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I have purchased a 10 disk CD changer that is RF modulated. It also plays MP3 encoded disks for a LOT of music on 1 CD. Sony CDX565MXRF on Ebay (new) for $170.

The CD changer connects to the antenna lead and essentially transmits the CD music through an FM station.

Can someone please tell me what is required to gain access to the antenna lead plug in? I am hoping I don't have to disassemble the dash. A local installer wants $60 which is reasonable if the dash has to be torn apart but pricey if I can get to the lead without removing the dash.

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Are you installing the changer under the front seat? If so, you probably have to take the dash apart. The antenna lead looks like a normal FM jack, so the modulator should jack in no problem,

http://www.handaccessories.com/pilot/c dchanger.pdf

If you're installing the changer in the cargo area, maybe you could trace the antenna lead going to the rear window and jack in prior to the connection at the glass. This might be easier to get to, but I don't know what kind of connector exists back there.

Here's some other threads:
http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=577
http://www.honda-pilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1561&highlight=radio

(I've got a Honda 6 disk changer which can go under the seat, but I'm still too chicken to do the install myself and risk messing up the side airbag function. :( )
 

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C. Reno,

Installing it under the Driver's seat would problably be the easiest option for you (Provided that it is approximately the same size as the OEM Changer or Alpine changers.)
Just run the wiring along the same path as the Bus cable in these instructions!


I installed mine a while back, and it was no major deal. The RF cable should be long enough to reach the changer from the antenna intput behind the Head Unit.

Good Luck
 
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