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2006-2011 Honda Civic

Upgrading the stereo system in your Civic
2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011

2006 Honda Civic coupe (Crutchfield Research Photo)

In brief: This Crutchfield Research Garage article gives you an overview of your Civic's stock stereo system and your aftermarket upgrade options. Use our vehicle selector to find the gear that will fit your car.

Overview of the Honda Civic

After the Honda Civic’s initial release in 1972, it gradually evolved from its humble beginnings as a sub-compact coupe, to become a leader in the compact segment. By 2011, the (much) bigger, better Civic regularly topped nearly all competitors in U.S. market sales.

The Civic was available as a coupe or sedan, with a host of optional amenities ranging from leather seating to premium entertainment systems, to high-revving 1800cc, and 2000cc VTec engines. The Civic was also one of the first widely accepted hybrid gas-electric vehicles.

Honda Civic sedan

There are plenty of sharp-looking 2006-2011 Civics out there, so whether you have one already, or just want one, you have excellent taste in cars. An aftermarket sound system is a great way to make your car truly yours. Here are a few tips on how to upgrade the audio in your Honda Civic.

The Honda Civic's stereo (Crutchfield Research Photo)

The Honda Civic's stereo (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Factory stereo system

The 2006-2011 Honda Civic carried a base stereo package comprised of an AM/FM/CD unit with an auxiliary input and either four or six speakers. The 6-speaker system added a pair of tweeters in the dash.

An upgraded sound system was also available for Civic owners who wanted a bit more oomph from their stereos. This system featured seven speakers, including a subwoofer in the rear deck. An external amplifier was included to power it all.

An in-dash GPS navigation receiver was another option available on most models. We'll get into the pros and cons of replacing this receiver below.

Removing the radio (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Removing the radio (Crutchfield Research Photo)\

Replacing your factory radio

With a variety of factory stereo systems comes a variety of techniques used to remove them. Here's a quick breakdown of the basic things you'll need to do:

4- or 6-speaker stereo systems without navigation

The Civic can handle either a single-DIN or double-DIN stereo, so you have lots of options for your new receiver. When you replace your factory stereo, you’ll lose the auxiliary input, so make sure your new stereo has the inputs you need for your electronic devices and music sources.

Removing the factory stereo is a little bit involved, but our Crutchfield MasterSheet will walk you through it, step by step. To remove the factory stereo, the first thing you’ll need to do is use a panel tool to pry away the knee panel located just under the steering column. Once the retaining clips are free and the knee panel is out of the way, locate the single Phillips screw in the center of the lower internal dash assembly and remove it. This process will allow you to lift the entire instrument trim panel away, disconnect the instrument-cluster’s wiring harness then move on.

Next, open the storage compartment, pry off the internal storage panel located next to the power module and remove it. Once that panel has been set aside, remove the two 8mm Phillips screws located behind the panel, then move to the trim panel that encloses the stereo and climate controls. Pry the trim away until the retaining clips are free and, finally, lift the entire trim assembly away from the dash in order to gain access to the radio/climate control assembly, lift it out, disconnect the wiring harness, and set it aside.

Honda Civic dash adapter kit

Honda Civic dash adapter kit

Installing a new stereo, no matter which size you choose, will require a special integration kit. This kit replaces the central dash panel and integrates the climate controls and new stereo, just like the factory dash panel. The kit is available in three colors, to match your dash.

When installing the integration kit, you’ll need to remove the climate controls from the factory dash panel and attach them to the kit. Once you’ve mounted the kit, installing the new stereo in your Civic is straightforward. Just follow the mounting instructions included with the kit.

You’ll also need a wiring harness so that you can connect the new stereo without cutting into to the car’s wiring. You attach the wires from one end of the harness to the wires from the stereo. The other end of the harness has a connector that plugs into the Civic’s stereo connector. Honda uses a non-standard connector for the radio antenna, so you need an adapter for that, too.

Detailed stereo and speaker removal instructions

MasterSheet image
With step-by-step disassembly instructions and plenty of up-close, detailed photos, our exclusive Crutchfield MasterSheet™ takes the guesswork out of removing the factory stereo and speakers. It's free with your Crutchfield order, or you can purchase one separately for just $9.99.

Luckily, when you purchase your stereo from Crutchfield, the wiring harness, the antenna adapter, and the integration kit are deeply discounted with your order. A pack of Posi-Products Car Stereo Connectors makes the job of connecting the harness wires to the stereo wires much easier.

