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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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New Metra 99-7803G DD dash kit

Overall I'm pleased with it. There are three things I don't like though.

1. The mounting brackets are plastic. I had no problem installing it but it doesn't seem like it would hold up well if you need to take it out often.

2. The AC/Heater controls won't turn on just by pressing the corresponding button. You have to hit Auto first to turn it on. For example, if I wanted to turn on just the rear defogger, I can't just hit the rear defogger button. I have to hit Auto first, to turn the unit on, then hit the rear defogger.

3. The thing I dislike the most is that the buttons do NOT light up! The screen is the only thing that illuminates. This makes using the unit at night difficult. I have to turn my overhead light on to adjust anything. Maybe with time I'll learn the button locations by feel and will be able to use them in the dark but until then it will take some getting used to.


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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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not trying to hate but.... why are the controls on the top... looks so silly
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Yes, looks silly but it works and gives us options to retain the dual climate and install a different head unit.

The Unit looks to be pretty good quality, how do you like it and how much, where did you buy this kit from?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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I got it from installer.com but they recently upped the price. The cheapest place to get it now is from Ebay.

The screen would look nicer up top but if you look at the dash without the head unit in, you'd see that there is very little room up top for a DD to fit.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #5
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You are referring to the space behind the new climate control unit, there is no room to fit a radio there. I think 05accord6spd is referring to the placement of the temperature buttons.

Does the off button turn on the radio; does any other buttons turn on the climate control besides?

Does the climate control remember your last setting; for example at the next restart, does it go back to the last setting before you shut the car off?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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is this only for a dual climate?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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Metra Honda Accord 2003-2007 kit 99-7803G - YouTube

no, once plugged in, it automatically learns your car if it is dual or single. The video says dual or manual control so I'm assuming that when he said manual, he is referring that climate control being a single climate controled.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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this kit is pretty expensive ebay is selling it for $300
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:03 AM   #9
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Lmao did anyone see the video for the lower cubby replacement? This is to replace the factory pocket because.... it works better than the factory pocket. Idk about all that... shoulda just made a double din mount kit for the lower cubby too.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:40 AM   #10
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Does the off button turn on the radio; does any other buttons turn on the climate control besides?
The buttons on the metra kit have nothing to do with the radio. When the climate control is off, hitting any button other than Auto doesn't do anything at all. You HAVE to hit Auto to get it to turn on. I emailed Metra asking them if this is how the kit is supposed to work but haven't heard back from them yet.

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Does the climate control remember your last setting; for example at the next restart, does it go back to the last setting before you shut the car off?
If you leave the climate control on when you turn the car off then yes.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:42 AM   #11
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After talking it over with people on another forum, it looks like the wiring directions in the Metra manual are incorrect. I'm going to change the wiring per their suggestions this weekend and see if that fixes the buttons not lighting up.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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The buttons on the metra kit have nothing to do with the radio. When the climate control is off, hitting any button other than Auto doesn't do anything at all. You HAVE to hit Auto to get it to turn on. I emailed Metra asking them if this is how the kit is supposed to work but haven't heard back from them yet.
I meant climate control, not radio.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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Yes the off button turns the climate control completely off.
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GL with the re-wire, Ike. Been following the other two threads on that other forum
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Old December 21st, 2012, 01:32 PM   #15
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I saw some of the other photos, in some of the photos, it looks as if the buttons do light up but not 100% certain that it does. I am also following your other threads on other forums. Looking at the manual, the backlight LCD does change colors. I would be interested if the buttons do light up.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 07:31 AM   #16
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The buttons do not light up. I changed the wiring and still nothing. Oh well.
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Anyone else try this kit ? Will this work with single zone climate
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #18
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I tried the kit. The buttons do light up. It will also work on single zone climate.




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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #19
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i would get this but $300 is kinda alot :-/
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #20
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So one of the circles would be useless on the single climate zone right ? Would I need a special harness for it
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #21
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it comes with all the harness you need. Just note that the provided cubby hole is not as deep as OEM.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:16 AM   #22
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Looks like I forgot to update the thread saying that the kit does in fact light up.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:39 PM   #23
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still expensive $214 Metra 99 7803G Honda Accord 2003 2007 Dash Kit Sdin or DDIN with Display | eBay
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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:05 AM   #24
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I'm not sure why people expect it to be cheap when it has HVAC controls built into it.
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coz kids can't pay for their **** ike.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:02 AM   #26
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It soo worth it tho. I can actually see my back up cam
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:31 PM   #27
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Hmm i've been debating on this but like most people said $300 is expensive, the $214 link wasn't so bad.

Did you guys happen to take a picture of the wiring harness/back of the unit? or perhaps a video of it in action.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:33 PM   #28
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I got mine for 280 on ebay with the cubby, and wiring harness
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I tried the kit. The buttons do light up. It will also work on single zone climate.




I like the look of this one quite a bit... Did you wrap it?
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Old February 1st, 2013, 06:28 AM   #30
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Yup I did wrap it. It was a *****.
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