Removing and Replacing Honda Prelude Car Audio
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Honda Prelude Car Stereo Removal and Installation
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install

Honda Prelude Car Stereo Removal and Installation Tech Tips

How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 1.1) Remove four screws along side panel on passenger side of car.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 2.1) Remove four screws along side panel on driver side of car.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 3.1) Remove two screws above car stereo in trim panel.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 4.1) Set Parking Brake.
4.2) Insert key into center console slot to release gear shift, shift to drive.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 5.1) Gently pry trim ring from around gear shift and remove.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 6.1) Pull side back edges of center console away from center console while lifting back of panel up.
6.2) Pull panel from front of dash and remove.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 7.1) Remove two screws from each side of remaining dash trim panel.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 8.1) Release trigger on connector for cigarette lighter power.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 9.1) Pull car stereo from dash, remove antenna and power connectors from back of car stereo.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 10.1) Loosen two screws from under car stereo securing it to mounting bracket.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 11.1) Slide car stereo and pocket from mounting bracket.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 12.1) Reinstall mounting bracket into car.
12.2) Be sure car stereo antenna and connector are free.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 13.1) Snap mounting kit into mounting bracket.
13.2) Again, check that antenna and connector are free.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 14.1) Slide new car stereo mounting sleeve into opening.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 15.1) With flat head screw driver, bend tabs on sleeve to secure.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 16.1) With aftermarket connector and new car stereo connector, splice together.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 17.1) Connect spliced connector to factory connector for car stereo.
17.2) Install antenna connector into back of car stereo.
Honda Prelude Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 18.1) Slide new car stereo into mounting sleeve till car stereo locks into place.
18.2) Check car stereo before reassembly of dash.
How to Install, Replace and Remove Car Radio 19.1) Reassemble dash.
   
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Honda Prelude
Wire Color Codes

Factory Wire Harness Codes
Below

   

Wire Color Codes and Hook Up

Factory Connector Codes
Below

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Radio CodE
   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket radio installation?
   

DIY Repair

Erratic Volume Control

   
Honda Prelude Front Speaker Remove and Install
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Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install

Honda Prelude Front Door Panel Speaker Removal and Installation

Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 1.1) Pry screw cover loose from screw in hand hold.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 2.1) Remove screw and hand hold pocket from door panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 3.1) Remove screw from top inside corner of door panel.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 4.1) Gently pry screw cover from door open handle cavity and remove screw.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 5.1) Gently pull insert trim panel from door panel.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 6.1) Gently pry opposite edge of trip panel from door panel and feed door open handle thru panel to release.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 7.1) Release trigger on panel connector and remove panel.
(See Driver's Door below)
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 8.1) Remove screw from back bottom edge of door panel.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 9.1) Pull bottom of door panel from door.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 10.1) Lift rear edge of door panel up out of window jam, then front of panel to remove.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 11.1) This speaker has deteriorated foam surround, the speaker cone has separated from the speaker frame. This is a bad speaker, causes distortion with high bass.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 12.1) Remove three screws securing speaker to door.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 13.1) Release triggers on each side of connector to remove speaker.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 14.1) Cut speaker connector from car.
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 15.1) Aftermarket speaker have speaker terminals supplied to install new speakers.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install 16.1) Spice new leads to existing speaker wires in door.
Right Front + RED
Right Front - BROWN
Left Front + BLUE
Left Front - GRAY
Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 17.1) Hook speaker leads to new speaker and mount speaker to door.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Install

Driver's Door

18.1) When removing insert panel, release two connectors from panel.

Replacing, Removing and Installing Speakers 19.1) When installing new speaker, one tip, place your hand in a spot so that if you slip from screw while installing you do not poke a hole in your new speaker.
   
Honda Prelude Rear Speaker RePlacement and Install
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Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install

Honda Prelude Rear Speaker Removal and Installation

How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 1.1) Remove three 10mm bolts securing speaker to rear deck from trunk.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) Release triggers on each side of connector and remove.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 3.1) Push speaker up and set to side on rear package shelf.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 4.1) Remove rear speaker from package shelf.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 5.1) Remove three screws securing speaker grill to speaker mount.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 6.1) Remove speaker cover from speaker mount.
6.2) This speaker has deteriorated foam surround, the speaker cone has separated from the speaker frame. This is a bad speaker, causes distortion with high bass.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 7.1) Remove three screws securing speaker to speaker mount.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 8.1) Remove speaker.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 9.1) Install new speaker into mount and secure with three screws.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 10.1) Secure speaker grill to mount.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 11.1) Cut speaker connector from car.
Speaker Removal, Replacement and Install 12.1) Spice new leads to existing speaker wires in door.
Right Rear + RED
Right Rear - BROWN
Left Rear + BLUE
Left Rear - GRAY

12.2) Reinstall speaker and connect speaker leads.

   
Honda Prelude Tweeter Speaker Removal and Installation
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Honda Tweeter Removal and Installation

Honda Prelude Front Dash Tweeter Speaker Removal and Installation

Honda Tweeter Removal and Installation 1.1) Reach to back of speaker grill cover.
Honda Tweeter Removal and Installation 2.1) Gently pull speaker grill cover straight from dash.
Honda Tweeter Removal and Installation 3.1) Release all mounting clips from grill cover and remove.
Honda Tweeter Removal and Installation 4.1) Factory Tweeter mounts back of speaker grill. Aftermarket tweeter installation in many cases will need some modifications for mounting.
Honda Tweeter Removal and Installation 5.1) Tweeter speaker colors,
Right Front + RED
Right Front - BROWN
Left Front + BLUE
Left Front - GRAY
   
Honda Car Audio - Wire Diagrams - Wire Color Codes
Factory Wire Harness Codes

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DO NOT CUT FACTORY WIRE HARNESS
   
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.
   
Wire Color Codes and Installation Accord '86-97
Civic '86-98
CR-V '97-98

CRX '86-91
Odyssey '95-98
Prelude '86-98
Battery +12 volts constant White/Yellow Stripe or White/Blue Stripe
Accessory +12 volts switch Yellow/Red Stripe
Ground Black
Illumination Red
Dimmer Red/Black Stripe
Power Antenna Yellow/White Stripe
Left Front Speaker (+) Blue/Green Stripe
Left Front Speaker (-) Gray/Black Stripe
Right Front Speaker (+) Red/Green Stripe
Right Front Speaker (-) Brown/Black Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (+) Blue/Yellow Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (-) Gray/White Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (+) Red/Yellow Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (-) Brown/White Stripe
   
Factory wire harness and color codes Accord '98-06
Civic '99-06
CR-V '99-06
Element '03-06
Insight '01-06

Odyssey '99-06
Pilot '03-06
Prelude '99-01
S2000 '00-06
Battery +12 volts constant White/Green Stripe
Accessory +12 volts switch White/Red Stripe or Orange
Ground Black
Illumination Red
Dimmer Red/Black Stripe
Power Antenna Yellow/White Stripe
Left Front Speaker (+) Blue/Green Stripe
Left Front Speaker (-) Gray/Black Stripe
Right Front Speaker (+) Red/Green Stripe
Right Front Speaker (-) Brown/Black Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (+) Blue/Yellow Stripe
Left Rear Speaker (-) Gray/White Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (+) Red/Yellow Stripe
Right Rear Speaker (-) Brown/White Stripe
   

Honda
Wire Harness Code

(Pin side of factory harness)
Passport 1996-2000
Wire Color Codes and Radio Installation

Wire Color Codes and Radio Installation

Wire Color Codes and Radio Installation

   
Diagrams NOT ACCURATE for 100% of vehicles.
   

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