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My 2011 Honda Civic Coupe EX has been having issues with the radio; it flickers and makes a popping noise and switches from AUX to AM/FM to CD inputs. I am planning to replace the radio with either a used OEM, or with a less expensive aftermarket radio/CD player. Although, I'm not sure if I'll lose the audio quality if I replace the radio with the aftermarket radio, and not the OEM, as the EX model comes with a subwoofer and more speakers. Thank you.

P.S: This is the aftermarket radio I'm considering.
 

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That radio you listed will DESTROY your factory radio (when new). Crutchfield is awesome and they will supply you (or suggest) with everything you will need for a successful installation! Because you have the factory amp, you might need some sort of bypass or whatever. Good luck
 

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When I replaced mine, I ended up rewiring everything and taking out all the old stuff. Not that hard, just takes time. You might also have an anti-theft unit attached also. You will want to remove that also. It made my horn honk everytime I turned the ignition on.
 

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Just keep in mind that screen is not going to look as nice as in the photos - 6.2 800x480 is more like DS Lite than iPhone, you will need to get some extra wire and, unless you are ok with a soldering iron, posi connectors, if you steering wheel controls - you will likely lose those. I would also expect that if you have any stations with iffy reception - you'll lose those.
Installation itself, if it's just the head unit, is super easy - the car comes apart like Lego. It's prep, wiring, and locating components that take time.
 

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Hi Everyone.

My 2011 Honda Civic Coupe EX has been having issues with the radio; it flickers and makes a popping noise and switches from AUX to AM/FM to CD inputs. I am planning to replace the radio with either a used OEM, or with a less expensive aftermarket radio/CD player. Although, I'm not sure if I'll lose the audio quality if I replace the radio with the aftermarket radio, and not the OEM, as the EX model comes with a subwoofer and more speakers. Thank you.

P.S: This is the aftermarket radio I'm considering.
I would opt for an upgrade beyond a bluetooth-only model, ideally something with CarPlay (CP) and Android Auto (AA). Lots of choices out there, albeit with a premium over bluetooth with a screen. I did my 2006 Civic LX Sedan with a wireless CP and AA Pioneer unit and have enjoyed it. Everything I've read about after market upgrades, at least of these units that have CP/AA, have noted improvement over stock systems.
 

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I swapped mine for an Android with a big screen,,, easy swap plug and play,, great quality, and I'm super happy with the result. It's a Kunfine, made in China. Do some research on this unit, you may have to switch a pin, or a wire color,, it's all in the reviews and I think I also did an easy solder on a wire to make it a solidly legit install,,,, like I said I'm really happy with this unit,,,, I still have all my steering wheel controls,, use my factor amp,, and I could even install a digital antenna and watch TV if I wanted to.
 
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