Important Note: Your Honda radio may be code protected. Please verify that the code is available from your Honda dealer before disconnecting your battery for this installation.

Got a portable music player? Then you probably know that a direct connection to your vehicle's radio will give you the best possible sound quality. The Precision Interface Electronics HON98-AUX adapter lets you convert the CD changer port on your Honda factory stereo into an auxiliary input, suitable for connecting an add-on satellite radio tuner, portable music player, or other audio source.

Just plug the 14-pin data connector on the adapter cable into the factory radio's changer port, connect your portable player to the adapter's RCA inputs, press "CD" on the radio, and go! This adapter uses the CD changer port — once connected, you can't use a changer with your factory radio. If you have a factory cassette player, you'll make the connection directly to that, rather than to the receiver. Warranty: 90 days.

Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

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  • Aux input adapter
  • 11" Harness
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Features

Overview: DPX Auxiliary input converters by PIE (Precision Interface Electronics) are designed to convert the CD Changer port of the OEM radio (with CD Changer controls) into an auxiliary input. Devices such as Satellite Radios, DVD Players, VCRs, MP3 Players, and Game Systems can be added the the OEM radio without an FM Modulator. DPX Technology maintains full function of all factory steering wheel and rear seat controls.

Compatibility: The HON98-AUX allows you to add an auxiliary input to the factory radio in select Honda vehicles. The adapter plugs into the factory system using the supplied harness, avoiding wire splicing and modifications.

Note: The adapter takes the place of the CD changer, so you cannot have a CD changer and the adapter connected to your vehicle at the same time.

Mounting: The adapter can be secured to any flat surface.

Connections: The adapter has a stereo RCA input to connect to your auxiliary audio device (no audio cable included). On the other side, the adapter has a rectangular 10-pin jack that interfaces with the supplied harness. The adapter end of the harness has the 10-pin plug and the other end has a rectangular 14-pin plug which plugs into the factory radio.

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Works perfectly

Written By NucleusPrime, Mount Juliet, TN on Friday, April 20, 2012

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Installed perfectly in a 2004 Honda Civic but the instructions were not 100% accurate. There are more screws holding down the center console than indicated, but I used my service manual to remove the components anyway. Works great after getting installed and testing it out. I did not attach the ground and I can use my MP3 device with or without being charged and I get no ground loop. I am very pleased.

Pros: Works perfectly with my Android phone. Sound quality is great and there is no ground loop noise while running off the battery or charging my device.

Cons: Instructions not 100% right and missing a few steps for the 2004 Civic LX with manual transmission.

Works just like it's supposed to

Written By Tom A, Aviston, IL on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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Plugged right in as predicted, no drama, works great.

Works well with on design flaw

Written By JeffL, Vashon, WA on Monday, September 19, 2011

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Installed unit on a 2002 Honda Accord LX with an AM/FM disc player. Directions were clearly written and installation was straightforward. Unit functioned as intended but there is a persistent electrical hum coming from the speakers. This is somewhat annoying but I'm willing to tolerate it to facilitate continued use of my car speakers for this purpose. P.I.E. should consider a design enhancement to correct this problem.

Redesign does not work

Written By Alex, Los Alamos,NM on Saturday, September 17, 2011

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The unit I received is redesigned. The module itself now includes a 3.5mm female jack, with a male 3.5mm-RCA adapter cable in the box instead of the female RCA jacks built into the module. When I installed it into my 2003 Pilot (an easy install) I could not get the male 3.5mm adapter cable to sit properly in the module. The sound was "tinny" at best and non existent at worst. This new connection to the module is not robust enough in my opinion for this application.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By MattL, Muskegon, MI on Friday, July 08, 2011

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Easy to install and works great!

S2000

Written By Chad, Hawaii on Monday, July 04, 2011

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Fast shipping and great customer service. very user friendly product

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Anonymous, orlando on Saturday, June 25, 2011

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works as advertized

Excellent- works as advertised!