One important note: If your Civic is a DX model that doesn’t have a factory stereo, you’ll need to purchase stereo mounting brackets from your local Honda dealer.

Amplifier bypass harness

The amplifier bypass harness from Metra

7-speaker stereo system without navigation

The upgraded, 7-speaker system is largely the same, and you'll use the same integration kit in the dash. The biggest difference comes from the addition of a factory amplifier. You'll need to bypass that amp when you install your new receiver.

Bypassing the amplifier entails using a "bypass harness" to run the speaker wires from your new stereo to the factory amplifier location. (This bypass harness is offered at a discount if you purchase your new stereo from Crutchfield.) The location of this amplifier depends on which type of car you have. In sedans, it’s located under the driver’s seat. Just run the harness’ wires to the amp.

In coupes, you’ll find the amp beneath the center console, in front of the gear shifter. In this case, you’ll need to disassemble the console to get the wires to the amp, a process that is explained fully in your Crutchfield MasterSheet.

In either case, you unplug the speaker connector from the amplifier and plug it into the connector on the bypass harness. This removes the factory amplifier from the system, letting you safely power your speakers with the new in-dash receiver.

You'll need to install an aftermarket amplifier with a low-pass crossover if you want to retain the factory subwoofer.

For a look at how to do this installation, watch our stereo and speaker installation video at the end of this article.

Honda navigation system (Crutchfield Research Photo)

The optional Honda navigation radio (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Civic stereo systems with navigation

If your Civic came with a factory navigation system, you'll be happy to know that the radio replacement process is quite similar to those listed above, thanks to the availability of a suitable dash kit.

Tools needed: Phillips screwdriver, panel tool, 8mm socket, ratchet, and extension

Steering wheel audio controls

It's relatively easy to retain your Civic's steering wheel audio controls when you install a new stereo. When you enter your vehicle information, our database will choose the adapter you need to make your factory steering wheel controls work with your new receiver.

Shop for car stereos that fit your Honda Civic DX

Replacing your factory speakers

Regardless of which stereo system your Civic has, speaker access and replacement is essentially the same. There are some differences between the coupe and sedan, of course, and they're noted below.

Civic tweeter location (Crutchfield Research Photo)

The tweeters are near the base of the A-pillars. They're not easy to replace, but the work is worth it. (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Dash tweeters

If your Civic has tweeters in the dash, they are easy to remove. Just pry up the dash grille panel and pull it toward you to remove it. Unplug the tweeter harness and pry the tweeter out of its setting. Installing replacement tweeters involves fashioning a mounting bracket, and we offer a universal backstrap that’s great for this.

If you’re comfortable using a hole saw, you can flush-mount the tweeters in the dash grille itself. You’ll have to cut off the plug on the speaker wires and connect the wires directly to the new tweeter’s wires. A few Posi-Product speaker connectors would be very helpful here.

The factory tweeter has a diameter of 1-1/2" and you have an available depth of 1-1/8", so keep these dimensions handy when you’re shopping for replacements.

Factory front door speaker (Crutchfield Research Photo)

A front door speaker (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Front door speakers

The front doors will accept a healthy variety of aftermarket speakers, but the space between the front of the speaker and the door panel (called the mounting height) is limited to 3/4", so speakers with especially large tweeter assemblies might not fit. If you have questions, give us a call and talk to an Advisor.

You’ll need a mounting bracket to hold the speaker in place and a wiring harness so that you can install the new speaker without modifying the Civic’s wiring. These parts are available at a discount when you purchase your new speakers from Crutchfield.

The process of removing the door panel varies slightly depending on whether you have a coupe or sedan. In either case, you’ll remove a few screws behind the door release and handle, then pry off the door panel. The speaker is held in place by a single screw. Remove the screw, pull out the speaker, and unplug the factory wiring harness from the speaker. Our MasterSheet™ instructions, included with your order or available separately, will walk you through this process step-by-step.

Now for the new speakers. Attach the speaker to the mounting bracket, according to the included instructions. Connect the wiring harness to the speaker, then plug it into the Civic’s wiring connector. Mount the new speaker and bracket assembly in the door with the same screw you removed earlier, then reassemble the door panel.

