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Old 13 Apr 2007, 06:19 pm
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Default TSX audio problems

I have a Canadian '06 TSX and I'm having trouble with the cd player. Is
it possible to replace the one I've got with an after market sound system?
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 06:52 pm
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really real <reallyreal@shaw.ca> wrote in
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> I have a Canadian '06 TSX and I'm having trouble with the cd player.
> Is it possible to replace the one I've got with an after market sound
> system?
>



That would be a terribly DUMB idea, considering your car is still very much
under warranty.

Ravage the factory electrical setup and you may void your warranty
entirely.

Did you know that part of the purchase price of your car included that
warranty? Use it.

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Old 13 Apr 2007, 07:01 pm
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>>

>
>
> That would be a terribly DUMB idea, considering your car is still very much
> under warranty.



I notice that older TSX's had to recall their audio system and they get
a black mark in the Consumers Reports repair incident guide

Mine went defective and after a few weeks of silence, Acura replaced it
with a rebuild one. I'm now having intermittent problems with it.

There are a few things I don't like about it anyway. It's a six disc
changer and it doesn't let me use cdrs with labels. Also, I don't think
it sounds all that good. I wouldn't mind paying to get a better, easier
to use, sound system.
>
>

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Old 13 Apr 2007, 08:04 pm
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really real <reallyreal@shaw.ca> wrote in
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>
>>>

>>
>>
>> That would be a terribly DUMB idea, considering your car is still
>> very much under warranty.

>
>
> I notice that older TSX's had to recall their audio system and they
> get a black mark in the Consumers Reports repair incident guide
>
> Mine went defective and after a few weeks of silence, Acura replaced
> it with a rebuild one. I'm now having intermittent problems with it.
>
> There are a few things I don't like about it anyway. It's a six disc
> changer and it doesn't let me use cdrs with labels. Also, I don't
> think it sounds all that good. I wouldn't mind paying to get a better,
> easier to use, sound system.
>>
>>

>




Yeah, but...

Let the dealer and Honda muck about with it FIRST (and pay for it
themselves). Let the warranty run out, THEN do your own butchering.

Suppose when you get the audio unit changed, you (or your appointed
slaughterhouse men) manage to make the famous "magic smoke" appear. Who's
gonna pay for fixing that damage?

You. That's who.

Better that happen _after_ any hope of renumeration has vanished, and not
before.

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Old 13 Apr 2007, 08:25 pm
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> Let the dealer and Honda muck about with it FIRST (and pay for it
> themselves). Let the warranty run out, THEN do your own butchering.
>
> Suppose when you get the audio unit changed, you (or your appointed
> slaughterhouse men) manage to make the famous "magic smoke" appear. Who's
> gonna pay for fixing that damage?
>
> You. That's who.
>
> Better that happen _after_ any hope of renumeration has vanished, and not
> before.
>


I see your point. I've not spent any time in these Honda newsgroups - is
there really a magic smoke?
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 08:56 pm
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really real <reallyreal@shaw.ca> wrote in
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>
>>
>> Let the dealer and Honda muck about with it FIRST (and pay for it
>> themselves). Let the warranty run out, THEN do your own butchering.
>>
>> Suppose when you get the audio unit changed, you (or your appointed
>> slaughterhouse men) manage to make the famous "magic smoke" appear.
>> Who's gonna pay for fixing that damage?
>>
>> You. That's who.
>>
>> Better that happen _after_ any hope of renumeration has vanished, and
>> not before.
>>

>
> I see your point. I've not spent any time in these Honda newsgroups -
> is there really a magic smoke?
>




Oh, yes.

Many people think electricity is made up of particles or waves. They are
quite wrong. Electricity is actually made of smoke.

You can see this yourself quite easily. All you have to do is touch
together two wires the wrong way, or touch one wire in the wrong place, and
suddenly magic smoke will burst out! And once this smoke has escaped, you
will find nothing will work. Nothing works because the smoke is gone.

To fix things, you have to find a way of getting the smoke back where it
came from, and this is exceedingly difficult, since the smoke has
dissipated.

I have found that the best way of getting the smoke back inside is to visit
your local shaman or medicine man. These men know the necessary spells that
will cause the electricity gods to put the smoke back where it should be.
These men are known as "your local Honda dealer", or "your local car audio
installers".

Good luck.

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Old 13 Apr 2007, 10:56 pm
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On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 23:19:14 +0000, really real wrote:

> I have a Canadian '06 TSX and I'm having trouble with the cd player. Is it
> possible to replace the one I've got with an after market sound system?



Well, Tegger's right, but I would only put up with it for so long.

I usually replace all my sound systems within 90 days of buying a car, no
matter how new! The only one I haven't is my Scion tC, because it sounds
really good. But I have the harness all set to go!

Which brings us to the next point. Is there a Wal*Mart around you? Have
they invaded Canada yet?

Here in the US, for $7, they sell a harness that will interface an
Aftermarket unit to your car's wiring harness. The part you connect is
color-coded wiht the Industry Standard color code, so you match purple to
pruple, red to red, green to green, etc. Then, you plug the adapther
harness into your car's harness and off you go! It used to take me almost
an all afternoon in the 'old days' figuring out which wires went to which
speakers, etc, but no more! Unless someone's hacked the harness already,
then it's about a 45 minute project now!

