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I have an 06 Accord EX sedan (7th Gen) with a sunroof, and have been wondering about the overhead console from the 8th Gen Accords... They have a switch to operate the sunroof built right into them- WAY more convenient than the switch down by my knee.

This link (http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showpost.php?p=634613&postcount=1) is a thread where an auto-dim mirror is being installed in the 8th Gen accord- you can see the overhead console all taken apart...

Does anyone know whether the 8th Gen Overhead Console will fit in my 7th Gen Accord?

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Does anyone have any idea how complicated it would be to switch the sunroof control from the switch at my knees to the switch on the console?

I know that the TSX, Pilot, and Odyssey all use similar (same?) overhead consoles, would I be able to grab one of those on ebay, or is there a difference?

I've attached a pic I grabbed from a how-to-use video online with a big red arrow pointing to the sunroof button. it's calling out to me...
 

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So... Anyone out there? Hi, hello, good day? I was also thinking of just pulling the center module out and sticking it into the homelink module slot. Anyone know (or want to guess so I know I'm not crazy) if that will fit?
 

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I agree it would be so much nicer to have the switch up there, rather than where it is. Having said that, I think redoing the wiring will be the biggest hassle. No idea about the fit of the console itself.
 

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Putting the switch from the current location to the overhead location isn't a big deal, you're just extending a couple of wires. But the biggest thing, to me, is making it look good/OEM. I have no idea what your switch looks like, so, that might not be a problem at all.
 

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to be honest, it doesnt seem that bad. in the 7th gen section there is a wiring diagram for the sunroof switch. theres basically a single wire for each function of the sunroof. just test the pins on the 8th gen overhead console sunroof button and it should match up. a little custom soldering and the right wires can be fitted on. hardest part i see about this is making the overhead console fit into the space on 7th gens.
 
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