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Hi guys,
I have the OEM radio in my 2007 Honda EX (Sat Nav), its old and dated, time to install double din.

I'm not worried about the functionality of the sat nav, but need the air con, clock and everything else to work as normal.

As a complete novice, can someone point me in the right direction regarding:
1. Parts to buy
2. Will the air con, steering controls, clock still all work ok?
3. Special wiring looms?
4. Anything else I need to know specific to Honda EX Sat Nav change out?

Many Thanks
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Hi mate, not an expert on this but read a number of threads on the subject as I'm hoping to get a double din fitted at some stage.

To maintain the aircon/clock display as well as the steering wheel button functionality you'll need the connects2 kit.

However, I stand to be corrected but as you have sat nav, you may need to change the display screen to the standard screen without the additional bit
For the maps display.

There should be plenty of threads on the subject is you search for them.

What double din are you going for?


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Hi mate, not an expert on this but read a number of threads on the subject as I'm hoping to get a double din fitted at some stage.

To maintain the aircon/clock display as well as the steering wheel button functionality you'll need the connects2 kit.

However, I stand to be corrected but as you have sat nav, you may need to change the display screen to the standard screen without the additional bit
For the maps display.

There should be plenty of threads on the subject is you search for them.

What double din are you going for?


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I have tried searching for a how to guide, specifically for the EX (Sat Nav).

It's been mentioned about replacing the screen, but can't find a how to guide!

Can anyone help on this?


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I have tried searching for a how to guide, specifically for the EX (Sat Nav).

It's been mentioned about replacing the screen, but can't find a how to guide!

Can anyone help on this?


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I think, you'll need a standard radio clock display from a non GPS car, as the only kit from connects2 doesn't work with a GPS screen, the signalling for the text display is different, (DAMN YOU HONDA) for no good reason unfortunately. That shoulddddd, let you hook it all up, but will remove the GPS screen.
 

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From what I've read (I'm in the same boat as you) the larger non sat nav display should be plug and play with your smaller one and at the same time remove the sat nav screen.
However I'm sure I've read that it might be a slightly different shape so you'll need to get the flat plastic panel that sits directly in front of it too, the one on top of the radio.
 

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Hi Paul,

I have been trying to work this out for ages!

Would be good to keep in contact and search for parts etc!

I would be happy to finally put a "How To Guide" on here.

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I have tried searching for a how to guide, specifically for the EX (Sat Nav).

It's been mentioned about replacing the screen, but can't find a how to guide!

Can anyone help on this?


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Following thread should help with how to remove old screen and replacing with non sat nav screen.

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=313690

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Yeah, I got the workshop manual, so this should be easy enough, will it work though!

Got this email back from Connects2 when I enquired about fitting install kit.

Hi Simon,

The problem you will face here is that although all the components will physically fit, it is not compatible for navigation based models. You will find the steering controls will not respond correctly and you will get a jumbled up display on the dash as the time/date display is smaller than that of the none navigation model.

Unfortunately, we have not created a solution for the navigation based models.

Kind Regards

I have sent a reply asking what the limit is with the steering controls.
 

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Yeah, I got the workshop manual, so this should be easy enough, will it work though!

Got this email back from Connects2 when I enquired about fitting install kit.

Hi Simon,

The problem you will face here is that although all the components will physically fit, it is not compatible for navigation based models. You will find the steering controls will not respond correctly and you will get a jumbled up display on the dash as the time/date display is smaller than that of the none navigation model.

Unfortunately, we have not created a solution for the navigation based models.

Kind Regards

I have sent a reply asking what the limit is with the steering controls.
But you're changing the display to a non sat nav version so shouldn't be an issue. Its only an issue if you keep your current display.

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But you're changing the display to a non sat nav version so shouldn't be an issue. Its only an issue if you keep your current display.

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What about the volume controls etc, on the steering wheel, they say will not work!


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What about the volume controls etc, on the steering wheel, they say will not work!


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Sound etc should work fine. Chap from connects2 is referring to the sat nav display. If you reply to them to let them know you intend on changing the display to a standard display, do they for see any issues?

Doubt it as I'm almost certain other members have done this previously without any issues.

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Hi Simon,
Potentially it would work for the purpose of resolving the display issue for the visuals of date and time and temperature etc.
Issue would then lie in whether or not the data packets on the navigation based models are the same as those of a more basic specification (none nav models)

I couldn't guarantee that this could work as this conversion has certainly not been undertaken to convert a higher spec to a lower spec.

You could perhaps refer to some owners forums for further advice from honda specialists to see whether or not the values between the two specifications are similar or different.

But the other underlying issue is that you may find that the green plugs that control the dash based climate do not physically line up. So you would end up transplanting that from the more basic specification vehicle also.
But usually these items are also coded to the vehicles in many cases so I can't see this working not to mention you would have to adapt the wiring plug as the navigation models are different to none navigation models.

Sorry if that is not of much help but these are the complication of navigation based hondas. They are projects that were deemed a lack of importance due to the lack of demand for conversions in these vehicles.


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Thanks,

What I need is a 'How To Guide' start to finish. Lots of ideas, but can't find complete solution.

Has anybody on here done the Double Din / sat nav conversion start to finish?

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I think, you'll need a standard radio clock display from a non GPS car, as the only kit from connects2 doesn't work with a GPS screen, the signalling for the text display is different, (DAMN YOU HONDA) for no good reason unfortunately. That shoulddddd, let you hook it all up, but will remove the GPS screen.
Any idea what is different? The connector lines seem to be exactly the same between the SMR 39710 and SMR 39711 sub displays (non GPS and GPS).
 

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Trying to revive this as i'm facing the same issue, looking to upgrade but need confirmation everything will work fine if i also replace the display from a standard civic!
 
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