Honda Civic rear deck (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Replacing the coupe's rear deck speakers takes effort, but the actual job isn't all that difficult (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Rear deck speakers

The rear deck speakers can also be replaced with a healthy variety of aftermarket speakers. You’ll need to use a mounting bracket and wiring harness and, as noted above, you'll get a very nuce discount on those when you buy them from Crutchfield.

Rear deck speaker (Crutchfield Research Photo)

The Civic coupe's rear deck speakers (Crutchfield Research Photo)


The installation process depends on whether you have a coupe or sedan. In the 2-door version, you’ll have to pry up the rear deck to uncover the speakers.

This is done by folding down the rear seat and removing two screws in the front edge of the rear deck. (In EX and SI coupes that have a subwoofer, there are ten retaining clips instead of the screws.

Place your hand under the front edge of the rear deck and push up to release them.) Pull down the trim panel for the trunk light and disconnect the rear-window brake light harness. Guide the seat belt through the slot in the rear deck and remove the deck. Remove the single screw from each speaker, pull up the speaker, and unplug the wiring connector.

Just like in the front doors, you'll attach the mounting bracket to the new speaker, connect the wiring harness, and secure the new speaker assembly to the rear deck. Repeat with the other speaker, then reassemble the rear deck.

Honda Civic sedan rear speaker (Crutchfield Research Photo)

The Civic sedan's rear speakers are much easier to work with (Crutchfield Research Photo)


Replacing the rear speakers is a much easier task in the Civic sedan. No panel removal, no problem. All you have to do is pry up the grilles over each speaker, then remove the four screws securing the speaker to the deck. Assemble the speaker and mounting bracket structure, connect the wires, and put it all back together.

You'll find some notes below on what you'll need to do when you're replacing the factory subwoofer found in the Civic EX and SI models.

Tools needed: Phillips screwdriver, small flat blade screwdriver, panel tool

Shop for speakers that fit your Honda Civic DX

Factory subwoofer (Crutchfield Research Photo)

The factory sub is in the rear deck (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Bass in your Honda Civic

Some Civic models have a factory subwoofer mounted in the center of the rear deck. Technically-speaking, this location is sized to fit an 8" subwoofer, but in actuality, there’s not a lot of room for an aftermarket sub. The mounting height is limited to half an inch due to the rear deck panel, while mounting depth and magnet width are both limited by the trunk torsion bars below (available depth is 4" and magnet diameter is 4-1/2").

The rear deck is a very handy spot to mount a better woofer if you can find one that fits. An aftermarket sub mounted in this location needs to be free-air capable, and you’ll need to install an amplifier to power it. The factory amp is fine for the factory woofer, but it’s not going to give you the power needed to drive an aftermarket sub.

Removing the woofer is simple. Fold down the rear seats, place your hand under the front edge of the rear deck, and push up to release the deck. Guide the seatbelt through the slot in the panel, then lift the panel off of the deck and set it aside. The woofer is secured by four Phillips screws and the wiring connection.

Standard component subwoofer boxes and powered subs are also a good option in the Civic, depending on how much bass you want and how much cargo room you’re willing to give up. The available space for a subwoofer box is roughly 34" wide and 15" high, with an available depth (front to rear) of 29" at the top, and 34" at bottom.

Shop for vehicle-specific subwoofers for your Honda Civic DX

Other options for your Civic

Looking for some other ways to upgrade your Civic? Here are a few suggestions:

Hands-free calling and iPod® control

If you are keeping your factory stereo, you can still add a Bluetooth® phone interface or an iPod adapter. A universal Bluetooth adapter works with any car. For your iPod or iPhone®, you can add an interface that lets you control your music from the Civic’s stereo, and keep the device charged, too. When installing one of these iPod interfaces, or a one of the Bluetooth kits that need to be hardwired, you still need to remove the factory stereo to connect the new device to the rear input.

Remote start and security systems

Adding remote start capability to your vehicle lets you warm it up in the winter or cool it down in the summer. The iDatastart system is incredibly convenient and makes it easier than ever to install a remote start system, so we highly recommend it. The module requires a vehicle-specific T-harness (sold separately) to connect with your vehicle's computer, security, and ignition systems, so we ask that you call to order so that we can make sure you get the right harness for your ride.

You can also talk to your Crutchfield Advisor about a security system. They’re not as easy to install (we usually suggest letting a professional do the job), but we can help you choose a system that’ll work in your vehicle.

