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Old 08-28-2002, 06:22 PM
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How hard do you think it would be for me to install my deck myself in my Accord? Anyone with an Accord done it themselves? I dont have any experience installing decks before. Thanks

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Old 08-28-2002, 06:27 PM
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And i got the indash 6 cd player.
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Old 08-28-2002, 06:27 PM
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do you feel confident taking apart you dash panels, turning a few screws, plugging in a plug.....?

its not really a difficult thing to do. but for someone who has never done it, it can be quite a task.

itll be best IMO, if you have a friend that have experience in doing those type of work help you out.

but if you are confident, i say go for it.
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Old 08-29-2002, 06:34 AM
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In addition to what Will said, if you decide to tackle it yourself, you can probably get help from www.installdr.com if you need some kind of reference.
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Old 08-29-2002, 07:52 AM
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its pretty simple, i've done mine a couple times. the hardest/most time consuming part for me is soldering the harnesses. most people don't even do that though.
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Old 08-29-2002, 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by smokedogg
its pretty simple, i've done mine a couple times. the hardest/most time consuming part for me is soldering the harnesses. most people don't even do that though.
how come? i would have just sprung that $15 and get the adapter harness.

oh yea...getting that harness and a dash kit, will make life easier.:D
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Old 08-29-2002, 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by WiLL


how come? i would have just sprung that $15 and get the adapter harness.

oh yea...getting that harness and a dash kit, will make life easier.:D
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i solder the honda harness i had to buy to the harness that comes with the deck itself
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Old 08-29-2002, 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by smokedogg


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i solder the honda harness i had to buy to the harness that comes with the deck itself
haha ops. sorry. i wasnt thinking and havent installed a deck in 1.5 years. i get it now. yea that would be the most difficult part.:oh:
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Old 08-29-2002, 04:56 PM
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hardest part is figuring out how to remove the stock panels to access the headunit...which is taken care of with this diagram .

go buy a wiring harness that fits your car. if you can read and match up wire colors, this will be very simple. you can solder the ends, butt connect or crimp cap them. the bought wiring harness plugs into the car's harness and the radio's harness plugs into the radio.

since the headunit is twice as tall, you will need to fill in the empty void below. you can either get a installation kit with a molded pocket or half-din opening for a future eq, or so go stock with a factory pocket from the lx car. i would suggest not buying an installation kit because it uses the metal sleeve that came with the radio...this is not really considered secure! what you should do is buy the original lx pocket and use the factory brackets to securely mount the radio to the car's frame. item #11...
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Old 08-30-2002, 08:14 AM
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damn that diagram would scare anyone :D

I recently installed my Headunit using the instructions from HandA

http://www.handa-accessories.com/accord/accordcd.pdf

Trickiest part is matching the colors of your wiring harness adapter to the wiring harness your aftermarket Headunit came with. Remember to use butt-connectors and get a crimping tool.

You'll be all set and playing tunes in no time!!

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