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7th Gen Accord 2.4 - The AUX issue / SATNAV+CD Changer


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#1 Angry Ant

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Please forgive me digging up this previously hashed over issue.

Are there any updates or developments regarding trying to get the SatNav/CD Changer combos to accept an AUX cable kit or similar? I have only the modest ambition to connect my lowly iPod shuffle.

Any ideas, alternatives or pointers greatly received!

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

There are some options. There's a funny multi pin connection on the back of the unit, that's originally intended for additional/external CD/Tape units. There are a couple of manufactures who make interfaces that you can plug an aux or iPod into and they plug into this input on the back of the unit. I've had one for ages. It's fine. Look up either XCar Link or Grom Audio. The main issue is fitting can be a bit of a faff as you have to remove the gear knob surround, undo a load of screws and bolts, slide a spatula down the side father centre console and tease the centre console out sufficiently to get at the socket on the back.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

Will these still give you all the other features of the cd changer and sat Nav etc?



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:46 AM

Thank you Steve!
Faff I can do.
I will investigate your leads ....

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

Update: Grom Audio responded, apparently they have four options that are fully compatible ....

" I can confirm that any of the following four kits:


http://gromaudio.co....&year=2003-2012


Will be fully compatible with your Accord, we use the "external" CD changer port (present on all radios including sat nav versions) meaning you can retain the use of the internal CD changer. Only if you have separate CD changer in the glove box for example would one of these kits replace it.


If you just wanted a simple kit to connect o the headphone socket of the shuffle then I would suggest the AUX1 kit, however the other kits are more advanced allowing to to change tracks on an iPod or phone with the Honda stereo/steering wheel button - needs more than a shuffle.


If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask. "

Many thanks indeed first the info!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

Might want to report back to Grom that the above link gets blocked by my companies firewall as it reports the link is trying to download malicious software to my PC !



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:40 AM

Would that be your company trying to keep you on the straight and narrow company business?!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

No because the Grom US site opens fine but the .co.uk one sets alarms off !



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

The civinfo link which appears to be the definitive guide on how to take the dash apart appears to be dead ( well it wont open for me anyway )
Does anyone have a link to another good walk-through with pictures - i need to access the back of both the DVD player to plug in a reverse camera cable ( does the DVD player unscrew and pull forward ? ) and the back of the Nav head unit to plug in an IPod adapter ( is this done by removing the top vents/LCD panel and going in from the top so you dont have to physically remove the head unit? )

I could just do with some pics showing where the screws and clips are so i dont damage or break anything getting it apart.

Cheers