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2007 accord lx radio issues

Old 03-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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Default 2007 accord lx radio issues

i have a 2007 accord LX with a stock radio. one disk , one climate control
im having a couple of issues and i need to troubleshoot.

1- the radio randomly shuts off , it mostly happens when i first turn on the car.
if i turn the car off and back on the the same issue starts again.
it could take 1 min to 15 min before it turns on again, sometimes it will shut
right off and turn on again

2- some times the radio shuts off and ejects the cd .

3- while the radio issues are happening the radio screen goes blank but the
display is still backlit.

4- my climate buttons rarely light up at night [ the past two days the have lit
up and randomly shutting off ].

5- the small green led on top of the climate buttons sometimes flicker from
bright to dim for a few seconds randomly

adding an aftermarket radio is not an option for me, i want to keep it factory.
i dont know if its just the cd block or if its also something else.
in a moderate when it comes to electronics.
ive read some posts on replacing the pcv on the radio but i dont know where to buy them ? ebay has a a replacement cd block for about $200.
has anyone else had this issue? is it a combination of issues? can someone provide me a fix ?

ALSO.... im noticing that most of the cd radio blocks are for 6-disk , i looked at the radio faceplate and it looked identical to mines.
Can i swap a 6-disk block into my radio 1-disk block???

Last edited by towncarblue; 03-08-2013 at 11:00 PM.
Old 03-10-2013, 07:31 PM
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the stock radios are garbage. sorry, Honda didn't make them. blame Pioneer.

there are two options, i'm listing both for others that read this thread.

for those that want something that works and actually sounds good, and has modern connectivity features (BT, USB, etc.), this is the path to take:

replacement controls and mounting kit:
Metra Part # 99-7864 | Aftermarket Dash kit | Metra Online
wire harness:
Metra Part # 70-1721 | Honda wire harness | Acura wire harness | Metra Online

install instructions

then buy an aftermarket head unit with modern features. Kenwood KDC-X396 is a nice budget friendly, feature packed head unit.

the stock replacement option requires you look in junk yards or on ebay for a used unit that may have the same problem(s) or will develop the same problems.

yes, you can swap a 6-disc directly, the harness and mounting is identical. the only thing to watch for will be dual zone vs. single zone controls.
Old 03-11-2013, 06:35 PM
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i decided to go and just replace the stock radio by adding a single din to the storage tray under the radio.with a Alpine CDE-143BT CD Receiver using this kit Honda Accord EX/Accord Hybrid In-Dash Receiver Kit Fits 2003-07 models — single-DIN at
it came for free with my radio.
when i disconnect the radio and connect the harness to my aftermarket radio should it fix my no light for climate button issue????
or should i also be looking to replace something else??/

is it possible with some modifications to keep the fold down piece

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:41 AM
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the bulbs behind climate control lights can go out.
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