Shop for car security systems for your Honda Civic DX

Watch a quick installation

Now that you have some idea of what's involved in upgrading the audio gear in your Civic, watch our short installation video. You'll see for yourself that the task isn't that hard.

This video is a quick look at the installation. For a step-by-step, detailed look, watch our full-length version of how to install a stereo and speakers in a Honda Civic.

Find the audio gear that fits your car or truck

Visit our Outfit My Car page and enter your vehicle information to see stereos, speakers, subs, and other audio accessories that will work in your vehicle.

Please share your thoughts below.

  • Rhyan Rey from elk grove village il

    Posted on 7/23/2020

    Hi help me to find a good quality front doors speakers L/R and rear center sub woofer/speakers that would fit of My 2008 honda civic Si sedan... only one speaker workin now on my Si... stay safe and have a nice day

    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 7/24/2020

    Rhyan, We can help with that. When you enter your vehicle's info into our Outfit My Car tool, you'll see which speakers fit your car. If you have any questions, our advisors are available via phone or chat.
  • Victor Gabriel from Toppensih

    Posted on 5/13/2020

    hi i have a 2009 honda civic si and i was wondering if i put a 2006 honda civic coupe factory navi stereo would it fit?

    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 5/14/2020

    Victor, Maybe, but there will likely be some wiring issues that get in the way. OEM-OEM swaps like this aren't our usual thing, so you might want to check an online owners' forum to see if anyone else has been able to make this work. Good luck!
  • Tony Vang

    Posted on 12/7/2019

    I have a 2007 Honda Civic Si with navigation and I was wondering if you NEED to buy the dash kit to make one that is not OEM fit? If not then it'll save me money for not having to buy the dash adapter for an aftermarket deck

    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 12/9/2019

    Tony, Yes, you'll definitely need the dash kit and the wiring harness adapter to install a new radio. The good news is that when you buy the radio from us, we'll give you a nice discount on the kit and the adapter. When you enter your car's info into our Outfit My Car tool, you'll see which stereos fit your Civic, plus the correct harness. If you have any questions, our advisors are available via phone or chat.
  • Chad from Orange City, FL

    Posted on 3/31/2019

    I have a 2008 Civic SI Sedan and I plan on upgrading the factory amp to an aftermarket amp, but I'd like to retain the factory speaker wiring of the door and deck speakers for a cleaner installation. Can the Metra bypass harness be utilized to connect the factory speaker wiring to an aftermarket amp? Would the gauge of the factory wiring impede the output power of an aftermarket amp? I have Infinity Kappas 60.9cs and 63.9i in the doors and the deck already installed respectively.

    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 4/1/2019

    Chad, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.
  • Tobias from South Salt Lake

    Posted on 3/28/2019

    This question was also asked on the video installation page. I will be upgrading my factory sound in all four corners with a Kendwood head unit and two sets of components front and back powered by a Kendwood amplifier (also subwoofer in trunk on it's own amp this is not an issue), do you have instructions regarding installing an aftermarket amplifier? I'd like to remove the factory amplifier since it's being replaced my question here is will I still need the amp bypass harness? I'll be using new speaker wire for the connections to new crossovers and speakers and tweeters. If I'm not using the bypass harness will the new stereo harness to connect to the car and the parking brake connection be all that I need aside from my atenna adapter and RCA's?

    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 3/28/2019

    Tobias, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.
  • Daniel from Madisonville

    Posted on 1/10/2019

    I have a 2007 Honda Civic Coupe. The radio that came with the vehicle is the touch screen amfmcd/nav. The battery was dead upon arrival, i purchased at an auction. When I turn the key on the screen doesn't boot anything and the small anti theft light at top right flashes. I can hit the open function and the unit will open but wont close it you hit close- just beeps. Looking for a tip on the problem? I have checked fuse and harness going to the unit.

    Alexander H. from Crutchfield

    on 1/14/2019

    Daniel, you may need to enter the factory reset code. If that doesn't help and you'd like to replace the radio, give us a call!
  • Aaron from Modesto

    Posted on 11/2/2018

    Is an amp bypass harness and installing an aftermarket sub required or is there a way to simply integrate the factory sub to the new stereo?

