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Part # is in post #7 of page 1. It is the only part you need. I ordered mine from Majestic Honda online and had it shipped to a family member in Florida who brought it back last week. Most online parts places will not ship to Canada and if they do it is rediculously expensive for such a small part that you are better of buying it in Canada. Honda dealers in Canada sell it for $110.
 

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I am in alabama...I see you are from canada..How is the weather up there? Is is still cold...? I am sure you have heard all of the cliches about alabama and the south...some of them are true...some of them..far from the truth.
 

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Official How To

OK here we go. I'm not going to go into detail about how to take apart the dash . There is a great description with pictures found HERE. I will however emphasize that you must disconnect the battery negative, DO NOT attempt this mod without disconnecting the battery because you will be removing the driver's side airbag.

Once you have the dash apart the next thing to do is remove the steering wheel airbag. To do this you need to undo each of the Torx screws, one on each side of the steering wheel. While you are doing this remove the 2 Philips screws on each side that secure the audio/cruise control trim piece.



Now that the screws are out the next thing to do is disconnect the electrical connections for the air bag and wiring harness. The connectors are found on the underside of the steering wheel behind a removable trim piece.




Once these connections are undone you can pull the air bag forward and remove it. Now tou need to remove the remaining screws securing the trim piece as well as disconnecting the remaining connector.



Here is the removed trim piece with the wiring from the existing cruise controls.



This is the back side of the trim where the audio controls will be installed. First you need to remove the 2 Philips screws on each side that secure the existing cruise controls and the blank where the audio controls will go.



Here is a picture of the old and new control harnesses



And the new controls installed in the trim piece.



Everything on the steering wheel put back together the reverse of how it came apart.



Now on to the hard part JK:laughing:
Next you need to remove the upper steering colum shroud. I still have not figered a way to do this without breaking the little plastic snaps that holds it together but a bit of super glue puts them back together.





If you choose to you can remove the bottom piece as well, it is held on by 3 Philips screws. If you are like me you will have to do this to glue the broken pieces back together. With the shroud removed you now have easy access to the steering wheel wiring connector which I forgot to take a picture of prior to installing my wiring harness. Speaking of which it is now time to destroy one wiring harness and make another. From the old cruise control harness you need to steal 4 female pins. They look like this when removed.



The old wiring harness will look like this. Notice the plastic is peeled back. The pins lock into position when installed so they are hard to remove. You can either peel the plastic back or use a small screw driver (eyeglass) and hammer them out from the front.



The pins will be used to make the new connections at the steerig wheel connector and the radio connector like this. You can refer to my diagram on the fist page of this thread for pinout locations but steering wheel is 3&4 radio is 6&7. For ease of installation I use red/pink and green/green wires from the old harness to make it easier to remember which wire went were, I also labeled everything. They can be hard to push into the new slots and may require the help of a screw driver pushing them to get them all the way in. Notice that they should only go in one way, make sure to install them the right side up, just mimic the existing ones.




Next you need to make a wiring harness to connect the new plugs. This harness needs to be at least 24" long 30" would be better. This allows enough slack when putting everything back together.



Wiring harness installed.




Now you are ready to test. Reconnect the radio and all harness connections, have your security code ready. Reconnect the battery negative and turn the ignition to the accessory position II. You shoul now have to turn the radio on by pressing the power button, enter your code and test the steering wheel controls. If everthing is fine start to put everything back together and enjoy.
 

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ct20 said:
RBP LX...I thought you said this was easy...this doesn't look that easy to me...I can't see the pics...Are they too big to upload?
That is pretty easy. The fact that it is possible for cheap is great. This will definitely factor into my LX vs Hybrid equation. We all have our stupid things we must have and steering wheel audio controls is a must for me.

Now if we could just get climate control (for a reasonable cost), I'd be getting an LX. I don't want a sunroof and the other stuff doesn't matter that much to me....
 

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ct20 said:
RBP LX...I thought you said this was easy...this doesn't look that easy to me...I can't see the pics...Are they too big to upload?
Easy for me may not be easy for you but on a scale of 1 to 10 I'd say this is a 4. It only requires minimal electrical skill i.e. strip wires and crimp fittings, doesn't get much easier than that. BTW I can see the pics fine they are 800 x 600.
 

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I see that the part numbers are different for the 2007 EX coupe and the 2007 EX sedan. I want to install this in my 2007 LX coupe. Has anyone done this mod for a 2007 LX coupe? Thanks you!
I don't see any difference in the wiring harnesses from the schematics that I have but someone may want to go to a dealer that has each part in stock and compare them.

The schematics that I have only show that they are for EX and Si they don't say 2 or 4 door, but if I'm correct the Si is only a 2 door.
 

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I don't see any difference in the wiring harnesses from the schematics that I have but someone may want to go to a dealer that has each part in stock and compare them.

The schematics that I have only show that they are for EX and Si they don't say 2 or 4 door, but if I'm correct the Si is only a 2 door.
I think he's questioning the fit of the controls. 3-spoke vs. 2-spoke.

And the Si can also be a 4 door.
 

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I did not realize that all the steering wheels are different. But what are the controls just below the volume on the 2 door ex and si wheels? Also I saw 2 additional buttons on the 4 door ex below the audio controls? They are missing from your installed pic, is that for something different? I saw the wheels at Honda's web site.
 
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