Most following these
direction do so to replace the factory stereo with an aftermarket CD player.
You can add an Alpine CD changer/direct hook-up with an adapter, this car stereo is a CD
changer controller. There are three things to remember when replacing this car stereo:
If you have keyless entry, it
will be disabled
Your dome light will stop working
Do you have the Factory alarm
system? It is also connected to the stereo.
To remedy this situation you must keep the stereo connected
in the car. We have found that it can be placed in the dash beneath the factory stereo spot
at the back of the center console. The connectors will reach. There is some rewiring
needed to have the aftermarket car stereo work properly. Although this is not a
particularly easy process it can be done. We also suggest the Honda Civic installation kit.
The installation looks cleaner, also purchase a car alarm, your new stereo fits
Honda Civic Lower Dash CD or
Cassette Player Removal
How to Remove Lower Dash CD or Cassette
1.1) Remove two screws along
side of center console on both sides.
2.1) From back seat, remove one
screw on each side of center console.
2.2) Pull back half of center console back, it will release from front half
of center console.
3.1) Set parking brake and shift
to lower gear.
3.2) Lift edge of front half of center console up.
4.1) Pull front half of center
console toward back seat, up and over gear shift to remove.
5.1) Remove two screws on each
side of CD or Cassette player.
5.2) Pull player from dash.
6.1) Communication cable is
plugged into the back of the car stereo. You can reach up the back of the
dash and wiggle this connector free of the stereo. If you are attempting
to install this unit, you will need the stereo removal instructions.
7.1) Remove screws on each side
of player securing brackets.
Aftermarket stereo installation?
Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver!Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.