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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Connect a portable music player, satellite radio tuner, or DVD player to your factory Honda receiver (Model HON-AUX)

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by Tim Sprinkle

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 HON-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 8-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.

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  • Aux input adapter
  • 12" Cable
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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 HON-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 cable, 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 two RCA (left and right audio) inputs on one side. On the other side of the adapter is a rectangular 10-pin jack that interfaces with the supplied cable. The adapter end of the cable has the 10-pin plug and the other end has a round 8-pin plug which plugs into the factory radio.

 
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4 out of 5

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Jimmy, Orlando, FL on Friday, May 20, 2011
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The device works as intended, flawlessly. Installation is easy, straight forward, and completely within the capabilities of a beginner. Unfortunately, the device accepts Radio Frequency interference from the vehicle's charging system which results in a faint whine heard from the speakers, but only under heavy (extended application of Wide Open Throttle) acceleration. A noise condenser incorporated into the device's circuitry would've been a simple proactive solution to such a problem. Otherwise, I am very pleased with the device's function and performance!
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5 out of 5

Perfect for iPhone integration

Written By djcache, New York on Thursday, May 05, 2011
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This adapter works perfectly. I didn't get any weird electrical noises or
interference coming through, just a clean full-range stereo auxiliary audio
connection.

I have a 98 Acura CL w/o a CD Changer, so I plugged this device into the back
of the Factory Stereo (which requires removing it). Install wasn't difficult (the
Master Sheets had all the instructions) but the 98 Acuras were built to make
their stereos hard to steal, so it took about 1/2 hr to pull the center console, and
carefully pull the wood trim and whatnot to get the head unit out w/o breaking
anything. I connected a stereo Y-cable from the adapter, zip-tied it behind the
dash so it wouldn't rattle around, drilled a hole in the back of the pocket shelf
below my stereo and pulled the cable through. Put it all back together and voila!
When I leave the car I fold the cable into the pocket shelf and you'd never know
it was there, totally hidden. I could plug into the headphone jack on my iPhone
4, but instead I used a 1/8" female-female coupler between the Y cable and my
Kensington Bluetooth LiquidAux adapter.This thing let's you stream music,
hear GPS instructions, make/receive calls ALL Hands-free over Bluetooth
AND CHARGES my iPhone 4 all at the same time! It even has a wireless
remote that straps to your steering wheel (I strapped mine to the e-brake) And
now it all comes over my car stereo's speakers. It's the perfect solution.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Jeff, San Diego, CA on Thursday, March 17, 2011
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I've had this product installed for about a week and I really enjoy having the
ability to listen to my mp3 player in the car. The sound quality is great.

I only gave it 4 stars because of a few quirky issues:

1. The cord that is included with the item is very short. The converter box
doesn't even reach the floor in my 97 Honda Civic.

2. The build quality doesn't seem too high. It's basically a cheap plastic box
with a few wiring connections and lots of empty space inside.

3. No mounting hardware is included. This is a minor complaint because the
box doesn't even reach the floor to be mounted anyways.

These are all just small quirks that don't really affect the functionality of the
product and overall it does what it's supposed to very well. Given that I couldn't
find any comparable alternatives to this item I would buy another one if I
lost this item or it was stolen. Crutchfield was fine in handling the order and I
have no complaints towards purchasing from them.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect product - Perfect fit

Written By TH, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, September 08, 2010
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I needed a new way to hook up my mp3 player after my cassette player finally kicked the
bucket - looking back, I should have switched to this adapter MUCH sooner. Set up
was very straightforward. I hooked this up in the trunk of my Acura, where the factory 6-disc
CD Changer is located. Fished the audio cables through to the center console.... and I'm up
and running again. 5 stars so far. Hopefully this will last as long as my car.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By globalreach, columbus, OH on Monday, August 30, 2010
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its a superb product, excellent if not perfect audio quality, installation was
rather easy, however i'd make the cord a bit longer. maybe 2ft instead of 1ft.
would just allow for easier access to the left/right audio jacks.
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5 out of 5

Aux Adapater for Honda Accord

Written By Anonymous, Bay Area, CA on Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Since my teenage daughter started to drive this car (1994 Honda Accord LX with factory radio), she kept pitching for a new car or a newer model because she could not listen to her IPOD in the car. Well, I did my research, found this Honda-AUX adaptor (P.I.E HON-AUX). Came with instructions. It was easy to install. The advisor also suggested I buy a noise filter (PAC SNI-1).

The noise filter did not enhance or change the sound quality but I never tested without when driving. So I will not know whether it is needed or not. A small price to know that your sound system will not pick-up static from the engine.

A new decent Radio/CD/MP3 player with front AUX would have cost me $140 or more. This purchase was less than $80 to make my daughter and me happy. Good value!
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5 out of 5

Easy for the non-mechanically inclined

Written By bex, Wilmington, DE on Thursday, October 23, 2008
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After our 96 Honda Civic was vandalized and its after-market radio stolen we decided we wanted an unobtrusive way to jack in an ipod. This device worked with the factory radio (we had it still) and was trivial to connect.

My only experience installing car audio before this was literally watching the guy at a local shop reinstall the factory deck. Between that and the extensive Crutchfield documentation this was an easy install. A little bit of heavy duty velcro attached it to the top of the cd storage tray in the dash. Voila an unobtrusive jack.

The short cord between the device and the radio was a small challenge, but by no means a show stopper. I used a long RCA to 3.5 mini and have the plug right where I want it.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By Timothy, Minneapolis, MN on Friday, February 22, 2008
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Just got this for my 97 Accord LX. Was in and running in about 20 minutes, would have been quicker but it was 15 degrees outside...

Only issue was the cord that connects the box to the factory deck is only about a foot or a foot and a half long at best. Made it kind of tricky to find a place to mount the box to where it would still be accessible.

I mounted it under the glove box though, sound quality is great. Very happy with this product.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For Honda

Written By Daniel, Corona, NY on Thursday, September 21, 2006
 
I installed this product after trying both the cassette and the FM adapter in my factory 98 Acura 2.3cl. After removing the receiver, installation is just plug and play. In the car environment, to my ears there is no difference between the CD sound and my mp3 player through this little device. It's just that good.
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great way to get an aux in on your factory deck

Written By Jonathan, Redwood City, CA on Monday, January 09, 2006
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I bought this little gadget to help integrate my iPod with my car stereo system using the Harmon Kardon Drive + Play. I started out using an FM transmitter, but if you've tried to use an FM transmitter in a populated area, you know how dissatisfying the sound quality is. I pulled the factory deck out of my 2000 Acura integra, plugged this device into the round CD changer plug, hooked up the RCA plugs from my iPod, and it worked! No fiddling or troubleshooting, it just worked. It took a little time to stuff all the wiring back into the console, but it fit with a little effort.

I've been using it for a while now, and I'm very happy with the sound I get from it. The only negative thing I've noticed is that I sometimes get a high pitched noise that seems to get louder and higher when reving the engine up. In fairness, I have no idea whether this is caused by this device or the iPod integration and I've attributed it to my inexperience in wiring car audio systems.

All in all, I'm very happy with it. Much better than using an FM transmitter or having to buy a whole new deck for an aux-in.
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