Written By Mike, Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Excellent product, works as advertised. I had a minor question about grounding the device and Crutchfield customer service was helpful and friendly. From start to finish, the best customer service experience I've had in a long time.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By DKos101103, Lancaster, PA on Monday, April 11, 2011

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Great product, easy to install, sounds great through car stereo. Well worth the
money, in my opinion!

Works fine

Written By JCD3391, Wisconsin on Monday, April 11, 2011

Works as advertised, and I'm pleased with that. I'm less pleased that the cable
was so short, which complicated the install.

Works Great!

Written By PhillW, Fairfax, VA on Thursday, April 07, 2011

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This Aux Adapter works great in my 2000 Honda Accord. The sound is excellent
coming from my iPod or my iPhone through the standard Honda radio/CD player.

This + Bluetooth = Smart Phone Bliss

Written By Jim, Hartford, CT on Sunday, February 06, 2011

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My first unit didn't work, but Crutchfield sent a replacement which worked just fine. Install took 20 min. The best part was that I added a 'Blackberry bluetooth stereo gateway' (google it) and now my crummy 98 Accord has wireless streaming music from my Droid. This unit and gateway are nice and hidden. BTW, I didn't ground since the gateway requires power. Check it out!

Perfect Operation

Written By STEF, Norcross, GA on Monday, November 08, 2010

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Crutchfield helped me identify the perfect product for my needs. Stock Honda CD
player in an Accord '02 LX. Easy installation and excellent performance. I had
tried FM transmitters before for my Nintendo DS, which is where I store mp3s and
videos for playback as I do not have an expensive phone or IPOD or other
dedicated MP3 device. The problem with the FM transmitters was reception. And I
live in a metro area and finding a truly clear channel difficult. Sound quality
of those systems were poor. This however works great. Wish I had installed this
a while ago. Now enjoying my own tunes and not grabbing for CD after CD. Almost
forgot, playing one of my games (while parked of course) is pretty cool through
the car audio system! My kids wanted to know how that was possible. :)

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Sri, Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Hello there,

The Crutchfield Auxiliary Audio Input adapter arrived y'day. I installed without opening anything in my Honda Odyssey 2001 EX. What I did was I pulled the cup holder
completely outside (which is below the CD player). Then I plugged the cable/wire between Radio/Stereo port and the unit that Crutchfield shipped. Later, I put the cup
holder back in. That's it. The quality of the sound is as advertised by Crutchfield. I did not ground the black/white wire.

great sound

Written By Jim S, New Braunfels, Texas on Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Installed this module in about 20 minutes. I put it into a Civic Hybrid ('03),
and it worked well. The only trick is removing the first piece to get to the
screws holding the radio bracket. I had success by pushing from behind, as
prying it from the front was going to leave a mark. Once I got that piece out,
it was very simple. I didn't even have to pull the radio out all the way. I
mounted the Poly-Planar IC-3.5PM in a blank switch hole (to the left of the cig
lighter socket), and it looked really clean.

The sound is very good, but of course limited to the speakers and stock amp, but
way better than the FM modulator I had been using to hear my IPOD.

The best thing is that it maintains the look and feel of the stock radio. I can
add better speakers, amps, and sub later, and my car still won't have the
attractiveness to thieves as it would if the head unit was replaced.

There is an odd digital noise when you first turn it on, if the input is not
connected (sounds like the receiver is scanning for disk on the player that's
not really there). This noise is barely noticeable (and rises with the volume
knob), but as soon as you plug in the player, it stops. I did connect the
ground wire per the instructions. (I may have been able to quiet the noise by
disconnecting it, but it's unobtrusive enough to not mess with it).

Overall, very satisfied, and would buy again.

Great Product

Written By Jeppers, Atlanta Ga on Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Great proiduct, was very easy to install in my 99 Accord. Works like a charm and is great for
my Sirius, Blackberry, and IPod! Would say this is a must have upgrade.

Works and Sounds Great - Install Tips!

