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Old 01-19-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default 2000 Honda Civic Sirius Replay Install

Hello all

I've been lurking around here awhile and reading installation posts before posting my question/problem.

I just got my Replay a few days ago, and I am really stubborn (cheap) about spending $100 to have it professionally installed, so I thought I would attempt to install it myself...after all the manual says this installation is Super EASY! Of course it isn't hard to plug it in and throw the antenna on my dashboard, but it looks awfully messy.

I opted for the velcro install because I figured the suction cup install would look worse with the messy wires everywhere, but I've found I'm not too happy with it because it's hard to read the screen at the angle it sits.

I attempted some ghetto installation of hiding the wires in the glove box and running the antenna wire under the paneling right of the glove box so that the antenna is on the far right side dashboard. I know of a few people who had theirs professionally installed and had the antenna placed UNDER the dash and not on the roof like everyone else seems to be doing. I don't have a huge problem with having it on my dash. It certainly looks better than it did before. But now that I've seen everyone's pictures of their installs, I think I want mine to look more clean.

There is a post specifically for my car (2000 Honda Civic) and I'm sure the poster did an amazing job citing exactly what he did, but it was So long and confusing. Taking apart my whole dashboard kind of scares me. I was pretty much by the time I finished looking at his photo gallery.

Should I just fork over the cash and have it done by a pro? Or is there an easier method I can do it myself? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance from a newbie.
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Old 01-19-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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well, if you lived in the So.California area i'd be happy to help, but, if you 're completely paranoid about removing the dash trim bezel and opening up the dash of your car, there is no way to eleviate this fear by doing it yourself.

i know there are people here who have been given step by step instructions on how to install and mount the PNP's, and they still end up paying for someone to install it for them, because they fear breaking something, and would rather not deal the stress of it all.

the antenna itself is probably the most arduous job of the install. where do i mount it, how do i run the wire back to the car dock, how do i get the wire back into the car if i put it on my roof?

if it scares you, then you'll end up paying to have it done.
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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sadly i'm in norcal. thanks for the offer though :\

i was looking at my car, trying to figure out how people get their antenna onto the roof. i know you slide the wire underneath the black plastic molding but how do you get it back into the car ?
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Default My 1999 Civic Install.

I have a 1999 Civic and I ran the wire under the plastic/rubber channel that is on the roof to the front windsheild then along the windsheild to the hinge area of the front passenger door and onto the dash to my starmate replay.

Looks great - can't see the wire at all. I think the 2000 Civic is similar.
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