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04 in need of stereo upgrade, few questions...

Old 02-26-2011, 12:16 AM
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Default 04 in need of stereo upgrade, few questions...

Ok so last year I purchased a 2004 Accord DX, my fourth, and nicest Accord to date. Each Accord I had before this one was preowned by people with similar tastes in stereo head units. My new 04, however, only has a factory, single disc, am/fm unit with no mp3 playback or device connectivity. I'd like to upgrade the entire audio system, but I'd of course like to start with a head unit. So here are my questions:

I know what kind of mounting kit to purchase for the car to fit a standard aftermarket unit, but are they easy to remove and install? Or is it something I should pay someone to do? If so, any recommendations on where I can take it?

I love the interior look and feel of the 04, and I'd love a unit that matches the flow. Have any 04 owners gone aftermarket? Any suggestions on reasonably priced and featured units?

I'd appreciate any feedback or suggestions, thanks!
Old 02-26-2011, 01:14 AM
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Someone has done that I'm sure..just have to wait till they come in and give you an answer about it..Good Luck
Old 02-26-2011, 08:44 AM
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Dash kit that gives you A/C controls

manual with removal instructions:

You also need a wire harness adapter:
Metra 70-1721

It's easy for people with the proper tools and experience. For a novice, it will take a lot longer and require purchase of tools.
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