Written By jev, Snoqualmie, WA on Sunday, June 27, 2010

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I put this in a 2001 Civic EX sedan and it works and sounds great. But here's a tip: The Crutchfield installation instructions said to take out the factory stereo when installing this, BUT I was able to reach the plug-in from below WITHOUT taking out the deck. Saved me lots of time and possible dash dings. I also drilled a hole in the the little compartment below the deck and fed my RCA plugs through it. Now I just tuck the iPod and wires in there and close the little door when I leave the car. Finally, the instructions say you only need the ground wire when using portable equipment. I've read that if you use your iPod with a charger while grounded you will get clicks and pops in your signal. So I wired the ground through a $2 push-button switch. I drilled a hole for the switch in a pop-out blank in the lower console so now I can easily turn the ground on or off depending on whether I'm charging or not. This is a super cool little device that keeps your vehicle looking stock and does not require a fancy new deck with detachable face-plates and all that other stuff to worry about. Thanks Crutchfield!

HON98-AUX Performance and installation review

Written By Kevin, Bay area, CA on Sunday, June 06, 2010

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Installation:
I just installed the HON98-AUX adapter in my 2004 Honda Civic EX. It was a bit harder than what I have read. The instructions provided by Crutchfield were about 90% accurate, missing some detail around one key step, but the technical help line answered my question within minutes. All in all, a bit of a knucklebuster, but relatively simple installation.
Performance: Does what it says on the tin. As soon as I had it hooked up, I turned on the radio and it was ready to go, no fuss, no problems. Amazingly simple product that works great. The audio from my XM Skydock is crystal clear with zero staic/buzzing/etc. I installed using double sided foam tape and placed it right behind the radio.

Cons: None really, the reason I gave a 4 was that the instructions were a bit lacking and also from the initial tech support did not inform me that I would need additional adapter(RCA to 3.5mm) to make my product work. Got one, no probs, but cost me a day.

Best no-frills upgrade

Written By David, New Jersey on Thursday, May 20, 2010

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I installed this in my 2004 Honda Civic last night. I borrowed another reviewer's idea
and installed it with the Poly-Planar IC-3.5PM. I couldn't be happier with the results. The
installation took a bit longer than I thought, only because I was a bit timid about taking
apart the console to get the radio out and getting the Poly-Planar IC-3.5PM installed
cleanly took a little creativity with a drill (I wish I could add a picture of this, cuz I'm pretty
proud of my first ever install!) I can now listen cd quality music from my iphone and
pandora without the static of an fm transmitter! Just an fyi, I didn't use the ground but I
don't get any static or buzzing when using it without a charger as some of the other
reviewer do.

CD quality audio!

Written By Anonymous, Charleston, WV on Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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I bought this as an upgrade to an FM converter for my wife. Had so many headaches
with the FM converter - static, always having to change the station, sub-par audio, etc. I
installed this converter in less than an hour. I used the Poly-Planar IC-3.5PM for a
factory-look installation. What a differnece in sound! I did not use the ground cable
and have had no issues with noise. Top notch product and service. I would, though,
recommend purchasing the Pro.Fit Trim Panel Tool- I marred the dash a bit using a
screw driver to pop the dash trim off.

Should have bought this years ago

Written By Probe, Chicago on Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Thanks to previous writers, especially regarding the need to ground unit if not using a
charger with it, using foam tape to place it on top of radio, and ordering the 2 male RCA
jacks into one 3.5m cable (which plugs into the MP3 headphone jack). For some
reason, after I installed mine, the background light
bulbs for the digital clock, and the air conditioning control panel LCD both burned out
immediately. I followed instructions carefully, and disconnected the car's battery during
the install. Should this happen to you, the bulbs are actually easy to replace. Each is
removed by using a phillips screwdriver on the small circular plastic disc on the rear of
each unit. The clock is simple because there is only one, but the air conditioning unit
has about 6. The one for the LCD screen is the only one with a black disk (the others are
all white). It is the one immediately behind the bottom right corner of the LCD screen.
You'll need to go to your Honda dealer to get the bulbs. Mine knew the part number for
the one for the clock, but not the AC unit, so I would suggest removing the old one and
taking in with you to make sure you get the correct bulb (they're different). 4-stars for
not including needed cable and foam tape.

