please limit the double posting. Its really annoying
                "In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts mind there are few."- Shunryu Suzuki
                "Do it right or don't do it at all"

                PROGRESS:
                [-------90%-] (New Car=New Build)

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                • #9
                  They posted both threads yesterday about a minute apart.

                  Red moved the other thread to the car audio, but she didn't see that MattM had already posted one there too.

                  Relax brotha.
                  Tidder

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                  • #10
                    threads have been merged!

                    thanks for the heads up Tidder
                    Jan Bennett
                    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                    • #11
                      A good forum is 8thcivic.com.
                      for CD player swap see this link:
                      http://66.98.189.130/forums/showthread.php?t=3534

                      or in case that IP changes:

                      http://8thcivic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3534
                      2007 Civic Si, waiting for money to start project

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