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Old 04-03-2011, 11:22 PM
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i got a quick question, i had my cousin install my Sony xplode radio a few days ago and it works BUT if i set a radio station, set the audio setting, or am in the middle of a CD it will forget. and i have to reset everything when I restart my car. got any clue on what it might be??
most likely your cousin didn't connect the yellow wire to a constant 12V source. he may have mixed up the yellow constant 12V and the red switched (ignition) 12V.

you should have bought a 17-1720 or 17-1721 (depending on the year vehicle) harness adapter so he just had to match colors. if he cut the factory harness; tisk, tisk.
 
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:34 PM
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i had a wire harness adapter but both him and me cut it 2 short lol I need a new one my accord is a 96 so witch of the 2 do i need?? 17-1720 or 17-1721??
 
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:14 PM
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17-1720 is for 97 or older. If you already cut off the harness, you need to solder and heat shrink the harness back on.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:49 AM
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Exclamation 2003 Accord Wiring Harness Issues

I really need some help. Is there a wiring harness out there where you can have both the stock 03 accord coupe screen and your aftermarket deck powered? Only my deck is powered on, so I can not see the time or my ac controls at night on my stock screen because only one can be powered on. Thanks.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:21 PM
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Get the 71-1721 harness to connect the factory radio as well.
 
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Is there ISO mounting brackets for the radio on a 5th gen? My Accord has an aftermarket CD player thats loose, I dont like that. I know on my Civic it has the mounting brackets and they bolts to an aftermarket radio so it doesnt fly around and harder to steal.
 
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In my 97 accord there was nothing at all. The single DIN that was in there was just sitting in the space.

I could not figure out what was missing and how I was going to mount my double DIN DVD / NAV unit securely.

What I ended up doing was using some thick plastic pieces and some JB Weld and made my own mounting system. It was a PITA but came out good.
 
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:36 AM
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there should be ISO brackets.
 
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shouldnt need a wiring schematic. use the proper harness and it will plug into the factory harness.
 
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:47 AM
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Question radio blues

The radio/cd player on our 1998 Accord ex doesn't play cd's anymore. How easy is it to swap it out for another Honda radio/cd player? will ones from other years work? are there any Premium ones or upgrades I could plug right back in from Honda?
 

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