Skeptical at first, now I recommend this

Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Thursday, October 22, 2009

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I was skeptical regarding the ease of installation and the quality of the product. Seemed too good to be true, but I installed this in 15 mins while on vacation. We used it whith an iPhone the whole drive home and now recommend this to everyone. The instructions were clear and well documented for our Odyssey.

Great product, not-so-great install directions

Written By Anonymous, Roswell, GA on Sunday, August 23, 2009

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I have never installed any car stereo equipment before I installed this aux converter in my 2004 Honda Pilot. I had no problems taking out the factory radio (thanks Crutchfield), but the directions from the manufacturer gave no suggestions as to where to actually place this rather large converter box. With a 10" cable there was no way to route it to the glove box. I called Crutchfield but they could not suggest a location. I almost gave up but then realized that the box could sit on top of the radio..just enough room. I then routed the RCA cable from the converter box through the glove box with easy access from the console so I could plug in and operate my iPod. In the end the install took me a little over an hour with the calls and delays. This setup works fine and the sound is GREAT!

Sirius Great Sound

Written By johnnycanada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I was running Sirius via a fm modulator and grew tired of the interference I was experiencing. My 2002 Honda Civic is not equiped with a aux in unfortunately. A friend helped me install the HON98-AUX and unfortunately I neglected to read the instructions closely enough and grounded the aux causing interference through my speakers. We tore my deck out for a second time and removed the ground and now it sounds superb! Remember when you are using a powered device (plugged into the cigarette lighter) do not ground the unit. I don't know how I lived without this product so long! Worth every penny!

Good upgrade to use your MP3 player

Written By LeAnn, Orange, CA on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Just installed the adapter, and it works very well. For me there is a single "pop" sound between tracks (might be my player?). The pop sound is quieter with the mp3 player volume up and the stereo volume lower. I have a Honda Civic 2002 factory stereo. I can push the cd button on the stereo face and it switches to play either the regular cd player or the mp3 player. Good bye cds. This is an inexpensive way to enjoy your music collection on the road. I would definitely recommend this product.

Works as advertised, except...

Written By Philip, Catonsville, MD on Monday, March 23, 2009

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I hooked up this unit to my factory radio on my 2002 Honda Civic, no sweat. Very simple install, the audio from my iPod sounds great. Make sure your iPod is charged though, if you're charging the iPod and listening to it you'll hear a faint buzz in the background. Also, I have a Sirius Starmate 5 radio and I had an inline FM modulator to play the music directly through the radio. It sounded good, but now that I have run it through the Aux input it sounds even better. I think there's a problem with my 3/8" to RCA L/R cable though, when the car is moving there's a buzz that get louder as your accelerate. It's a little annoying, and I have since switched back to the inline FM modulator. I think it's the cable though, I need to find something with a little more shielding to get rid of the interference. Other than that, I'm very happy with this product.

Reasonable update for older system

Written By Peter, Bainbridge, OH on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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I wanted a way to play my mp3 player in my car. This worked out great, better than replacing the whole unit. It can work with any brand mp3 player with the standard 3.5mm output. Although the Crutchfield price was little higher other sites, the shipping cost was better, and they shipped super quick. Installation was a breeze.

Waay better than a radio transmitter!

Written By Angela, Hagerstown, MD on Friday, February 06, 2009

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The PIE auxiliary input is an awesome little device that allows you to listen to any mp3 player in your car with out a radio transmitter. For awhile I went back to CD's because its so hard to pick up a clear station anymore. It's great to have my mp3 back in my car with awesome sound!

The only thing I noticed is when I have it plugged in at the same time as my charger, I can hear a high pitch buzz sound behind the music but it's not really a problem because I usually have a full charge before I get into my car anyway.

I highly recommend getting one installed if you love music in your car at all times!!

Great Product!

