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Old 07-16-2011, 05:22 PM
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I have a 1989 Accord LX that did not come with a radio when I purchased it. I would like to install an aftermarket stereo. I would like to know if there is any special hardware needed.
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:36 PM
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you'll simply need the Metra 70-1720 wire harness adapter. the factory radio is single din, but you need the mounting brackets off it to mount an aftermarket radio in - maybe a salvage yard?
Instructions:
http://www.accordinglydone.com/data/90-93accord.pdf
 
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i am facing nearly the same problem as you. i just got a 1989 honda accord lxi coupe, from a junk yard, and someoen has stolen the radio and did a number on the wires for the radio, they also had taken the front right speaker.i have a radio to put in there its just a metter of connecting all the wires again so i can plug it up. but i still need a new speaker. anyone with tips or advice on this , i am very grateful.
 
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I would suggest buying a new factory harness. matching those wires and getting the adapter to put in the new stereo.

as far as buying a new speaker, find out the speaker size. crutchfield.com can help you with that. then buy a new one.
 
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Salvador A.J. Williams View Post
i am facing nearly the same problem as you. i just got a 1989 honda accord lxi coupe, from a junk yard, and someoen has stolen the radio and did a number on the wires for the radio, they also had taken the front right speaker.i have a radio to put in there its just a metter of connecting all the wires again so i can plug it up. but i still need a new speaker. anyone with tips or advice on this , i am very grateful.
any new speakers you get will come in pairs. that's not a bad thing. it depends on how much money you are willing to spend fixing the problem.

a new harness is the best route, but it is tedious work. in that case, you'd by both the 70-1720 and the 71-1720. the 71-1720 would be wired to the car wiring. the 70-1720 would be wired to the new head unit. then the two plugs would connect.
 
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:37 PM
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Great info men..that should help him out with the project he's going to be doing.
 
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