    Jon P. from Crutchfield

    on 11/2/2018

    Aaron, The factory amp won't work with an aftermarket stereo and that aftermarket stereo only has four channels of power (for the speakers), so there's nothing left to power a factory sub. If you want to keep the stock sub, you'll need to install a new amp to power it. But if you want better bass, ditch the factory sub and install a powered sub instead. It'll cost about the same as the new amp and the installation will be easier. If you have any questions, give us a call or chat. Our Advisors can help you choose the gear you need to get the sound you want.
  • Andrew R from Abilene tx

    Posted on 10/13/2018

    Is there any kind of aux pass through that can replace the factory aux port? I installed a mvh-290bt with the maestro kit to retain steering wheel controls over two years ago and I just can't stand that I have a aux port that does nothing and a aux cable coming out the panel. Just feels like a huge waste.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/10/2018

    Luis, Components can still work, but you might have to get creative with tweeter mounting. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Luis A. López from Aguadilla

    Posted on 4/9/2018

    Mine is a 2006 dx coupe and it doesn't have tweeters. I remove the grill but there's nothing, not even wires. I was gonna buy a pair of component speakers from here but how do i connect the tweeters without wires?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/22/2017

    Jose, If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Jose L Garcia Jr from Somerton

    Posted on 12/21/2017

    Hello recently Bought the Rockford Fosgate Punch P1675-S for my 2009 Honda Civic ex sedan. They are to be mounted on the front doors. any recommendations on how to wire the tweeters to place them on factory front corner dash.( Woofers have an interested crossover so I would want to connect tweeters to woofer but mount woofers on factory location) or would it be recommended to buy an aftermarket adapter to place on the A pillars ? Thank you

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/20/2017

    James, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.

  • James Commodore

    Posted on 12/19/2017

    If I am purchases new speakers is there anything I need to buy to make sure my car still has great sound? Like a new amp and sub.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/19/2017

    Stuart, That's a rare piece indeed, so congrats on finding one! The thing is, those cars are rare in California, where they were actually sold. In Virginia, where they weren't, they're cars we only read about in magazines. There are some suitable shallow-mount speakers out there, but since we haven't done any research into this type of Civic, we're (understandably, we hope) reluctant to say things we don't know for sure. There are, however, some online CNG forums out there that address this topic on your car. Check out some of that info, because it might help you get an idea of what speakers will work and how much work is involved in the installation. After that, give us a call and we'll talk speakers. Good luck!

  • Stuart from Fairfield, CA

    Posted on 12/19/2017

    I just bought a 2008 Civic GX (Natural Gas) sedan. Apparently with the huge Nat Gas tank mounted in the trunk, they don't install factory rear speakers. Do I have any options for maybe some shallow mount speakers that will fit into the stock rear speaker holes? Thanks

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/9/2017

    Andrew, With most modern cars, including yours, we really do recommend using an adapter. When you enter your vehicle's info into our Outfit My Car tool, you'll see which stereos fit your car, plus the correct harness. You'll also save money on the adapter when you buy your new receiver from Crutchfield. If you have any questions, our advisors are available via phone or chat.

  • Andrew from Baytown, Texas

    Posted on 11/8/2017

    Howdy, Do you have a guide if you're not using a wiring harness adapter?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/28/2017

    Brandon, Yes, the amp must always be bypassed when an aftermarket stereo is installed in this Civic.

  • Brandon from Long Beach

    Posted on 9/27/2017

    Jon P, Thank you very much for your response regarding the sub however you may have missed my initial question. Do you always have to bypass the factory amp when installing your aftermarket head unit? I assume since most aftermarket head units are 40-50 watts rms x 4 bypassing the amp is necessary or the signal going to the amp will be too strong. Although I was under the impression that the amp also handles the crossover for the front mid and tweeters. Is this correct? If so, when bypassing the amp will the crossover still work / will the front mid and tweeter still funciton correcly? I really don't care if the factory sub still works after bypassing the amp since it doesn't provide much sound anyways but I want to be sure the tweeters and mids in the door and rear deck still function correctly. Thanks again for your assistance!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/27/2017

    Brandon, No, and we weren't very clear about that, so thanks for bringing it up! You'll need to install an aftermarket amp with a low-pass crossover if you want to retain the factory sub. The article has been updated to reflect that info. Good question!

  • Brandon from Long Beach

    Posted on 9/26/2017

    For a 2008 civic si sedan do you always have to bypass the factory amp when installing an aftermarket head unit? If the amp is bypassed will the factory sub still work?