Written By Scott, Bellingham, WA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Very quick and easy to install in a '02 Honda Civic. Sound quality is great...I highly recommend it.

Easy as P.I.E (Precision Interface Electronics)

Written By Mark, Washington DC on Friday, January 23, 2009

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I was skeptical of doing the installation myself. But after talking to the Crutchfield account rep. I was sold (basically if there was a problem I could return the item). With their instructions I was able to install the interface in no more than 20 minutes, and that included a quick trip out to get the (Crutchfield recommended) Aux adapter. We are absolutely loving the product and the service.

Great Product

Written By Portia, Newark, DE on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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I purchased this device after getting the suggestion and favorable reviews from this site and it works great. The mastersheet included was very helpful and I was able to pop out my honda accord factory stereo in minutes. I just plugged the adapter into the cd changer slot and wah-lah.....I can listen to my entire cd collection in my car. The sound quality is superb and I'm really glad I made this purchase! I gave it a four rating because the wire connection was really short ,which made finding a place to mount the device a little taxing.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By russ-89, Bismarck ND on Sunday, July 27, 2008

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The product works great with only one drawback.  I expected that by using the factory inputs that the valume would work like the CD or FM.  Not so.  You have to crank the mp3 all the way up and still turn up the head unit.  It sounds great, but don't forget and switch inputs or it will blast you.

Great Product!!!

Written By Rodney, South Ozone Park, NY on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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This product saved me from purchasing a new head unit.., buy allowing me to connect directly to my factory radio with no problems... I have recommended this product to everyone that I know!

Perfect Fit

Written By Craig, Mount Pleasant, MI on Sunday, June 29, 2008

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The included detailed instruction helped me install this efficiently into my 2004 Honda Civic Sedan. It is the solution I was looking for to play my iPod in my car with digital quality sound. I should have bought this 4 years ago when I got my iPod, now I always have all my songs with me ready to play.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Flynice, Fresno, CA on Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Took me about 45 minutes to rip open the packaging, read the directions, pop the radio out and plug the thing in. Easy, easy, easy. Oh... it also sounds great.

Installed in a 03 Honda Odyssey EX

Written By Kenneth, Harvey, LA on Thursday, May 15, 2008

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I have an Audiovox Express XM Tuner installed on a Honda Odyssey but
was very unhappy with the way XM Sureconnect had to run one of the
wires to the vehicles antenna located on the front right hood (exposed
wire on the hood and coupling Clip to the antenna was exposed to the
open on the base of the antenna), in addition I was not thrilled with having
to change and locate clearer FM stations on long distance trips. Did some
web research, and received some email support from Lyle at Crutchfield
and decided to buy the Honda AUX Input converter - overall cost was my
determining factor. Installation was easy (5 min) and straightforward -
installed to the stock Head Unit. I drilled a hole in the back of the empty
plastic storage container found beneath the stock CD Player and ran my
RCA/Mini plug connection cable (this connector is NOT included with the AUX
input converter) thru the hole and tied a knot in the connector wire to
prevent the cable from retracting back thru the hole. A ground wire comes
with this input converter. Thru trial and error I've determined the ground
wire should NOT be grounded. I ran a 30 inch line of extension wire to the
stock ground wire (which is extremely short out of the box), twisted the
two wires together and ran this ground wire to a location tucked away
behind my center stack within easy reach - the wire is not grounded but
remains ready. Don't believe I will ever need it - tried CD. cassette, ipod,
XM tuners - sounds clear ungrounded.

works like a charm

Written By Carreon, Gurnee, IL. on Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I connected this device into a 01 Honda CR-V. this little guy works as designed with no problems. This gives you the flexibility to keep your stock radio to deter thieves or if you simply enjoy your stock radio but to enjoy so much more. I like how it gives you RCA audio connections on it. The size isn't too big, so it was easy for me to strap it in place behind the dash. You can either get a converting cable for MP3 use or actually hook up RCAs for a DVD player for all to enjoy. Once connected, I pushed the AUX button on the stock radio and it was that easy. I only wish that they made these things for all model types.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Juan, South Florida on Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Excellent product; no problem installing on my 2002 Odyssey EXL with
factory video. I removed dash cover, pulled radio and plugged included
connector, got rid of my fm modulator and use audio cables to connect my
XM Commander to this adapter. The sound is incredible; with the fm
modulator I had to increase the volume to the 6 or 7th bar to able to hear a
decent sound from my radio. With this unit, if I increase it past the 2nd bar
it becomes too loud. Highly recommend this product for the Odyssey; don't
know about other cars or if you need to connect other portable devices.

