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    I have Accord 98 Ex and Factory Audio system.

    i wanted to make sure whether i have hu on the factory audio system or not so i opened and disassembled dash.. as i got the info from this forum.

    and i checked the back of the my factory audio system and there were like this ..



    There were 2 parts and
    No. 1 was already wired to car and audio as shown on picture.
    but No. 2 was epmty and i think that is HU for this..

    is that No.2 Head Unit? or not? Can I wire it and just connect to my computer audio out(from MP3 player computer sound card)?

    I am not sure about this..

    If it is HU, then, how can i select MP3 player from my factory audio system?
    My factory audio system has three buttoms to choose,
    "FM, CD/Changer or Tape, AM"

    then i push "CD/Changer or Tape" then it will toggle to MP3 and CD?

    Thank you for helping me..

    PS: I have a lack of electronic knowledge and exp, so sorry for unclear explanation.
    If so, let me know, i will try to explane as clear as I can.

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    First off. Your radio is your HU (head unit). All cars com with a head unit of some sort, unless you tell the dealer otherwise. Just want to clear that up for you.

    Second. What you are looking for is a aux input on your head unit. You have a few options.

    1) Buy an aftermakert HU with RCA Inputs on the back of the HU.
    2) Hook your factory HU into a AMP with High/Low inputs.
    3) CD changer adapter: Depends on the factory HU.
    4) Tape adapter: Just like the ones you use to hook up your cd player.
    5) FM mod: Plugs into your ant @ the HU.

    You need to find out more about your HU. Your best bet is to visit a "GOOD" car audio store. Tell them what you plan to do.

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    not that clear yet.

    OKOK..

    I'm looking for a AUX input for my mp3 player. and , on the manual,
    If i want to add a factory CD changer(what i mean for factory audio system is the audio that came with my car when i bought and factory CD changer is when i ask Honda, they will add changer for the factory audio system),
    then the 6 CD changer will placed in the dash room.
    the 6 CD changer will be controlled from the factory audio system.

    does that mean I have AUX in?

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    After read ohter docs and webs, i think i don't have AUX in
    but i THINK i have cd changer input..

    If i have it(do i have?), how can i use it to connect to mp3 player????

    feel free to talk to me anything you like.
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    Check with the maker of your deck (or a Honda service center that services them) and see what kind of cd changers they support. If they will do Kenwood or Pioneer (and possibly others) you can possibly get an adapter to give you AUX input.

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    it wouldn't happen to be a CRV stock radio would it? The CRV ('99) has a kenwood job in it, and can be hacked to take an aux in
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    Yes, you have an AUX in. that is the cd / tape input. Its designed to hook up to a factory installed cd / tape deck.

    The problem is SOME, not ALL, but some head units require a signal from the cd / tape deck before they will accept sound .

    When you press the button ( source select, tape / cd) does the display say " Tape" or "cd" or annything.

    If it does, your in good shape, it means you just need to find witch pins on the head unit are Aux audio in. If not, its going to be tricky.

    If when you hit the button, the head unit does not acknoledge the source, you need some sort of input adaptor. these varry by the headunit, you should make note of the year and model car, and call crutchfield and ask if they have an aux in addaptor for your head unit.

    I had the same experience with my 200 Honda Civic, it has a head unit, but no one makes an adaptor for it.... I could have bought the cd changer for it, and taken it appart, but that would have cost too much.

    Usually the headunits are made by some major audio mfgr. for example, I found out my headunit was made by / compadible with a pioneer cd changer, but I still coldnt get an adaptor for it.

    I wound up just buying a new head unit with AUX in.

    Hope some of this helps.
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    Ok.. thank you for all,
    and i took some picture of mine and this might help to determine whether there is Aux in or not. Pictures are not really clear because of my bad bad camera.


    This is front view of my stereo and it has three bottons
    FM, CD/TAPE, CHG, AM
    as you can see, there IS a CD/and tape changer buttons.. i'm in good shape~~ ^^



    Stereo top, when i open it


    Stereo back 1, there is jack to car and 14 Pins jack to changer(I think).


    Stereo back 2



    I'm very curious about this. this is in the trunk and has 8 holes shape but wired only 6(female jack)

    I have no idea what that is, if this is also some sort of AUX in or not.. let me know.



    Trunk jack 2.

    Guys, please, let me know what which pins are which and what that jack in the trunk is,

    if you know about these, please teach me what these are..

    thank you very much.


    PS: I found this one
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...69HONA&o=M&a=0

    and i think this is really cable for my cd changer(14 Pins to round thing)

    If you have any idea about this, please let me know..

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    The factory audio system is

    Matsu****a communication Industrial corporation of America
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