ICE & HFT BOSE RADIO/CASSETTE.

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by Malc, Thursday 26th Nov, 2015.

  1. Malc Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    My Accord came with the above but no code number for it. There are a couple of places locally that de-code stereos that I can, hopefully, get mine sorted at.
    I removed it and put in a JVC CD player.
    Since then I've noticed that the battery drains very quickly.
    So I took the JVC out and had no problems with the battery since.
    On the rear of the Bose head unit is a socket for a CD Multi-changer.
    Can I use any type of multi-changer or does it have to be a Honda specific type?
    Was there a Bose CD head unit available for these, and if so, what would be the chances of ever finding one in working condition?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    How did you wire in the JVC ? Does it switch off with the ignition ?

    Sorry, I don't know the answer to your Bose question
     
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  3. Malc Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I used a proper connector from Halfords.
    And no, it didn't switch off with the ignition.
    Even switching it off with the power button didn't help, either.
    When I took it out (it was switched off), I realised that I'd left the CD in the unit, when I connected the unit to the car it came on without me touching the power switch, so I won't be putting it back in.
    A bummer as I like my music when I'm in the car.
     
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  4. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    It might be just that CD unit then, get a Pioneer unit, as for the Bose, the code should be underneath on a sticker of the front ashtray, pull it out and see if it has it. The multi change will have to be compatible with Bose 2sa1, you can't put any on AFAIK, there is a CD version that wa sinstalled on facelift models, you will need to hunt both down on ebay or scrap cars.

    Laternatively you can use tape adaptor to play via phone or mp3 player.
     
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  5. Malc Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thank you for that, exec.
     
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  6. Harvey Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Before you take the JVC cd player back, it may be that you have the power and switched live wires the wrong way around for your car. The wires are usually RED and Yellow and have bullet connectors on them so that they can be swapped around. Try this and see if the headunit powers on the key alone.
     
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  7. Malc Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for that, I will have a look when the weather allows.
     
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  8. Khan Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    You can add Alpine cd/MP3 changers to the Bose units with an adaptor.
    I posted some pictures in the following post.

    Radio cassete
     
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