  • Fabian from San Jose

    Posted on 8/17/2017

    Hi Jon, a quick question, I have a Honda Civic Coupe EX 2006 and wanted to know if is possible to install the Screen radio that the SI version uses...since SI´s and EX´s have both premium audio systems ...will it be be like just plug and play...will it work?... will the the EX harness fit for a SI screen... I knok a receiving kit will have to be used to chage it from buttons stereo to screen stereo but when it comes to wires...will anything else have to be performed or it just wont even tunr on

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/4/2017

    Anne, Alas, individual buttons are hard to find and they won't necessarily be easy to install. There are some OEM (factory) radios available secondhand on various websites (and/or junkyards), so you can try one of those. Or, you can replace the old stereo with an aftermarket model.

  • anne from fremont

    Posted on 8/3/2017

    My son has a 2011 Honda Civic, two of the control button for the sound system are broken ( he broke them accidentally) but everything else works fine. Is there anyway we can get but the buttons and replace them? thanks.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/2/2017

    Steve, It depends on whether the new old receiver is an OEM or an aftermarket model, probably. But with questions like this, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.

  • Steve from Belleville

    Posted on 6/1/2017

    I purchased a used 2006 Honda Civic ex equip with a cracked screen navigation. I purchased a used navigation online and the unit functions but does have sound. Would the bypass harness correct this issue if the navigation is for a different model?

  • Andy

    Posted on 3/31/2017

    I have a 2009 civic ex sedan. I am installing a Kenwood head unit along with new jbl component speakers in the front powered by the head unit. I'm wondering if there is a crossover for the current factory speakers and if I should try to disconnect that to install the jbl crossover. If it exists where would it be located? Any other wiring tips? Thanks!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/7/2017

    Bailey, The all-encompassing and thoroughly vague answer is, "It depends." You probably want a better answer, though! I'm going to forward this to our sales team because chatting with one of our experts can be massively helpful when you're building an aftermarket system. Someone will be contacting you via email soon, but for immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Bailey from Saratoga, NY

    Posted on 2/7/2017

    So I have a 2009 Honda Civic si. So I'm thinking about purchasing the pioneer nex4200. So after installing everything, my tweeters or subwoofer will not work correct? So would I have to buy another amplifier just to get the stock subwoofer to work? If so, would it just be easier to install a different subwoofer?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 1/2/2017

    MMcDermott, If it's trying to eat the business card, it'll probably take a CD. Grab a blank CD, drop a couple of songs onto it, put it in the slot, and see if it plays and ejects properly. That might reset things, but in all likelihood, the old receiver is broken. Buying a new receiver will probably be more cost-effective than fixing the old one, plus you'll get better sound and more connectivity options.

  • MMcDermott from Chicago

    Posted on 12/29/2016

    Hi! The stock CD unit on out 2009 Civic has begun trying to eject a disc, even though we are certain there's not a disc in there. It even interrupts the radio try to eject a disc, showing the "Please Wait." message. If I poke enough buttons, it will display the "Load disc" message. The most I've done to check for a disc is to stick a business card in the slot, and the player tries to pull that in. Is there possibly a reset I can try before I have to take the panel apart?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/28/2016

    Matty, We have harnesses and we have kits, but whether any of them will work in this context is hard to say. For a swap like this, your best info source might be a Civic owners' forum. Of course, there's also a chance that another Crutchfield reader will share some experience here. Good luck!

  • Mattystone from Chicago,IL

    Posted on 11/27/2016

    Hello, I have a 2007 Honda civic coupe and recently purchased what I believe to be a 2012 Honda Civic stereo/Navigation/bluetooth unit. Does Crutchfield sell a wiring harness / plastic piece to adapt this unit?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/24/2016

    Andrew, Good question. I'm going to send this to our sales team for the best answer, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Andrew Johnstone from Indianapolis

    Posted on 10/22/2016

    I took the factory radio out of my Honda Civic 2008 LX because it would turn itself on and off by itself, and change channels as well. I had to take off THREE big multi-pin connectors plus the weird Honda 2-prong antenna one. Shopping on your website I see various wiring adapters but they all look like only one multi-pin plug is involved. What are the other two that hooked into the factory stereo, and what am I supposed to do with them....? The radios I've looked at likewise only have one connector plug plus the antenna one, so I'm not sure what to order. Seems unhealthy to leave two big connectors unhooked.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/8/2016

    Rodney, This is worth a conversation, so I'm going to forward your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Rodney from MIDWEST CITY

    Posted on 9/7/2016

    I have a 2006 honda civic LX. I am going to hook up a kicker zx 750.1 amp pushing two subs at 800 total RMS... I have estimated this will be pulling about 70 amps from the alternator, do I need the big 3?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/28/2016

    Joseph, Not at all. You can also add a factory sound processor to help get the most out of the new speakers.

