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Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy

Honda Remix Project 2.0

You may remember last year when PASMAG teamed up with Honda to bring you the Honda Remix Project. If you don't, well, please, remove the rock upon yourself because Honda’s involvement in the evolution of tuner culture has been unparalleled. With that said, we are proud to announce that PASMAG has once again teamed up with Honda in 2012. Much like last year, Honda is allowing PASMAG to tune two cars, and our friends at IAC and Best Buy are excited to be able to work their magic on a 2012 Civic Si and a 2012 Accord.

This year’s theme is all about value. What this means is that anyone can put in a reasonable amount of work and money and get high quality results Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buywithout cutting corners and breaking the bank. With the help of Best Buy and the Geek Squad handling the audio and the boys at IAC taking care of everything else, these two cars are sure to impress.

In this article we take a look at a brand new Honda Civic Si.


The fuse holder is mounted a few inches from the battery and routed through a firewall grommet and into the cabin of the Civic. The other wire connected to the fuse will be routed and connected to the battery.

After the cable is run into the cabin, it’s routed under the lower dash, centre console, carpet doorsill and back seat and fed through to the trunk. These wires will attach to the amp and sub.

From the head unit, the RCAs are fed along the kick panels from the side steering column and will eventually power the rear speakers.

Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy

First, the carpet shelf is removed to get to the factory speakers, which are then taken out. These speakers are replaced with the Kenwood FKC-1693PS speakers. The existing leads are then connected and mounted to the C-Pillar covers and reattached.

The amp and capacitor are mounted to the back of the rear seats. After prepping the 4-gauge power cable from the battery for capacitor connection using a ring connector, a ground connection is made using the same gauge cable and is connected to the cap. Running the corresponding power and ground cables, the amp is then connected to the RCA and remote cables. We can now connect the power at the battery.

Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy

To install the door speakers, the A-pillars are first removed to install tweeters. The factory leads are used and the tweeters are secured into place and pillar is reattached. This process is used for each door.

Next, the door panel is removed and the factory speaker is detached. Dynamat is used to insulate the speaker enclosure to prevent and control vibration. The new Kenwood KFC-P709PS speaker is rewired and screwed into place. The door panel is then replaced.

Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy

Once both doors are complete, we turn our attention to the trunk. The trunk floor and left and right liners are removed, followed by the spare tire. The trunk is then insulated with Dynamat to reduce trunk rattle and unwanted vibrations. The spare tire and trunk liners are reinstalled afterwards.

Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best BuyNext is the installation of two USB connectors. Using a uni-bit, a hole is drilled into the centre console trim for the USB placement. The wire is fed through the hole, and the USB is fastened into place by an adhesive and then screwed down for extra security. The wire is split from the 12V cigarette lighter and trim is snapped back into the centre console.

The rear USB is attached by drilling holes into the trunk frame and the connector is put in place by adhesive and screwed down tight. The wire is split to the trunk light power.

Next, the amp and sub are connected to the existing RCAs that were previously run through the centre console. When both are attached, the amp and capacitor are screwed to the back of the rear seat while the Alpine SBE-10PR Subwoofer relies on its weight and is adjustable for optimal bass power.

Finally, to install the new Kenwood DNX6180 GPS Navigation head unit, the factory head unit is removed by taking out console frame and unplugging it. The existing steering wheel column power is linked to the main power cord of the head unit and placed into the center console. Once the frame is snapped back into place, we have completed the audio install.

Now that we’ve completed this incredible audio upgrade, Honda Remix 2.0 continues as the Civic and its Accord counterpart travel to IAC for some body work. Stay tuned for more as Honda Remix 2.0 motors on.

Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy

From the head unit, the RCAs are fed along the kick panels from the side steering column and will eventually power the rear speakers. Honda Remix Project 2.0: Civic Audio Install by Best Buy

Sources

Best Buy • www.bestbuy.cawww.GeekSquad.ca

Dynamat • www.dynamat.com

Kenwood • www.kenwood.ca • USA www.kenwoodusa.com

iConnects • www.iconnects.ca