Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit
2005 Honda Accord LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I used this to get sound back in a 2005 Honda Accord LX Sedan with a single CD player. The faceplate code for my car is "2AC1". Turns out this detail is very important when installing in the Accord. The factory stereo in my car would start playing even with the car turned off. It would also spin the CD in the player with the car off (no key in ignition). That's where I ended up with having to do extra work. Per the instructions included with this kit and the Accord specific MasterSheet that Crutchfield ships with the order, the instructions state the the factory head unit (stereo unit) must be bypassed BUT still connected to power. In my case, this caused the CD Player to spin with the engine off. This ended up draining my battery after about 2 weeks. So I had to tear everything apart a second time, and completely remove the head unit. My HVAC controls, for this faceplate code, work fine with no Head Unit (Stereo) in place. Had I known that while wiring the first time, I would have never wired up the head unit. No reviews or instructions online, anywhere, call this out. I know because I spent a lot of time researching before doing the work. So, to all owners of the Accord model with the faceplate code I have mentioned above, you DONT need to have the Head Unit rewired as part of putting this kit in. There is a separate (green colored) connector that connects to the faceplate which controls ALL the HVAC controls in the car. The Dash kit itself is OK. The plastic
Pros: FREE with stereo.
Cons: Flimsy plastic