05-11-2004, 05:50 PM
Accessory XM Satellite
Radio Fits Earlier Models
Honda currently offers an accessory XM satellite
radio for the 04 Accord and the 04 Odyssey. It fits
2004 Accord 2-Door L4 LX, EX
2004 Accord 2-Door V6 LX
2004 Accord 4-Door L4 DX, LX, EX
2004 Accord 4-Door V6 LX
2004 Odyssey LX, EX, EX-L
If youre wondering whether this accessory fits
earlier models, the answer is YES. It easily fits the
same listed Accords for 03. It also fits the same
listed Odysseys for 03, including Odysseys with
the dealer-installed I~VES.
I looked into it, but they want $550 for the new unit and 6 hours of shop time to do it. By the time they are done it would be almost $1000. Sigh.
08-22-2004, 09:44 PM
I jusy installed a Delphi "Roady", (Not the new "Roady 2"), XM radio on my 2004 Accord. Could not pass on the deal I got through a friend of a friend.
Brand new Roady XM receiver with a combination FM Transmitter and power source, also from Dephi. (Pretty much makes it the same as the Roady 2 which has the FM transmitter built in. I really didn't want the Dow Jones scrolling across my screen anyways...).
Just plugged it in, placed it in front of my spare audio box with a little velcro, (I have the Honda MP3 Player installed), and I'm XMing! Very clean install to boot and I can move it over to my motorcycle in a couple of minutes when I go out for a ride.
The XM antenna is on top of dash (the Dash cover hides the cord) and I'm getting perfect reception, no ugly little box on the back of the roof ruining the lines of my Accord!
Total price... $49.99.
OK there was one catch... I had to pay for a three month subcription to XM radio at $9.95 a month.
I love it!
08-23-2004, 10:05 AM
I just installed the XM commander unit into my accord. Took about 2 hours, custom mounted it into the flip-up center console storage...so I can hide it when I park.
135 for the unit
100 for service
50 install at circuit city
I will have pics of the car soon and the xm radio for anyone who wants to see it.
*pics are up: http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/673113 *
01-05-2005, 12:33 AM
BigW, do you have the XM unit hooked upto the aux input on the radio for a direct source, or are you using a modulator. If its directly wired to the head unit, what did you use to do this? Thx!
01-05-2005, 08:39 AM
they should make you for the 4th-6th gens...namely the 93....
01-05-2005, 08:53 AM
I just received my Soundgate adapter cable for my 2003 Accord LX.
It is the Soundgate SNHOND3 cost was $99.95.
It fits 2003-2004 Accord/TSX/S2000/TL-to-Sony Dual CD Changer Interface / Auxiliary Input Converter.
I already have the Honda MP3 player installed (even though I will no longer need it after this) the AUX adapter cable is compatible with this device accouding to Soundgate.
I will be hooking up my Delphi Roady and iPod 40gb to this cable using the Soundgate AUX3 Multiple Auxiliary Input Switching
Interface. Cost for this electronic switch is $59.95 and will handle up to three devices.
I ordered all my Soundgate devices from Logjam Electronics at http://logjamelectronics.com/
I'll also be adding a Radio Shack Ground Loop Isolator ( Cost $16.99 Catalog #: 270-054) to eliminate noise that will be generated when the Belkin 12v charger is plugged into the iPod.
Hope this is helpful to some of y'all. I'll post later this week after I've installed (reinstalled).
I'll be glad to get rid of my FM transmitters. They work, but sound responce is a bit tinny (not real bad though). Biggest problem is I live in the Los Angeles area and it is chore constantly changing the transmitters frequency so it doesn't pick up interference with all the radio stations we have around here!
01-05-2005, 04:39 PM
I don't like the XM option Honda offers as a dealer installed accessory.
For starters it's waaaay too expensive.
Also, it's FM modulated. For an OEM accessory the least they could do is give us a line in.
Basically it's a rebadged Alpine unit with some custom trim to fit in the Accord. Beyond that it's nothing special.
They could have just offered the XM tuner parts they sell for 04 and up as the XM kit for the 03 and up. But I guess that's just part of their marketing strategy to make you buy a new car every few years.
If you want XM, do yourself a favor and get a SkyFi2, a car kit and an AUX adapter. The sound quality will be better and the SkyFi2 is a MUCH better receiver than anything Honda offers.