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Many thanks for the info, Miggins - it's good to hear you've been thinking along the same lines as me. The second link you posted to would be the link lead for the older Pioneer head unit. Your first link is the Panasonic equivalent apparently in the later Civic models, and is almost identical except for the suffix - the US ones I linked to earlier were "CA-DC300U" -- yours is "CA-DC300N." I assume the difference is simply administrative due to selling the parts in different countries, and that the leads themselves are identical.
What we now need to work out is:
a) What the model number of our head units is? (Do the units come out easily, and if so, how?)
b) Do these head units share the same "iPod port" that Panasonic advertises on it's other 2006 car stereo units? It would be great to see a picture of the back of one of these (Panasonic models CQ-C5303, 7303, 7703, 8403 and 8803), but I've yet to track one down online.
If I can work out how to get the head unit out I'll have a look at the model number, and will try to find out what the Panasonic iPod port looks like from a local dealer in the meantime. If anyone else can help, do shout up! I know mp3 CDs are a great workaround, but it'd be satisfying to be able to link up an iPod and forget about it!