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2008-2009 Honda Accord Accessories



  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    Actually I did get the humor!!.
    I was just trying to clarify the ipod portion since I know Honda offered links (at least with the previous year models) that would allow for complete control of the Apple's Ipod. I use my mp3 player (non-ipod) with jack often, but not as much as I did with the other car. The in-dash mp3 disk player is awsome eventhough it does not provide the capacity of a typical portable mp3 player. I just rotate the disks once in awhile.
  • looken for an intake for my 08 accord??
  • use a hair dryer to heat up the glue then take an old credit card or somthen like that and start scrapen and they shold come right off..then get some wax or prepsol to take off the rest of the glue
  • diuneidiunei Posts: 23
    thanks. I have already took it off with a similar method, except i used a dental floss.
  • chd1chd1 Posts: 8
    This technique also works with mint floss, too, in case you were wondering.
  • lucky620lucky620 Posts: 26
    hondamatic1, is there a factory item for the remote start? If so, do you know of any problems with the remote start? I am purchasing a 08 V6 Coupe w/navi this week and want to know if it is worth getting a remote start or if the possible headaches make it not worth while. I am looking for a remote start that leaves me with one remote I don't want to carry around another clicker! Thanks for any light you can shed on this question.
  • just had wood trim put in my new ex-l with navi. i'm confused. the wood is only on the dash, but the picture on the honda website shows wood trim on the doors as well. find the pic here:

    when you build the car on the website and click on this option it says a dash kit and steering wheel kit are available, which seems to suggest that the door wood is not actually available as an option. anybody have the wood trim package in their car? did you get it wood on the doors as well or is the picture just questionable advertising by honda? can i get the door wood and install it myself? thanks in advance.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I know that often when you order a trim package from the dealer, it is not the same pieces that come with a car from the factory. You can probably get the parts not included in the package by ordering them separately. I imagine the costs will add up though. :surprise:
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    My car has the wood trim, complete, including the door pieces. I did not have it put in as an option, it is just how the ivory interior w/ black exterior comes in the V6 EXL (maybe I4 too?). The link you have provided does not mention anything about the "optional" wood trim so I think you just assumed the option included all the pieces. I remember seeing the door wood trims in one of the online stores as a separate item you can buy.
  • rrbhokiesrrbhokies Posts: 108
    It shows that the Accord EX-L stereo system plays mp3 discs. Does that mean that all 6 discs in the changer accept mp3 files? If so, my experience is that you can fit about 650MB of music on a single CD-R. Multiply that by 6 discs and that would be approximately 4GB worth of music.

    My other question is whether you can shuffle the music so that it randomly plays tracks from all the discs? If so, then it would seem that you would essentially have the same functionality as a 4GB iPod.

    I currently have a 2007 CRV EX-L w/nav and it has the pcima card that I was able to put a 4GB Compact Flash card in. That has been fantastic. I was upset though that the 6 disc changer on the CRV would not play mp3 files though.
  • apple47apple47 Posts: 8
    rrbhokies, yes, the Accord EX-L can be loaded with and play six different mp3 discs. However, I don't see a way to shuffle the music from all six discs. Shuffle seems to only work with the currently select disc.

    I currently have a 2008 Accord EX-L, and I frequently switch between the iPod and mp3 CDs. The CD player pauses when I switch to the iPod, while the iPod plays continuously. MP3 CD info displays on the NAV screen, however, the iPod cannot be controlled nor does it display any info on the Nav. That's a little disappointing as my sister's new Nissan Murano has that functionality.
  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    Also, in the 08 EX-L Accords, the 6 CD changes is among the slowest I have ever experienced in terms of the time it takes to switch from one CD to the next. You wouldn't want to shuffle between CDs because it sometimes takes 10-15 seconds just for it to switch to the next CD. (One of the many reasons that I think the EX-L "upgraded" stereo is fine -- but not one that is going to impress any audiofile!!
  • parviz,
    thanks for the reply. if you think of where you saw the door pieces for sale, let me know. i've looked around but could only find the pieces i already have. thanks again!
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    As far as the 08 Accord EX-L with NAV.... Am I able to put a PCIMA card in it, with like 4gb on it, to be able to play music off of it? That would be amazing!! Can all Navigations do that, since they typically have a card slot in it?

