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'05 Accord radio- Alpine couldn't fix it

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:04 PM
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Default '05 Accord radio- Alpine couldn't fix it

I need some help please.
2005 Accord LX 4-door
The OEM radio went out over a year ago. Finally I took out the radio and sent it to Alpine along with the check in the amount they requested. 3 weeks later I received the check back voided out, a letter stating it was not repairable and the unit arrived shortly afterwards.
Now I don't know what to do. I don't want to go aftermarket, I want to keep the original face and controls (I've heard the aftermarket face has finish issues). So I'm looking on ebay and similar websites and all I can find is 6 disc cd players. Will I be able to make the 6 disc version work? And I saw an ad that said once installed it will have to go to the dealer for programming. Can someone please clarify this for me?
I'm very grateful for your time.
 
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:15 PM
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a 6-disc is a drop-in replacement. just make sure the seller provides the CODE to unlock it. that may have been the "programming" that someone mentioned. you need the VIN of the donor vehicle to get the original CODE if the seller doesn't include the card. so basically, buy a 6-disc that includes the CODE.
 
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