And, since people WANT to see the factory unit when you trade it in, you
can take out your aftermarket unit and the harness, and reinstall the
factory unit,again in about 20 minutes.

Scosche makes harnesses for these, and are available at Wal*Mart here, I
can't remember where there...a good stereo store, or maybe even Canadian
Tire? Or, order from Crutchfield.


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Old 13 Apr 2007, 11:14 pm
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Tegger wrote:
> really real <reallyreal@shaw.ca> wrote in
> news:s4WTh.69314$6m4.31239@pd7urf1no:
>
>
>>>Let the dealer and Honda muck about with it FIRST (and pay for it
>>>themselves). Let the warranty run out, THEN do your own butchering.
>>>
>>>Suppose when you get the audio unit changed, you (or your appointed
>>>slaughterhouse men) manage to make the famous "magic smoke" appear.
>>>Who's gonna pay for fixing that damage?
>>>
>>>You. That's who.
>>>
>>>Better that happen _after_ any hope of renumeration has vanished, and
>>>not before.
>>>

>>
>>I see your point. I've not spent any time in these Honda newsgroups -
>>is there really a magic smoke?
>>

>
>
>
>
> Oh, yes.
>
> Many people think electricity is made up of particles or waves. They are
> quite wrong. Electricity is actually made of smoke.
>
> You can see this yourself quite easily. All you have to do is touch
> together two wires the wrong way, or touch one wire in the wrong place, and
> suddenly magic smoke will burst out! And once this smoke has escaped, you
> will find nothing will work. Nothing works because the smoke is gone.
>
> To fix things, you have to find a way of getting the smoke back where it
> came from, and this is exceedingly difficult, since the smoke has
> dissipated.
>
> I have found that the best way of getting the smoke back inside is to visit
> your local shaman or medicine man. These men know the necessary spells that
> will cause the electricity gods to put the smoke back where it should be.
> These men are known as "your local Honda dealer", or "your local car audio
> installers".
>
> Good luck.
>



I always referred to it as, "the dreaded smoke genie," disrupter of
electrical services far 'n wide...

JT


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Old 13 Apr 2007, 11:57 pm
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>
> Which brings us to the next point. Is there a Wal*Mart around you? Have
> they invaded Canada yet?


Oh yes, Walmart is in Canada. However, we have kept them from the gates
of Vancouver. I have to go to a suburb to get Walmarted

Thank's for the advice about the harness. I'm sure I can find one. I'm
actually more worried about finding an audio system that can fit where
the TSX's goes.There's a big space for the audio system and all these
buttons on each side. Would I need a replacement designed for a TSX?


>
> Here in the US, for $7, they sell a harness that will interface an
> Aftermarket unit to your car's wiring harness. The part you connect is
> color-coded wiht the Industry Standard color code, so you match purple to
> pruple, red to red, green to green, etc. Then, you plug the adapther
> harness into your car's harness and off you go! It used to take me almost
> an all afternoon in the 'old days' figuring out which wires went to which
> speakers, etc, but no more! Unless someone's hacked the harness already,
> then it's about a 45 minute project now!
>
> And, since people WANT to see the factory unit when you trade it in, you
> can take out your aftermarket unit and the harness, and reinstall the
> factory unit,again in about 20 minutes.
>
> Scosche makes harnesses for these, and are available at Wal*Mart here, I
> can't remember where there...a good stereo store, or maybe even Canadian
> Tire? Or, order from Crutchfield.
>
>

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Old 14 Apr 2007, 02:26 am
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Hachiroku * wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 23:19:14 +0000, really real wrote:
>
>> I have a Canadian '06 TSX and I'm having trouble with the cd player. Is
>> it possible to replace the one I've got with an after market sound
>> system?

>
>
> Well, Tegger's right, but I would only put up with it for so long.
>
> I usually replace all my sound systems within 90 days of buying a car, no
> matter how new! The only one I haven't is my Scion tC, because it sounds
> really good. But I have the harness all set to go!
>
> Which brings us to the next point. Is there a Wal*Mart around you? Have
> they invaded Canada yet?
>
> Here in the US, for $7, they sell a harness that will interface an
> Aftermarket unit to your car's wiring harness. The part you connect is
> color-coded wiht the Industry Standard color code, so you match purple to
> pruple, red to red, green to green, etc. Then, you plug the adapther
> harness into your car's harness and off you go! It used to take me almost
> an all afternoon in the 'old days' figuring out which wires went to which
> speakers, etc, but no more! Unless someone's hacked the harness already,
> then it's about a 45 minute project now!
>
> And, since people WANT to see the factory unit when you trade it in, you
> can take out your aftermarket unit and the harness, and reinstall the
> factory unit,again in about 20 minutes.
>
> Scosche makes harnesses for these, and are available at Wal*Mart here, I
> can't remember where there...a good stereo store, or maybe even Canadian
> Tire? Or, order from Crutchfield.


The problem isn't so much the harness as it is the face. The new Hondas and
Acuras have stereos that are basically a part of the dash. To replace
them, you have to get a dash kit to replace the center portion if the dash.

The stereo in the Si is fantastic, so I won't bother, but I can see how it
would be a problem on the standard stereos...

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