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Installing OEM navigation into Sport? What's needed?

How is everyone? I'm new to this forum. I'm wondering if anyone has wired up the navigation from an ex/l or touring into a navigation less accord? If not what would you think is needed to install in a sport. Thanks any feedback is appreciated

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I'm wondering if anyone has wired up the navigation from an ex/l or touring into a navigation less accord? If not what would you think is needed to install in a sport.
I was about to ask the same thing. Navigation is not common even in ex-l. It's doable, I guess, but does it pay off?

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It depends on if you can get all the parts for reasonable price and have it work "Like Factory" with the least amount of dealer interaction needed.

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Anybody able to list the parts needed?
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Anybody able to list the parts needed?
If I had to guess: Navi radio, EX and up radio bezel/hvac vents/hazard button assembly, antennas, the stuff missing from inside the center console under arm rest, a few harnesses, and possibly whatever else is needed for the EX and up rados in general.

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Installing OEM navigation into Sport? What's needed?

If you're going to go to the trouble, I would recommend a high quality aftermarket double din touchscreen head unit over any Honda OEM nav unit. You can put a much better nav unit in for less hassle.
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If you're going to go to the trouble, I would recommend a high quality aftermarket double din touchscreen head unit over any Honda OEM nav unit. You can put a much better nav unit in for less hassle.
Do you mean anything specific which doesn't mess with other functions or impair the functionality of ex-l's devices?
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Do you mean anything specific which doesn't mess with other functions or impair the functionality of ex-l's devices?
Either way is going to be a bit of work. I just think it would be less work to add an aftermarket.

You can read what KHA did in this thread. He added premium OEM head unit to his Sport:

2014 Sport - Swapping HU for premium touchscreeen

If you decide to go aftermarket, to keep all functionality of your EX-L you will need to keep the factory radio connected. You can either bury it inside the dash like I did, or extend it to the trunk like I am in the process of doing. Will post results when I'm finished.

Either way (replace with OEM nav or go aftermarket), it will be a bit of planning, expense and time to achieve. I think it's worth it but I suspect for many it's too much trouble.

So bottom line is that it can be done, but it's not easy. All depends on how badly you want to do it.
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Either way is going to be a bit of work. I just think it would be less work to add an aftermarket.

You can read what KHA did in this thread. He added premium OEM head unit to his Sport:

2014 Sport - Swapping HU for premium touchscreeen

If you decide to go aftermarket, to keep all functionality of your EX-L you will need to keep the factory radio connected. You can either bury it inside the dash like I did, or extend it to the trunk like I am in the process of doing. Will post results when I'm finished.

Either way (replace with OEM nav or go aftermarket), it will be a bit of planning, expense and time to achieve. I think it's worth it but I suspect for many it's too much trouble.

So bottom line is that it can be done, but it's not easy. All depends on how badly you want to do it.
Useful info. Take some photos of the project. Will you still be able to use steering wheel controls or voice commands to operate the radio?
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Useful info. Take some photos of the project. Will you still be able to use steering wheel controls or voice commands to operate the radio?


Yes. I currently have an aftermarket head unit and all original functionality is intact. Actually have much more functionality.

Backup camera works exactly as before.

MPG and clock screens work exactly as before.

Volume, source and back/next buttons work with aftermarket head unit.

HFL buttons work and are far more functional. Before the voice activation button activated Honda's lame voice recognition feature. Very limited utility. Now it activates Siri so I can navigate, play music, send texts, check my calendar, etc, etc all from that voice button.
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