Ever wanted to plug up your phone or even use a USB stick for some grooves in you daily runabout car for your daily commute then left scratching your head where the AUX or USB plug is located?
Well it’s because you’ve probably bought a Honda Civic 8th Generation (2006 to 2009) that did not have that dealer option ticked. Not to worry, aftermarket technology to the rescue here! Now you can pump those tunes without burning thousands of audio CDs and saving on driving your car back to a Honda dealer to find out you’re a few hundred dollars poorer.
- Any compatible AUX kit off eBay for your car (prices vary between $30 ~ $60)
- 6mm socket
- Uni-joint (optional)
Duration: 15 minutes
Profanity Level: Medium (when you can’t get the trim back on properly)
Locate the pocket underneath the audio and temperature controls
Using a 6mm socket and uni-joint remove the 2x bolts from the bottom up. They might be a little hard to locate visually but are quite easily to locate using your fingers
Slowly pop off the top of the entire middle plastic, work your way around the left side and then to the bottom, however do not completely remove the unit
Pop off the surround on the driver side instruments and proceed and removing the entire middle dash area
Locate the plug that is blank (closest to the driver side) and plug in the AUX/USB connector. Make sure it is firmly in.
Reassemble everything in reverse order, taking care in aligning the clips with the holes (can’t be that hard right?)
Time to enjoy music off your favourite device OR directly off a USB memory stick, if sound quality is more your forte, best to use the USB port as the device itself will decode MP3s and FLAC.