It works with a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid with OEM AM/FM/CD radio

Written By Fred, Miami, FL on Monday, March 17, 2008

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I've successfully installed this interface in my 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid with the factory OEM AM/FM/CD radio. I am using this product to interface my HD Radio add-on tuner using the RCA L/R connections. The CD button on the OEM Radio controls access to this interface. A great product. It was a simple plug-and-play installation thanks to Crutchfield's included installation documentation.

adapter didn't fit

Written By Kevin, CT on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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after taking out the whole dash - the adapter didn't fit the factory radio. There wasn't the size plug shown on my 6 cd changer unit - a waste of time and I assume $$

Precision Interface Electronics HON98-AUX

Written By Spaceghost145, Cranberry Twp, PA on Saturday, January 19, 2008

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Installed in my 2001 Odyssey for my Zune mp3 player without any installation issues. Works great !

Worked as advertised

Written By Arvin, Los Angeles, Ca on Sunday, December 23, 2007

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Installed this in my 2000 Accord without any issues. Sounds great. The instructions were clear. The only challenge was grounding it. Called Crutchfield and they said I could tap into the stereo ground but after a bit of searching I found a ground plate just below the stereo and used the plate to ground. The unit was attached to the top of the stereo using double stick tape and I pulled the RCA cables through the small opening at the back of the center storage area.

Great Product

Written By Clinton, Reading, PA on Sunday, August 19, 2007

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This is a great product. I've read other reviews about this and I don't know why they had problems mounting this unit. On my 99 Civic there is a metal bracket right under the cd player and it was perfect for putting the converter there, in fact I just used a zip tie to fasten it there. The sound quality is far better than FM transmitters. I also have to say thanks to Crutchfield for all the free info they provide.

Be aware of the ground

Written By Craig, Mission, KS on Sunday, July 29, 2007

I installed this in a 2000 Honda Civic. As with most other reviewers, I must say the sound quality is awesome and it works really well.

However, I would like to note that the instructions state that if you're using a battery-powered device (such as an iPod), you'll need to connect the ground. However if that device is connected via a car charger, then you should not connect the ground. This is obviously not optimal for a device like an iPod because sometimes you'll have it charging, and other times you won't. And depending on whether the ground is connected or you're using the car charger, different combinations of those scenarios will result in a whining or buzzing noise coming through the speakers. I would highly recommend installing a switch on the ground line so you can ground or unground the HON98-AUX depending on whether or not you're charging the iPod. (You'll want to ground when you're on battery power and unground when charging).

If you're not too picky, this isn't an absolute necessity, but for maximum sound quality on a device that may or may not be charging, I would recommend doing this.

If you take care of this, the HON98-AUX works wonderfully!

(minus one star for PIE not doing a better job of informing and troubleshooting this issue)

Works well, easy to install

Written By james, Seattle, WA on Thursday, May 24, 2007

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Once installed in our 2003 Honda Civic LX this aux adapter worked quite well.

The installation went better than it would have if I had not had the installation instructions from Crutchfield. There were only a few problems I ran into:

1. I didn't have the prying tool it listed in the instructions so it was a little hard to remove the dashboard panels without scratching them up. I went really slow and used a screw driver instead.

2. There was no good way to mount this device. I wished that I had some double sided foam tape or some self tapping screws to mount it.

