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2006-2011 Honda Civic

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Rick Carlton has served as a professional automotive/motorsports journalist, writer, researcher, editor, and publisher for thirty years. He has also served as a press/media consultant for a range of professional motorsports organizations. He contributed several vehicle profile articles to Crutchfield's Research Garage.

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2006 Honda Civic coupe (Crutchfield Research Photo)

In a Nutshell

In this article, we'll tell you how to install car audio gear in your Civic. The car's stereo system offers a lot of options for upgrades, and you can tackle the project in stages. Install a new receiver first and get to the speakers whenever you can.

After you've done that, you have a choice of what to do next. 1) Add a nice subwoofer and amp to the trunk to give you the bass notes you just can't get from the regular speakers. 2) Add a 4-channel amplifier to drive your aftermarket speakers. The extra power will bring out details you probably didn't know you were missing.

Adding the 4-channel amp will let you get the most out of your upgraded speakers. When you're ready for a bass system, seriously consider the JL Audio Stealthbox mentioned below. It's a little pricey, but it gives you hard-hitting bass AND cargo space, so it's totally worth the money if you care about sound.

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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.

There are plenty of sharp-looking 2006-11 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.

Honda Civic sedan

This article is an overview of your vehicle's audio system and its upgrade options. If you're looking for step-by-step instructions on how to install a car stereo or speakers in your Civic, there's nothing better than our exclusive Crutchfield MasterSheet™. This detailed, well-illustrated document is free with your Crutchfield order, or you can purchase one separately for $9.99.

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 up to 8-7/16 inches in depth, 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 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. 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.

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 number of 6-1/2" 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 large tweeter assemblies might not fit. Stepping down to a 5-1/4" speaker opens up more options.

In either case, 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 terribly difficult (Crutchfield Research Photo)

Rear deck speakers

The rear deck is outfitted with a pair of 6-1/2" speakers, so you won’t have any problems fitting most aftermarket 6-1/2" speakers in there. As with the front door locations, you have the option of using a 5-1/4" speaker in this location. You’ll need to use a mounting bracket and wiring harness in either case.

Rear deck speaker (Crutchfield Research Photo)

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

Coupe

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, the 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)

Sedan

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. This location is sized to fit an 8" subwoofer, but there’s not a lot of room to accommodate an aftermarket sub. The mounting height is limited to half an inch due to the rear deck panel. 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.

Security

Adding an alarm system to your Honda Civic is no more difficult than most other vehicles, but it's still a complex and time-consuming process. Unless you're very experienced with this sort of work, you might want to rely on the skills of a professional installer.

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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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??

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/20/2015

    Gregory,
    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!

  • 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 6/5/2015

    Charles,
    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!

  • 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 6/26/2015

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Phil from Seattle

    Posted on 9/13/2015

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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!

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 4/11/2016

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 7/28/2016

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

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