    Does the navi read that on the screen... and you can go through the music, how does that work? if you know... tell me... because that right there would be a even better reason for me to get the navigation... because I love to have my music in my car, and this would be simply click on a song and play! Instantly. 4gb of music, cd changer... thats is awesome!!

    Let me know!
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    Sure, I don't recall the site since I was not in the market for them but will look around and let you know if I come across it again.
  • apple47apple47 Posts: 8
    There is a card reader slot in the Navi DVD player located in the trunk, however, the owners manual states it is only for use by Honda technicians and cannot be used to play music files or display info on the Navi screen.

    Regarding the mp3 CD player, yes, you can load mp3 files into folders (by artist name, for example) on a CD, and those folders (and names) will display on the Navi screen. Then you can shuffle play between all folders or just shuffle within one given folder. The song name and folder name displays on the Navi screen.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    Okay,Yes, I know, but people are doing it. A dealership told me that they were as well. If you do research online, you can also find posts of people that have been doing this with the civic and CR-V. A dealership told me that they had intended for this to happen, plus why would they make it possible for you to put in a card and play music and design the system to do that. My question is why Honda chose to not advertise it.
    If they didn't make the system to do that, then it would not work, but it is working.
    In the software they had to put some design for it to do this, because others are using this feature and had mentioned the same disclaimer you did as far as not using it for that purpose. These people simply put the card in, that had folders that held music and it was able to be navigated on the screen. I will be doing this with my navigation, and I am not worried about hurting it, because based on the reviews from others that had done this, they did not mention it hurting anything, and there were many posts, people are going to typically state any problems. The only problem they did mention, is finding the right card, they tried one and it didn't work, and then they bought another card and it worked. Once they got the card, they said it came right up, and had 2gig, or 4gig of music to play.
    My dealer knew exactly what I was talking about, and said they have had many do this with their navigation.

    Other navigations in other company's cars, do this method

    That is neat the screen shows all the names of the songs with the CD player. That will be helpful.
  • cody3764cody3764 Posts: 18
    Has anyone placed the Honda Under Body Spoiler Kit on their Accord? I have seen this accessory body panels in person and it looks really good on the Coupe. I am sure the kit components sit a tad lower to the ground than the orginal body panels. I also might be interested in the Honda HFP Sport Suspension Kit that lowers the Accord about 1" and I am wondering if there would be any scraping issues with the under body spoiler kit and the suspension kit installed with the ground? Anyone know out there?
  • apple47apple47 Posts: 8
    Anyone know why the rear view camera isn't available for the coupe? Seems like it would be another nice feature to integrate with the navi screen, but I'm not sure why it is only available for the sedan.

    I backed into a low wall (no damage), but it made me realize how nice it would be to have backup sensors or a camera.
  • sikathenusikathenu Posts: 12
    looking to put a intake on my accord
    anyone know when one is commen out????
    need it before my lease is up!!!!!!!!
    o yea bytheway its tha 190hp 4cyl...NEED SOME MORE BALLS
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    HID is legal in OEM, illlegal in after market conversion kit ...

    NHTSA Cracks Down on Aftermarket HID Conversion Kits

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is targeting high-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits for enforcement actions. NHTSA has concluded that it is impossible to produce HID conversion kits (converting a halogen system to HID) that would be compliant with the federal lighting standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. The noncompliant kits frequently include a HID bulb, a ballast, an igniter, a relay and wiring harness adapters. The NHTSA believes this equipment presents a safety risk to the public since the kits can be expected to produce excessive glare to oncoming motorists. In one investigation, the NHTSA found that an HID conversion headlamp exceeded the maximum allowable candlepower by over 800%.