The installation was easier than in the instructions though. The instructions showed how to take off the entire accessory panel and take out the stereo. But once I had removed the lower section, I was able to reach behind the stereo and plug in the adapter. Then I ran the SHORT cable through a small hole into the area behind the glove box. This allowed me to put the adapter box in there. I ended up using some long zip ties to attach it to some other items behind the glove box. Installing it here was nice because I can easily reach the RCA input plugs on the new box.

WARNING - Watch out for the yellow cables in this area. I found out afterwards that they are the cables for the airbags and you can cause a lot of costly damage or possibly hurt yourself if you mess with them. Luckily I didn't move them around too much.

Overall it was a good buy. Works much better than FM receivers and cheaper than replacing the whole stereo. Also it was worth paying extra to buy it here and get the install instructions.

USA Spec Interface is much better

Written By John, NH on Thursday, February 15, 2007

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This interface was a pain to hook up, as the cable was too short to allow for a good mounting location in a 2003 Civic Si. Once installed, the factory radio had trouble recognizing it, often requiring the ignition to be turned off and back on. When it worked, there was noticible noise when the MP3 player was used with a power adapter that required powerline filtering to reduce to acceptable levels. I returned this unit and replaced it with a USA spec interface that works flawlessly. Plus, the cable is at least 3 times longer allowing for a much cleaner installation. The extra money is well worth it even if you don't need the second set of inputs.

good stuff

Written By alabamatoy, Madison, Alabama on Saturday, February 03, 2007

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99 Honda Accord. Item does exactly as advertised. Audio quality seems good, hookup was trivial, disassembly of the dash is easy but requires some tinkering to determine the tricks required. I used double-sided foam tape to secure the device behind the dash on top of the factory radio, would be nice if the device came with some double-sided foam tape for this purpose.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Eric, Oak Harbor, WA on Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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I have a 1999 Honda CR-V and did the installation myself. It was very easy to install and works perfectly.

Is as advertised

Written By Dave, Vienna, WV on Monday, October 02, 2006

I own two Honda Civics. In my 2004 Civic EX, I already had a Roady XM receiver with FM hookup to the factory radio. I wanted something better and to be able to add my 30gig iPod. So, I purchesed the HON98-AUX and the appropriate cables from Crutchfield and the rest is history. Works like a charm. It is much better less the FM interface.

Works Great

Written By Chris, Kansas City on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

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This little device is super! Easy to install with the Crutchfield Master Sheet showing how to remove the factory radio. Sound is awesome! My only complaint is that the cord connecting the unit to the factory radio is only about 10 inches, which severely limits mounting locations.

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Sean, Austin, Texas on Sunday, May 21, 2006

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Product works great and easy to install. Just plugs directly into the back of the cd changer as says. Custom made a RCA wire with a female tip and placed in dash, for clean line-in. The quality of the sounds is amazing. Even better then the CD's that my factory radio plays, and definately better than the lame FM modulators, which provide a great deal of static, currently on the market. Great product to buy.

Makes Stock Head Unit Bearable

Written By Chris, Montclair, NJ on Saturday, March 25, 2006

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This device works like a charm. It is easy to setup, and works great. I use it to play my portable MP3 players through the stock radio and makes the limitations of the stock radio bearable. So if you plan to keep you stock radio, get this device. It is a smart investment.

Great Sound Quality Made Easy

Written By Brian, Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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I was tired of the static and bad sound quality of the built in FM Mod. on my Sirius Radio. Bought this and the sound quality has improved alot. NO MORE STATIC. Best of all the HON98-AUX was very easy to install anyone can do it.

The Siruis Saver

Written By Zuba, Kansas City on Friday, September 16, 2005

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When I first got sirius installed in my 2002 accord with the JVC adapter I was not happy at all. Static feedback through the fm modulator was horrible..I was so disappointed...You could say AM Quality..I got this bad boy installed in my 2002 accord and BOOM BOOM...crystal clear CD quality for just $60.00!! I am so happy there was a solution...A national electronics retailer told me that I already had the highest quality....how lame they are...Thank you Crutchfield for your knowledge and solving my Sirius Problem.

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