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I just got a TSX on Monday. Upgraded from a Honda Civic and all I have to say is WOW lol. Anyways...I have a couple of questions for anyone on the board who can answer them for me please.

1) I have a two 10s I want to put in my trunk, but when I went to the guy that put them in my old car, he wanted to charge me $130 to put it in, which I thought was a ripoff. Can someone please let me know exactly what I need to buy in order to install it myself. I have a friend of mine that can install it, but Im just figuring out what exactly I need to get.

2) I got the TSX w/out the navi system. I see a few of them on EBAY for a decent price. Does anyone suggest not going the EBAY route? I was really interested in getting one from EBAY and installing it, so I was just looking for some positives/negatives from doing so.


So far I love the car and cant believe in the difference I feel in power and quality. I just hope I have better luck with this car because my 01 Civic really gave me nothing but problems. Thanks for any info posted.
 

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Congrats on the car. Don't know about the first thing, but about the Nav: Are you talking about the actual TSX Nav? If so, I'm surprised it's being sold on eBay, or anywhere, because from anything we've seen, it's totally prohibitive to put it in. People have asked about it many times, and AFAIK nobody yet has done it, because the installation would be extremely expensive and hard as hell, if at all possible. Figure like $4000 or more.

If you're talking about some other kind of GPS thing to put in the car, I understand there are different kinds, and some people like them, but of course those things aren't like having the OEM Nav.
 

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pb1300 said:
I just got a TSX on Monday. Upgraded from a Honda Civic and all I have to say is WOW lol. Anyways...I have a couple of questions for anyone on the board who can answer them for me please.

1) I have a two 10s I want to put in my trunk, but when I went to the guy that put them in my old car, he wanted to charge me $130 to put it in, which I thought was a ripoff. Can someone please let me know exactly what I need to buy in order to install it myself. I have a friend of mine that can install it, but Im just figuring out what exactly I need to get.

2) I got the TSX w/out the navi system. I see a few of them on EBAY for a decent price. Does anyone suggest not going the EBAY route? I was really interested in getting one from EBAY and installing it, so I was just looking for some positives/negatives from doing so.


So far I love the car and cant believe in the difference I feel in power and quality. I just hope I have better luck with this car because my 01 Civic really gave me nothing but problems. Thanks for any info posted.
1) Do you have an amp? Do you have wires? Usually an amp install will only be $50.

2) Great navi at costco selling for $1200. I think it's the Magellan portable one with like a 5 inch screen or something.
 

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Acura Factory Navi

That is the link to the Navigation system, let me know what ya'll think.
I don't know, but as I said before, I would have thought the installation would be EXTREMELY difficult, and expensive.

And even if it's not, I promise you that at least it ain't easy and cheap.

For one thing, remember that the TSX Nav has one of the controls on the steering wheel. That would be hell to accomplish.

But even let's forget that part of it, because you could do without the steering wheel control.....if you find out that the installation (and not only installing it but having it actually work) is really feasible, a lot of other people are going to be interested in what you can say.

Do make sure to look into it seriously and make sure you get some good answers before you buy anything. I doubt you'll be able to do that in the next 3 and a half days, so probably forget about that particular one. But I noticed there was another one on eBay too, which probably means others will be coming up too. Don't rush into buying it; find out first.

P.S. If you don't get definite answers online, you might try asking at an Acura service place.
 

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I don't know, but as I said before, I would have thought the installation would be EXTREMELY difficult, and expensive.

And even if it's not, I promise you that at least it ain't easy and cheap.

For one thing, remember that the TSX Nav has one of the controls on the steering wheel. That would be hell to accomplish.

But even let's forget that part of it, because you could do without the steering wheel control.....if you find out that the installation (and not only installing it but having it actually work) is really feasible, a lot of other people are going to be interested in what you can say.

Do make sure to look into it seriously and make sure you get some good answers before you buy anything. I doubt you'll be able to do that in the next 3 and a half days, so probably forget about that particular one. But I noticed there was another one on eBay too, which probably means others will be coming up too. Don't rush into buying it; find out first.

P.S. If you don't get definite answers online, you might try asking at an Acura service place.
You are very right. Im sure there will be more available. Im wondering if maybe the wiring to the steering wheel is just part of the connection to the radio? Thats just a thought. I have read in other places that it isnt that bad to install. Its obvious that it has to be done professionally because of the DVDrom as well. Im not worried about getting it installed, but I am worried about the price. Im going to ask around and see what the price could be to install that. The reason I like this one though is because its rhe aluminum is the same color in my car now.
 

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I would start by checking out some service manuals to see how the wiring is.... i THINK they are sold at helminc.com not terribly expensive, but about a hundred bucks... i had them when I had my tsx..but i got rid of them since... they may help
 

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.....I have read in other places that it isnt that bad to install....
Where the #%&@ did you read that?

I don't know nothing about nothing, but I do know that's not true.
 

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larchmont said:
Where the #%&@ did you read that?

I don't know nothing about nothing, but I do know that's not true.
TRUE.
pb1300 congrats on the new TSX.

Basically like Larchmont said you can forget about it.

What I don't understand is that you JUST got the car few days ago and you are already talking about THIS SUPER-COMPLEX "MOD" which is usually brought up by people who had the car for at least a few months. (he/she been regretting not getting the nav)

So sound like to me this is what you had in mind all along:
Get TSX w/o Nav --> next get one from eBay/somewhere ---> spent some $$ to get it installed ---> save $.

How much $ do you think you're saving ?????
 

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pb1300 congrats on the new TSX.

Basically like Larchmont said you can forget about it.

What I don't understand is that you JUST got the car few days ago and you are already talking about THIS SUPER-COMPLEX "MOD" which is usually brought up by people who had the car for at least a few months. (he/she been regretting not getting the nav)

So sound like to me this is what you had in mind all along:
Get TSX w/o Nav --> next get one from eBay/somewhere ---> spent some $$ to get it installed ---> save $.

How much $ do you think you're saving ?????
I wasnt thinking of that at all. I just noticed it on ebay a couple of days ago, and I was interested to know if thats a wrong way to go. And does it matter that since I have only had the car "a few days," I cant make a mod to my car, not like Im going to do it personally.
 

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Hmmm...that would be a nice backup NAVI for my ride. Hmmm ;)
 

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I wasnt thinking of that at all. I just noticed it on ebay a couple of days ago, and I was interested to know if thats a wrong way to go. And does it matter that since I have only had the car "a few days," I cant make a mod to my car, not like Im going to do it personally.
All he means is he wonders why you didn't get a TSX with Nav if you were so interested in the Nav. Like he said, people who ask about putting it in are usually people who weren't interested at the time they got the car, but over the course of time, realized it would be great to have.
 

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That doesn't come with the DVD player or the actual DVD software either. That's just the Screen.


good point!
 
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