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Old 25 Jul 2004, 11:06 am
Flyfire
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Default Replacing radio - Accord 2002

Does anyone have any diagrams of how to remove/replace the head unit in my
2002 Type V accord.

I want to replace it with a Kenwood MP3 player which has a steering wheel
control interface.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Remove the obvious from my address to personally email.

Regards,

Steve


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Old 25 Jul 2004, 02:07 pm
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Default Re: Replacing radio - Accord 2002

you might consider just having a shop do it since they could guarantee the
work and have the expertise to remove the old unit without damage.

Just a thought

CaptainKrunch


"Flyfire" <spearey@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:YTQMc.4095$7t5.1313@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk ...
> Does anyone have any diagrams of how to remove/replace the head unit in my
> 2002 Type V accord.
>
> I want to replace it with a Kenwood MP3 player which has a steering wheel
> control interface.
>
> Any help greatly appreciated.
>
> Remove the obvious from my address to personally email.
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
>



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Old 25 Jul 2004, 11:08 pm
Bruce Nolte N3LSY
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Default Re: Replacing radio - Accord 2002

Flyfire wrote:

> Does anyone have any diagrams of how to remove/replace the head unit in my
> 2002 Type V accord.
>
> I want to replace it with a Kenwood MP3 player which has a steering wheel
> control interface.
>
> Any help greatly appreciated.
>
> Remove the obvious from my address to personally email.
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
>

I am not a professional installer, but I have done a few units on my own
rides, am a ham, and I work on complex electrical equipment for a
living. See www.opex.com for some of the stuff I work with.

Replacing the head unit itself shouldn't be all that hard. I upgraded
the head unit with an add-on CD player from Crutchfield on my 2000
Accord SE, which is the same generation. Most of Crutchfield's gear is
middle of the road, but they do include all adapters and excellent
instructions. The trick is to remove the clock, which can be pried
gently from the dash. Once the clock is out, unclip the harness
connector. You can access the bolts/screws that hold the center bezel
on. 2 under the clock, and IIRC, 2 under the radio. With the bezel out,
you can access the bolts that attach the radio to the dashboard frame.
Once I figured it out, I was able to do the whole thing is less than 45
minutes.

Adding a steering wheel interface may or may not be more than you want
to deal with yourself. Unless it is made specificly for the car, I can
picture not only having to snake the harness through the dash and up
under the covers around the steering column, but doing so without having
the wiring get chafed or fouled when you turn the wheel from lock to
lock repeatedly as being a nightmare. If you are going to attempt this
yourself, make sure you have good instructions designed specificly for
your car. You not only have to worry about the control wiring, but also
the airbag,turn signals, horn, ignition switch, and cruise control
wiring. The only way I can see the steering wheel control not being a
nightmare is if it uses some type of wireless link to the head unit.

Unless you are very confident in your abilities, I would leave
installation of the steering wheel control unit to a pro, and then
expect to pay big $$ to have it done, or settle for a more conventional
control system on the head unit. If it is a hardwired unit you are
considering, you might want to remove the steering column cover before
committing yourself to see if you are up to the job. There is one heck
of a lot of wires in there! If you do decide to tackle it yourself,
neatness counts double. Use Tywraps to keep your wiring neat, and if you
need to splice any wires, either use solder and heatshrink tubing, or
high quality crimp connectors, and a good crimping tool. Let me know how
it turns out!
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 12:31 am
Bruce Nolte N3LSY
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Bruce Nolte N3LSY wrote:

> Flyfire wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have any diagrams of how to remove/replace the head unit
>> in my
>> 2002 Type V accord.
>>
>> I want to replace it with a Kenwood MP3 player which has a steering wheel
>> control interface.
>>
>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Remove the obvious from my address to personally email.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>

> I am not a professional installer, but I have done a few units on my own
> rides, am a ham, and I work on complex electrical equipment for a
> living. See www.opex.com for some of the stuff I work with.
>
> Replacing the head unit itself shouldn't be all that hard. I upgraded
> the head unit with an add-on CD player from Crutchfield on my 2000
> Accord SE, which is the same generation. Most of Crutchfield's gear is
> middle of the road, but they do include all adapters and excellent
> instructions. The trick is to remove the clock, which can be pried
> gently from the dash. Once the clock is out, unclip the harness
> connector. You can access the bolts/screws that hold the center bezel
> on. 2 under the clock, and IIRC, 2 under the radio. With the bezel out,
> you can access the bolts that attach the radio to the dashboard frame.
> Once I figured it out, I was able to do the whole thing is less than 45
> minutes.
>
> Adding a steering wheel interface may or may not be more than you want
> to deal with yourself. Unless it is made specificly for the car, I can
> picture not only having to snake the harness through the dash and up
> under the covers around the steering column, but doing so without having
> the wiring get chafed or fouled when you turn the wheel from lock to
> lock repeatedly as being a nightmare. If you are going to attempt this
> yourself, make sure you have good instructions designed specificly for
> your car. You not only have to worry about the control wiring, but also
> the airbag,turn signals, horn, ignition switch, and cruise control
> wiring. The only way I can see the steering wheel control not being a
> nightmare is if it uses some type of wireless link to the head unit.
>
> Unless you are very confident in your abilities, I would leave
> installation of the steering wheel control unit to a pro, and then
> expect to pay big $$ to have it done, or settle for a more conventional
> control system on the head unit. If it is a hardwired unit you are
> considering, you might want to remove the steering column cover before
> committing yourself to see if you are up to the job. There is one heck
> of a lot of wires in there! If you do decide to tackle it yourself,
> neatness counts double. Use Tywraps to keep your wiring neat, and if you
> need to splice any wires, either use solder and heatshrink tubing, or
> high quality crimp connectors, and a good crimping tool. Let me know how
> it turns out!


