Head Unit Some Advice on Replacing HU - Civinfo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 17th May 2019, 19:02 Thread Starter
 
iBimpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 17th May 2019
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Some Advice on Replacing HU

I am looking to purchase a Gen9 Civic, I haven’t yet decided on trim level.

The ICE is important to me but I am a bit overwhelmed with my options and have a few questions.

I have found the facia I need but other than that I’m lost.
I have been looking at double din CarPlay compatible Pioneer units, am I right in thinking I need a wiring loom of some sort so I can use the steering wheel controls? Also, are there any stereos that can do CarPlay over Bluetooth? I would love to just turn the engine on and be connected without taking my phone out of my pocket.

If the Civic I get has a reversing camera, will putting a new stereo in prevent that from working? Would I have to do anything special to ensure it doesn’t break the reversing camera?

And lastly, many of these radios have DAB or DAB+ (I don’t know the difference), but the car I’m getting won’t have a DAB aerial. I have read many bad reviews about the windscreen mounted aerials, is there any way around that besides fitting a more expensive DAB antenna? I would love to be able to somehow use the stock aerial as a DAB aerial, and lose out on FM - is that even a thing?

I’m in the UK if that matters, any advice you can give would be hugely appreciated. If you can provide recommendations on what I should buy that would be great!

Thanks,
- A Confused Beginner
iBimpy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 27th May 2019, 19:53
Supporter
 
Biscuitman's Avatar
 
Join Date: 8th March 2019
Posts: 29
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader: (0)
1) Just buy the whole kit this comes with the steering wheel harness and its pretty easy to fit and can be used with all the major manufacturers - issue you may have is if the car has a built in amp (diesel model? - my 1.6 did)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CTKHD06-Ca...2/400580490464

2) If you get one with a reversing camera the picture does not appear on the stereo screen so it's not an issue

3) Don't have DAB in mine and I do miss but couldn't be arsed to fit a replacement aerial which I did in my last Golf
Biscuitman is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 27th May 2019, 20:44
 
He_Who_Is_T's Avatar
 
Car: 2013 Civic 2.2 i-Dtec
Join Date: 26th January 2018
Location: Hartlepool, North East
Posts: 103
Thanks: 48
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Garage
I'm thinking of doing this also but worried about losing steering wheel controls. The dashboard display and reversing camera features.
He_Who_Is_T is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 27th May 2019, 20:50
Supporter
 
Haltamer's Avatar
 
Car: 9th Gen 1.4 Petrol SE + Navi
Join Date: 13th March 2017
Location: Essex, UK GB
Posts: 1,835
Thanks: 45
Thanked 257 Times in 235 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biscuitman View Post
2) If you get one with a reversing camera the picture does not appear on the stereo screen so it's not an issue
It does on the post facelift honda connect unit! (2015 onwards)
Haltamer is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 28th May 2019, 08:28
 
He_Who_Is_T's Avatar
 
Car: 2013 Civic 2.2 i-Dtec
Join Date: 26th January 2018
Location: Hartlepool, North East
Posts: 103
Thanks: 48
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haltamer View Post
It does on the post facelift honda connect unit! (2015 onwards)
I'm quite happy to change mine as long as the existing display still works and shows the reversing camera. Do you know if it will still display as usual with the new head unit mainly set for music/radio display and satnav?

I'd like the steering wheel controls to still work and Bluetooth preinstalled in the system.

Any advice much appreciated
He_Who_Is_T is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > 9th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2012 - 2016) > Electronics and ICE (9G)

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Other Advice for a new 2.2 owner (Gears, operating RPM etc) Funkimunk Engines and Transmission (8G) 31 9th April 2014 18:44
Servicing General/DIY Servicing Advice RosscoMac Buying, Dealers and Servicing 8 28th September 2013 15:10
Need advice on running shoes and Cuboid injury... Type-S(elwood) Any non Civic chat here please! 12 5th July 2013 19:46
Dealers Advice on Tyre Tread / Miss-Selling Needed Please ratmanratty Buying, Dealers and Servicing 14 24th April 2009 08:34
Remap DPT Diesel Power Tuning box - ADVICE PLEASE jayhwc86 Engines and Transmission (8G) 10 3rd March 2009 11:49

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome