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2004 Accord LX stereo system and airbag light

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Old 06-12-2009, 07:19 AM
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I'm gonna move this to the Audio/Vis. section where you'll get a better answer for #1.

For the airbag light, call the dealer & ask about the warranty. Where are you located? In USA the warranty for seatbelts & airbags is substantially longer than the basic warranty period. My 2003 Accord has airbag warranty "for the useful life of the car".
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:43 PM
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Pulling the radio out isn't going to show anything. If the harness came loose, it would have lost power all together. It's pretty common for the older units to fail, the more time they have been used the more likely it is they will fail. My recommendation is to forget about the stock HU and just go aftermarket, you will get better sound if you upgrade your speakers, and a few more options. It can just be costly, the kit that replaces the stock HU is around $150 alone. You can get a kit that will install the radio in the lower cubby, but I personally think it looks horrible and is the worst place for a radio. You will loose the in dash cd changer though, as I don't know of any aftermarket units with a built in CD changer. So if that is a high priority to you then your going to have to replace the unit. If you really want to replace the unit I would stay away from the ebay units, as most of them are prolly units that the screen went out and have been "repaired". I still have my stock HU from my car that wasn't even used 3 months if your interested. And yes the later model units will fit in your car, and I recomend looking at those units. I can't say I've seen someone with a problem with the 06-07 units, but that could just be because they haven't been used as much.

As for the airbag light, I think that question is better off in the general tech help forums. My area is car audio, I really know nothing technical about cars themselves. That actually happened to me once, but didn't matter if I had the seat belt on or off. The next day it was off and never came back on.
 
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:09 PM
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I would like to point out that his listed car is a 2004 accord LX. The lx accord used a different display and head unit than the EX cars. The lx never had a problem with displays burning out that was always on the EX and EXL. On the face of your display there is a number along the lines of "7pkl" or something similar that is your radio type. The lx used a gray background with black letter display instead of the ex/exl black background with white letter display. I don't have any advice for a fix just make sure you are getting the proper radio for the car since I am fairly sure that the ex cars are wired different since the radio powers the hvac head.
 
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mcnoople View Post
I would like to point out that his listed car is a 2004 accord LX. The lx accord used a different display and head unit than the EX cars. The lx never had a problem with displays burning out that was always on the EX and EXL. On the face of your display there is a number along the lines of "7pkl" or something similar that is your radio type. The lx used a gray background with black letter display instead of the ex/exl black background with white letter display. I don't have any advice for a fix just make sure you are getting the proper radio for the car since I am fairly sure that the ex cars are wired different since the radio powers the hvac head.
The type of display is different, but the harness and wiring is the same, at least to my knowledge. Most people don't even swap it out for an OEM unit any ways. If you have to spend money, why not do it right and god aftermarket?
 
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:07 PM
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Yes the kit that replaces the stock HU, does have A/C controls built into the unit. It is a bit pricey around $150, and for the price the build quality isn't so great. I've had mine for more than 2 years and have had no problems, but I still don't feel it is worth $150. But there really is no other option if you want to replace the OEM unit. Crutchfield had a deal going on last month when I got my new HU, that when you buy a HU you could get that kit for $75 which is almost half the price you can get it elsewhere.

Now a new HU will give you the potential for better sound, by allowing you to have a truly flat signal. The stock HU has a nasty built in EQ you can not adjust or turn off. But if you never replace the speakers and amp them, I'm not so sure the sound quality would improve much, if at all.

My unit is from my 2006 SE sedan, it is the "premium" unit with the 6cd changer. It will fit and work in 03-07 accords. I'm asking $200 with shipping included. Shipping fees alone will be around $20, so it's really not a bad price. If you deiced to replace the unit, I would be weary of similar priced units on ebay. It isn't uncommon for these units to fail, then be repaired and sold. My unit was used for less than 3 months. If for whatever reason you decide to go with an ebay unit over mine, look at the ones that are listed for more money. You really get what you pay for on ebay.
 

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