2006+ Honda Civic Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Ok, I am looking to buy a Honda Civic, and the ones I have seen in my area are mainly EX's, but..

I like installing an aftermarket radio into the cars I have to allow for USB flash drive play back. I have a 16gb drive that is loaded with music and I want an intuitive menu browsing system that I'm sure the xcarlink can not provide.
I have been reading on this forum that removing the satnav radio from the car will render the display useless.

Can the display be used for another video input WITHOUT using the original radio? ie can I still install a reverse camera or maybe add aftermarket video output to this screen?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Or alternatively,

Can I attach an iPod using xcarlink, and then output the iPod screen to the display while using the standard HU? Therefore keeping both original unit with satnav and having the ipod display come up on the satnav screen?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,511 Posts
Or alternatively,

Can I attach an iPod using xcarlink, and then output the iPod screen to the display while using the standard HU? Therefore keeping both original unit with satnav and having the ipod display come up on the satnav screen?
You can do this but the iPod needs to be jailbroken. You would also need a video cable from Bog and a video box like I make. See my example here...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Can you still use the ipod to output music and use the sat nav at the same time?
In terms of connections to the screen, is it possible to feed say a reverse camera directly to the screen without using the standard HU at all?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,455 Posts
Can you still use the ipod to output music and use the sat nav at the same time?
In terms of connections to the screen, is it possible to feed say a reverse camera directly to the screen without using the standard HU at all?
Yes to first question

No to second because even though the Navigation hardware/DVD drive is separate in the glovebox (and the video in/reversing cam connection is to this), the sat Nav is controlled and mated with the HU.... One can't work without the other.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Damn that sucks. I was hoping to make the screen still have a use after removing the HU.
I have never used an ipod connection in a car, does the track information etc still show on the ipod screen so it can be used as the visual display for track listing etc?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
21,239 Posts
Just reading your first post, if you are getting a MY09 or newer they already cater for USB flash playback.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
The ones I am looking at are before 2009. Is it possible to retrofit a newer radio in with usb capability? Do the 09 models show track and folder listing on the sat nav screen for easy navigation of multiple folders on the usb stick?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
21,239 Posts
The ones I am looking at are before 2009. Is it possible to retrofit a newer radio in with usb capability? Do the 09 models show track and folder listing on the sat nav screen for easy navigation of multiple folders on the usb stick?
I doubt you could retrofit as they are embedded into the CanBus. It does allow full track listing though.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Ok I'm thinking that just replacing the HU with aftermarket is probably the most convenient way for all the functions I want. I can always get a sat nav unit if I want to keep that function. I just didn't want a dead screen sitting in the dash but I think it's unavoidable
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
hi,
Just to let you know I ordered the kit to fit an aftermarket head unit into my civic with sat nav and It wont work. It brings all the smaller screen to mixed letters and things still work but you cant see heater temps or where its blowing. So save your money stick with factory. there is other things you can buy depending what your actually after ?

Daz
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
825 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Yeah I just found out that the kit won't work with sat nav. I'm thinking may have to buy the xcarlink and an ipod :-s
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Hi all.
Any news on that? I'm in the same situation. I've got a 2007 Type S with i-Pilot, but I would like to upgrade the system to something newer.
Is there a way, in 2017, to install a 2 din unit but keep the function of the mini display (mainly clock and AC) and maybe use the sat nav monitor as a second display (in this case, I will search for a dual zone 2 din to take advantage of the second monitor)?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
272 Posts
Wll is it 2 options.
1. You can make aux, and use any phone , tablet. If interest go to how to.
2. You can tray, put display from non sat nav version, it use same pins, same mounting points.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top