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Sup my TSX brethren , so I am in a process of creating a direct Plug & Play Harness for the Non Navi to Navi Swap while eliminating all the wiring that I will not be using. Has anyone ever done this before ? So far i was able to separate the Navi to Sub Display connector and some other connector that looks like it plugs from back of the CD Unit to something ( haven't figured it out yet but it has green plugs :D ) Will I be able to separate out all the other wires as well without cutting anything off or will i have to make cuts ( i would prefer not to ) ??? so far ive been playing like a damn kitten with a ball of yarn with a mess of cables and i was only able to free out those 2 after about 2 hrs of work ( taking off all the damn tape is a task in itself ) Ive search far and wide and i have not found any info on this... any help, tips, pictures are appreciated , Thanksssssss....

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I'm in the same boat. I can email you PDF files of the navi and radio wire colors and diagrams, or just show you where to find them online. Requires username and login so I'll pm you then if you want. I'm hoping I can just use the additional wires in the harness for the navi install and leave all my original wires there. I definitely laughed at your kitten with a ball of yarn reference. I only found completed pictures in all dozen how to's I've seen, none help you with wiring
 

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If you can afford it, get the plug and play harness from acurahondatech. It will save you a ton of headache and make the install so much easier. I just finished doing this swap and the harness I got was already prewired for navi, xm radio, HFL+mic, second video in, rear view camera, steering wheel switches. There were only a few wires that had to be spliced such as the F-Can, VSS, K-Line wires which are found at the ECU and 2 wires are spliced into the existing radio plug(blue 20-pin) and easier ones like 12V constant, backup wire, etc... Steering wheel switches and OEM mic are connected by inserting the pins into the original plugs at the domelight and clockspring.
 

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If you can afford it, get the plug and play harness from acurahondatech. It will save you a ton of headache and make the install so much easier. I just finished doing this swap and the harness I got was already prewired for navi, xm radio, HFL+mic, second video in, rear view camera, steering wheel switches. There were only a few wires that had to be spliced such as the F-Can, VSS, K-Line wires which are found at the ECU and 2 wires are spliced into the existing radio plug(blue 20-pin) and easier ones like 12V constant, backup wire, etc... Steering wheel switches and OEM mic are connected by inserting the pins into the original plugs at the domelight and clockspring.
I can vouch for Acurahondatech. This guy knows his Honda/Acura Nav systems and knows his stuff when it comes to wiring and harnesses. I purchased my 06 PnP harness from him.
 

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few questions guys :p
#1 How do i get in touch with acurahondatech
#2 wouldnt we be better off if we had a full write up in how to make this harness ourselves instead of paying someone hundreds of dollars ?

i mean i already payed for a full behind dash harness so i am not trying to spend another $100 to get this to be plug and play :( as far as splicing in wires its not problem, i will just use splice connectors to make this as legit and close to factory as possible ( also revertible to stock just in case )
 

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After reading that write up I got one fm Martin aka acurahondatech lol
:dunno::donno: eh can't say I didn't try to save you money haha. I wanted to know how he makes his so I took it upon myself. It isn't too bad if you have time on your hands (which I obviously had a lot of)
 

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:dunno::donno: eh can't say I didn't try to save you money haha. I wanted to know how he makes his so I took it upon myself. It isn't too bad if you have time on your hands (which I obviously had a lot of)
Lol thanks. Great write up btw. Didn't mind spending $50 bucks extra for a plug n play harness. Can't wait to do the install. Was it had to get the rear deck out?
 

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Lol thanks. Great write up btw. Didn't mind spending $50 bucks extra for a plug n play harness. Can't wait to do the install. Was it had to get the rear deck out?
I didn't take it out, I have my dvd player with a foot of extra wire laying under my driver's seat (too cold out to mount it to the car) and my antenna sits near where the driver side 6x9 used to be (took the speakers out to let the sub sound through) but I had to get a longer antenna.

I hated pulling out the "SRS" plastic nubs on the back pillars on my last tsx to change the side curtain airbag, they got scratched, stretched, chipped and whatnot from pulling them out so I didn't want to touch them in this car. I don't mean to discourage you or anything but I didn't seem to master a technique to it haha. You might be able to possibly bolt everything from the trunk but I never tried
 
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