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A picture of the original radio in the dash location, 1998 Honda Accord
REMOVE THE CLOCK TRIM BEZEL PIECE
Remove 2 phillips screws under radio
Picture of clock bezel after trim piece is removed and clock is unplugged, remove one single phillips head screw in center
Now it is time to prewire your harness (the harness we used is a 1998 special harness for the 98 accord. Here at Autotoys.com we stock and carry the majority of all the harnesses and kits available in this world to complete your installation. The 3M butt connectors are included FREE with all of our purchases. This is how you make your connections with 2 harnesses. Shown below is the plug in harness, before and after the butt connectors are applied.
Shown below is the PLUG IN HARNESS connected to the Pioneer radio harness (used with our free butt connectors)
At this point, you have done all your connections on the bench. You have the right side which will plug into HONDA factory harness and the left side which will slide and plug into the new aftermarket Pioneer radio. Can it be any easier??
Now you should remove the trim radio bezel, remove the 4 screws holding in the radio and entire factory cage. Remove and unplug factory radio. Remove it from vehicle. Be careful you do not scratch the plastic trim around the radio as you remove it. Proceed slowly.
Bolt aftermarket dash kit into place using factory screws. How pretty! & easy! Plug in your PLUG IN HARNESS which you bought
from Sound Conceptions (autotoys.com) into the factory plug (which is the green plug). At this point, get yourself a drink and count your blessings that Autotoys.Com has the harness and kits in stock to ship with your radio purchase. You are also counting your lucky stars because we provided the FREE tech sheets and connectors/screws, etc. tailored for your vehicle with your purchase. At
this point, you think of all the nice things you can buy your loved one (girlfriend/boyfriend) with the money you saved buying from Autotoys and then think of how he/she will appreiciate it. You're still thinking of how easy this was because of Sound Conceptions ..
Slide the cage into the new kit as outlined in our other DIY series, the cage fits right into the kit din size opening. Plug the radio
harness into the back of the radio,connect the antenna into the back of the radio (remember, GM and some other vehicles require antenna adapters, email us! we have them in stock) Then slide the radio and lock the radio into place.
Lets replace the trim around the radio. It'll snap back into place.
Finished and installed into the vehicle. Pioneer 835R (top of the line) with RDS, ID LOGIC and security system.
Door trigger wire in this particular car is in the PASSENGER FUSE BOX AREA. One wire to tap (black with a white stripe). Shown above is that wire tapped with a 18ga lead running to it from the radio. This will effectively engage the built in DFS alarm system of the Pioneer 835R
Finished pan shot of the entire installation with the optional Pioneer SR 70 steering wheel remote installed (note: Band on SR70 was intentionally reversed to show the dark black side, other side is a dark gray mat finish which is the remote color)
Well,. that wraps it up! Hope you learned something. Like the radio?
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