I just went to Crutchfield's website <www.crutchfield.com> and they
carry several Kenwood CD/MP3/WMA players. Many of them include in the
list of features is a wireless remote. Perhaps it won't be too bad to
install after all ).
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 12:32 am
Bruce Nolte N3LSY
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Bruce Nolte N3LSY wrote:

> Flyfire wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have any diagrams of how to remove/replace the head unit
>> in my
>> 2002 Type V accord.
>>
>> I want to replace it with a Kenwood MP3 player which has a steering wheel
>> control interface.
>>
>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Remove the obvious from my address to personally email.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>

> I am not a professional installer, but I have done a few units on my own
> rides, am a ham, and I work on complex electrical equipment for a
> living. See www.opex.com for some of the stuff I work with.
>
> Replacing the head unit itself shouldn't be all that hard. I upgraded
> the head unit with an add-on CD player from Crutchfield on my 2000
> Accord SE, which is the same generation. Most of Crutchfield's gear is
> middle of the road, but they do include all adapters and excellent
> instructions. The trick is to remove the clock, which can be pried
> gently from the dash. Once the clock is out, unclip the harness
> connector. You can access the bolts/screws that hold the center bezel
> on. 2 under the clock, and IIRC, 2 under the radio. With the bezel out,
> you can access the bolts that attach the radio to the dashboard frame.
> Once I figured it out, I was able to do the whole thing is less than 45
> minutes.
>
> Adding a steering wheel interface may or may not be more than you want
> to deal with yourself. Unless it is made specificly for the car, I can
> picture not only having to snake the harness through the dash and up
> under the covers around the steering column, but doing so without having
> the wiring get chafed or fouled when you turn the wheel from lock to
> lock repeatedly as being a nightmare. If you are going to attempt this
> yourself, make sure you have good instructions designed specificly for
> your car. You not only have to worry about the control wiring, but also
> the airbag,turn signals, horn, ignition switch, and cruise control
> wiring. The only way I can see the steering wheel control not being a
> nightmare is if it uses some type of wireless link to the head unit.
>
> Unless you are very confident in your abilities, I would leave
> installation of the steering wheel control unit to a pro, and then
> expect to pay big $$ to have it done, or settle for a more conventional
> control system on the head unit. If it is a hardwired unit you are
> considering, you might want to remove the steering column cover before
> committing yourself to see if you are up to the job. There is one heck
> of a lot of wires in there! If you do decide to tackle it yourself,
> neatness counts double. Use Tywraps to keep your wiring neat, and if you
> need to splice any wires, either use solder and heatshrink tubing, or
> high quality crimp connectors, and a good crimping tool. Let me know how
> it turns out!


I just went to Crutchfield's website <www.crutchfield.com> and they
carry several Kenwood CD/MP3/WMA players. Many of them include in the
list of features is a wireless remote. Perhaps it won't be too bad to
install after all ).
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Old 26 Jul 2004, 12:35 am
Bruce Nolte N3LSY
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Default Re: Replacing radio - Accord 2002

Bruce Nolte N3LSY wrote:

> Flyfire wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have any diagrams of how to remove/replace the head unit
>> in my
>> 2002 Type V accord.
>>
>> I want to replace it with a Kenwood MP3 player which has a steering wheel
>> control interface.
>>
>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Remove the obvious from my address to personally email.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>

> I am not a professional installer, but I have done a few units on my own
> rides, am a ham, and I work on complex electrical equipment for a
> living. See www.opex.com for some of the stuff I work with.
>
> Replacing the head unit itself shouldn't be all that hard. I upgraded
> the head unit with an add-on CD player from Crutchfield on my 2000
> Accord SE, which is the same generation. Most of Crutchfield's gear is
> middle of the road, but they do include all adapters and excellent
> instructions. The trick is to remove the clock, which can be pried
> gently from the dash. Once the clock is out, unclip the harness
> connector. You can access the bolts/screws that hold the center bezel
> on. 2 under the clock, and IIRC, 2 under the radio. With the bezel out,
> you can access the bolts that attach the radio to the dashboard frame.
> Once I figured it out, I was able to do the whole thing is less than 45
> minutes.
>
> Adding a steering wheel interface may or may not be more than you want
> to deal with yourself. Unless it is made specificly for the car, I can
> picture not only having to snake the harness through the dash and up
> under the covers around the steering column, but doing so without having
> the wiring get chafed or fouled when you turn the wheel from lock to
> lock repeatedly as being a nightmare. If you are going to attempt this
> yourself, make sure you have good instructions designed specificly for
> your car. You not only have to worry about the control wiring, but also
> the airbag,turn signals, horn, ignition switch, and cruise control
> wiring. The only way I can see the steering wheel control not being a
> nightmare is if it uses some type of wireless link to the head unit.
>
> Unless you are very confident in your abilities, I would leave
> installation of the steering wheel control unit to a pro, and then
> expect to pay big $$ to have it done, or settle for a more conventional
> control system on the head unit. If it is a hardwired unit you are
> considering, you might want to remove the steering column cover before
> committing yourself to see if you are up to the job. There is one heck
> of a lot of wires in there! If you do decide to tackle it yourself,
> neatness counts double. Use Tywraps to keep your wiring neat, and if you
> need to splice any wires, either use solder and heatshrink tubing, or
> high quality crimp connectors, and a good crimping tool. Let me know how
> it turns out!


I checked Crutchfield's website <www.crutchfield.com>, and they showed
several Kenwood MP3/WMA/CD players, and good news is that the remotes
were wireless. Perhaps it won't be so hard after all )
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