  • Joseph from Brea

    Posted on 7/27/2016

    Would it be pointless to upgrade the speakers and add a trunk sub/amp and leave the factory head unit? I don't need navi or Bluetooth, so the factory head unit with aux and CD is perfect already.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/11/2016

    If you used the mounting kit, it should be close. Are you experiencing a glare issue? That can happen in Hondas (and other cars, too). If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Mark Hirselj from Midland

    Posted on 7/11/2016

    We just replaced the 2007 civic radio a double din Kenwood. Unfortunately the angle of the new radio in the dash prevents me from seeing the controls. How can i make the radio more perpendicular to the floor?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/20/2016

    SJ, It's possible, but you'll need to scour junkyards or the Internet to find an OEM stereo for your Civic.

  • SJ from St. Thomas

    Posted on 6/20/2016

    Hello! I have an after market stereo installed in my 2006 civic. I would like to convert back to the original factory radio and dash setup. Is this possible? If so where could I purchase one?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/11/2016

    John, Check out our informative video on ways you can avoid or at least reduce glare in your car. Hope it helps!

  • john from mississauga

    Posted on 4/9/2016

    Hello. This is john. I just got an lanzar audio system installed on my honda civic 2010. When the guy installed it my car was inside his shop. So it looked perfect also it was a cloudy day and kind of dark outside. When i came home and next day i took my car out in a sunny day i was having problem to look at the screen as there was sunlight on the screen and i could not really see what is on the screen. so just want to ask is there any way i can change the angle of that lanzar device. Thank u

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/1/2016

    Patrick, Sorry to hear that. If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Patrick Birkholz from KALAMAZOO

    Posted on 3/31/2016

    I recently replaced my '09 Honda Civic coup's stock speakers with polk db6501in the front and polk db651 in the rear and they sound horrible. They're worse then the cheap stock speakers! They sound week and there is hardly any base. I can't figure out why. I did splice into the wiring, but the connections are good. The stock stero is powering them but I can't imagine that's the issue. I thought this speaker swap would be an easy improvment. Now it's a stressful situation. Can you please give me some advice? It would be greatly appreciated.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/28/2016

    Kalima, We don't have specs handy for the stock system, but rest assured, almost any aftermarket gear will have more power. And yes, you'll get the installation gear you need at a discount when your order from Crutchfield. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Kalima Victor from Kealakekua Hawaii

    Posted on 3/25/2016

    I have a 2008 Honda Civic si sedan, I was wondering what kind of power the stock system has front and rear each channel. I have no navigation for my stock system. I looked on your website but couldn't find any, I was wondering if ordered a new alpine deck and 2 pairs of 6-1/2 would it come with a free dash kit and wiring.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 1/15/2016

    Krista, our here's all the information we have available for the 2006-11 Honda Civic EX/Si with Premium Sound.

  • Krista from Wasilla, AK

    Posted on 1/15/2016

    Can you tell me what the amperage is for the amperage is for the factory amps that come with the 2008 Honda Civic EX?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/3/2015

    Nick, There are no formal restrictions, but with hybrids in general, you don't want to get too crazy and install a lot of power-hungry gear. Our vehicle selector will show you what fits your Civic and give you some info on what's needed for the installation. If you have any questions, just give us a call!

  • Nick from Rochester

    Posted on 12/2/2015

    I have a 2007 Civic hybrid sedan with the built in navigation system. I'd like to upgrade the speakers. Does the fact that the car is a hybrid put certain restrictions on the speakers that would not hold for a non hybrid Civic?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/14/2015

    Phil, Unless you're willing to do a lot of cutting and custom fabrication work, no. Thankfully, a wide variety of 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" will fit into the factory openings, so you have plenty of options.