    Under FMVSS No. 108 Section S7.7 (replaceable light sources), each replaceable light source for headlamps must be designed to conform to the dimensions and electrical specifications for the headlamp source it is intended to replace. For example, if an HID kit is marketed as replacing an H1 light source, then it must match the H1's wire coil filament size and location, the electrical connector size and location and the ballast design for use with an H1 light source (which is impossible since there is no ballast). Consequently, companies that are manufacturing HID light sources (e.g., D1S, D1R, D2S, D2R, 9500, etc�) with incandescent light source bases (e.g., H1, H3, H7, H8, H9, H11, H13, HB1, HB2, HB3, HB4, HB5, etc) should be aware that this light source design would not be one that conforms to FMVSS No. 108, and could not be imported and sold in the United States without violating Federal law. (The importer is treated as the manufacturer and subject to the same fines and penalties that apply to a domestic manufacturer.)

    NHTSA has also determined that a commonly used disclaimer "for off-road use only" has no legal meaning and is not recognized by the agency as the manufacturer, importer and retailer are not in a position to control use once a product has been sold. Any equipment offered for sale which is covered by FMVSS No. 108 (headlamps, taillamps, side markers, etc.) must comply with the standard.
  • Anybody had success adding a DVD player to their 2008 Accord? Through the dealer or after market? Screen in head rest or ceiling? How much? Any recommendations?
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    Do a post search. I remember reading here that someone added a dvd player with the screens on the head restraint.
  • astro13astro13 Posts: 26
    I am also interested in getting a wing or lip spoiler for my new Accord and was wondering if you can send me the pics you have available.

  • 42624262 Posts: 4
    I just received my fitted cargo liner and floor mats from Weathertech. They have a nice look and feel to them. I'm glad I went with these instead of the ones from Honda, look forward to years of use.

    There is about a 2 week wait on them since they don't stock them. Aside from the wait, I am very pleased!
  • As we keep our cars forever, I'm concerned about scuffing the shiny door sills on our new Accord. I've seen protective tape for hoods, bumpers, headlights, etc. Who makes a durable, clear tape for door sills? Thanks in advance.
  • mrbill1957mrbill1957 Posts: 823
    The protective tape you mention for hoods, bumpers, headlights will work as good for the door sills. They just don't mention door sills since it's not a common area that people want protected.

    There are also sill protectors for the Accord that are not the tape film type. Here is an example of what's out there: - or.htm

  • I lease a 2007 Accord EX. I do not plan to purchase the car at the end of the lease. Are there any restricitons on adding accessories to a lease? Also, any advice on where to purchase the spoiler? Is there any benefit of ordering
    through the dealer? :blush: :)
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    Don't worry, as long as you don't deform the look of the Accord, go all weird on it, than you can pretty much upgrade it all you want. In fact, dealers typically already do this to many of their cars on the lot before even sold, or before sold as a used car. They did this to my car when I turned it in. They even added pin strips. Of course, I would buy genuine parts for it, so it all comes together well. It only makes it look more appealing, of course to certain point. I think the deck lid spoiler looks better on the Accord than the "Wing" spoiler, but if you just get the decklid spoiler, than use lose the nice led brake lamp that comes on the wing spoiler. Black, with the decklid, looks very classy!

    Remember it is a lease, 3 years does go by pretty fast, but its always cool to trick it out a bit while you have it.
  • I just got a 2008 LX sedan and love it. Techincally I wanted the EX or EX-L, but the price just wasn't worth it for me (well, it was but I'd rather use my money on other things). So, my option is to slowly add some stuff to my LX. I already picked up the EX alloy wheels and tires, added a leather trimmed steering wheel, etc.

    What I'm really wanting to know is could I add a new center console to replace the one I have? I want XM radio but the LX doesn't have it standard, I'd have to buy something at Best Buy and I want it all to look stock. Is this possible? I'm assuming that all of the parts would techincally be interchangable in the Accord Sedan models, but no telling. Just curious...
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