  • Phil from Seattle

    Posted on 9/13/2015

    Will any 6x9 speakers fit in the rear deck of a 2010 Civic sedan?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/4/2015

    Javier, without knowing what is already installed and what needs to be installed, it's hard to know. Give us a call at 1.888.955.6000, and an advisor will be able to help with everything you need.

  • javier franco from Canoga park

    Posted on 8/1/2015

    What wires do i need for a double din headt unit speakers for front and rear and two 12'inch subwoofers and a 1200 watt amp?

  • Robert Ferency-Viars from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/3/2015

    Antonio, no, you won't hurt anything by replacing your Civic's factory radio. The adapter kit you'll need will replace the trim panel in your dash and make everything look great. You have a lot of options for a new stereo, so make a list of the features you want: USB input? Bluetooth? Touchscreen? Price range? Then use our vehicle selector to get a list of which stereos will fit your car and also some info on what else is needed for the installation. And if you need help narrowing down the options and making a final selection, just give us a call. That's what we do.

  • antonio from roysecity tx 75189

    Posted on 7/2/2015

    if i change my stereo to a new one will anything mess up in my car and what kind of stereo do u recommend for a honda civic 2007

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/2/2015

    Hugo, we sent your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Hugo serna from Houston Texas 77262

    Posted on 7/2/2015

    how much will it cost to get a am fm CD with navigation system for a 2009 Honda civic lx coupe and will it fit right in. send a brochure my address is on file I have bought from you before.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/26/2015

    William, Sorry to hear that. If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • William from United States

    Posted on 6/25/2015

    put in jbl gto 638s... they didn't even compare to the stock speakers of the 07 civic si... disappointed is an understatement

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/5/2015

    Our first, best guess would be that the receiver's fade control somehow got adjusted to full-frontal. Failing that (And apologies for sounding like every help desk person ever), check your connections, because you might have loose or damaged speaker wires. Hopefully, it's something simple and easy. Good luck!

  • Charles from HomerGlen, IL

    Posted on 6/5/2015

    I purchased a 2007 Honda Civic SI for my son and the vehicle has the stock radio with navigation. We have no sound to the rear speakers or subwoofer but the front speakers are working. Any suggestions on what could be the problem.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/20/2015

    Installing a new stereo in the Civic require a special integration kit, which replaces the center dash panel and integrates the climate controls and the new stereo. One everything's hooked up, the climate controls will work like they always did, but you'll be enjoying much better sound. Good luck!

  • Gregory

    Posted on 5/20/2015

    Hello. I have aHonda Civic Si 4 door sedan 2007. On a photo when you`re replacing the nav I saw that you also have replaced the ckimate control. Is it working and how can I do it??

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/7/2015

    Kenneth, We're sorry to hear you're having a hard time with what should be an incredible sound system. If your installer can't figure out how to fix it, don't forget that if you purchased any of your gear from Crutchfield, especially that Audio Control unit, you have access to our Tech Support team. They can help you troubleshoot the sound and figure out how to bypass that factory amp, if that's what's needed. Just give us a call. Hang in there and best of luck.

  • Kenneth C Neil from Port Colborne, Ont Canada

    Posted on 5/6/2015

    I have a 2012 Civic SI, last year I purchased an Audio Control DQ-61 after speaking at length with one of your tech pro's? Now to be truthful he admitted that he had very little info on my 2012 Honda Civic SI Canadian car. He did agree that the DQ-61 was the best route to go as he agreed that the Nav unit in Dash would be hard to compare to an aftermarket unit. I purchased the DQ-61 for $501.99 Canadian, not cheap. I also purchased all of the speaker adapters, and wire harnesses I needed. Approximately 4 months later I had my system installed by a reputable shop. 2 JL audio subs, sealed enclosure, 4 - 6.5" jl audio speakers components in the front and coax in the rear. 2 JL SLASH Amps and the whole car Dynamatted. What an awesome system some would say, well unfortunately it sounds bad even after numerous Audio Control system tweaks were made with there quality frequency settings. It looks like the Factory Nav/Stereo's premium Amp has to be Bypassed somehow, I bought the Metra 70-1728 and the Metra 70-1729 but now I have to swap out the $500.00 DQ-61 for the older DQDX and that means another $500.00 as I was told via Email my 30 days were done. If I add up all the cost's from components and installation and reinstallation and resetting's Well I cannot even go there. I am an Auto Mechanic by trade and it's a far less aggravating than car audio. Sincerely: Kenneth C Neil