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I cannot believe there isn't a writeup on this in 2021, but I found little info on this so hopefully this will help others. One of my biggest complaints about the 9th gen Si was the stock 7in display. For those that bought their Civics with premium audio in 2014, we were promised CarPlay and after the fact, they rescinded the rollout of CarPlay. Since then there really hasn't a lot of info or solutions too getting a seamlessly integrated setup that looks factory.

The setup I did retains all functionality, and I mean all of it. All steering wheel controls work, iMid clock changes with the head unit clock, backup camera and lane switch camera work when you put the car into reverse, or put the right blinker on respectively. Here is a list of what is retained:

  • Steering Wheel Controls

  • SWC Made Simpler

  • Amplifier

  • Subwoofer

  • Bluetooth

  • Backup Camera

  • AUX Input

  • USB port

  • Connections for DVD and GPS

  • Added Onscreen Features

  • Side View / Lane Watch

  • Factory Vehicle Settings
Here are the parts needed:

1. 2013 Civic with Navi dash bezel. For the Si, you need the 2013 Si bezel as it is the carbon fiber version. The 2014-2015 with 7in screen will not be compatible with a double din head unit, it has to be a 2013 navi bezel. P/N 77250-TR7-C11ZA (for the carbon bezel)

2. iDatalink Maestro RR. This integrates the head unit to your car t retain all the factory accessories

3. iDatalink HRN-RR-HO2 integration harness. This is the harness that is pre made for our cars, so it saves you the headache of having to spice and make the harness

4. iDatalink USB2 adapter x2. You need two of these, as there are two powered USB ports in our cars. This simply allows the factory USB ports too function.

5. Metra 40-HD11 antenna adapter. This integrates the factory antenna to the head unit.

6. An acceptable head unit that can accept all of our cars features. This will be something you have to research and make sure everything is compatible. Crutchfield.com is a fantastic resource for this. I picked the Kenwood DMX957XR head unit and I really love it.

I added a custom splash screen so it really looks factory when you fire the car up. Overall, it is a big investment to get CarPlay but I am super super happy with it.
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Ah, so you're the one who posted that on the FB group. I'm just gonna throw money at you to install it for me lol. Saved that post when I get around to wanting to have it installed. I was wanting to do last year, but read up on how like none of the head units worked with the camera system.
 

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Ah, so you're the one who posted that on the FB group. I'm just gonna throw money at you to install it for me lol. Saved that post when I get around to wanting to have it installed. I was wanting to do last year, but read up on how like none of the head units worked with the camera system.
It is really not that bad to do.
 

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That's amazing! Nice work.
Now, I might have to do the same to my FB6.
Did you just get everything from Crutchfield (save the bezel, which is obviously on Honda part)?
I suppose that the only real thing you lose is all of the fuel economy information.
 

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I cannot believe there isn't a writeup on this in 2021, but I found little info on this so hopefully this will help others. One of my biggest complaints about the 9th gen Si was the stock 7in display. For those that bought their Civics with premium audio in 2014, we were promised CarPlay and after the fact, they rescinded the rollout of CarPlay. Since then there really hasn't a lot of info or solutions too getting a seamlessly integrated setup that looks factory.

The setup I did retains all functionality, and I mean all of it. All steering wheel controls work, iMid clock changes with the head unit clock, backup camera and lane switch camera work when you put the car into reverse, or put the right blinker on respectively. Here is a list of what is retained:

  • Steering Wheel Controls

  • SWC Made Simpler

  • Amplifier

  • Subwoofer

  • Bluetooth

  • Backup Camera

  • AUX Input

  • USB port

  • Connections for DVD and GPS

  • Added Onscreen Features

  • Side View / Lane Watch

  • Factory Vehicle Settings
Here are the parts needed:

1. 2013 Civic with Navi dash bezel. For the Si, you need the 2013 Si bezel as it is the carbon fiber version. The 2014-2015 with 7in screen will not be compatible with a double din head unit, it has to be a 2013 navi bezel. P/N 77250-TR7-C11ZA (for the carbon bezel)

2. iDatalink Maestro RR. This integrates the head unit to your car t retain all the factory accessories

3. iDatalink HRN-RR-HO2 integration harness. This is the harness that is pre made for our cars, so it saves you the headache of having to spice and make the harness

4. iDatalink USB2 adapter x2. You need two of these, as there are two powered USB ports in our cars. This simply allows the factory USB ports too function.

5. Metra 40-HD11 antenna adapter. This integrates the factory antenna to the head unit.

6. An acceptable head unit that can accept all of our cars features. This will be something you have to research and make sure everything is compatible. Crutchfield.com is a fantastic resource for this. I picked the Kenwood DMX957XR head unit and I really love it.

I added a custom splash screen so it really looks factory when you fire the car up. Overall, it is a big investment to get CarPlay but I am super super happy with it. View attachment 493397 View attachment 493398 View attachment 493399 View attachment 493400 View attachment 493401 View attachment 493402 View attachment 493403
What’re the differences if I have a 12 with no screen? Can I just do everything the same without worrying about the cameras?
 

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Thanks very much for sharing this. It is good to know that the factory features (esp. back up camera and lane watch) can be retained with a new head unit. The key seems to be using an idatalink compatible head unit. I will likely give this a shot in the next few months.

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I don't know what the big deal is with screens for radio functions. I drive a 2012 Si and I wouldn't trade my big fat volume knob on the radio for nothing. There has been such an outcry about a physical turn knob for volume control, Honda has responded by adding it to all of their newer cars now. On my 2017 Accord Hybrid, the dash screen is always hard to see in the bright sun. On my Civic Si, the imid display is completely shaded with all the info displayed why would anyone want to change that? I use a phone on a mount for my Navigation so I don't see the need for a screen in my car at all. There is a product which you can tap into the Car's wiring harness to add any forward or backup cameras to the factory's imid system, again fully visible in any light condition in the car. The member's dash looks good, nice job it's just not for me.
 

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I don't know what the big deal is with screens for radio functions. I drive a 2012 Si and I wouldn't trade my big fat volume knob on the radio for nothing. There has been such an outcry about a physical turn knob for volume control, Honda has responded by adding it to all of their newer cars now. On my 2017 Accord Hybrid, the dash screen is always hard to see in the bright sun. On my Civic Si, the imid display is completely shaded with all the info displayed why would anyone want to change that? I use a phone on a mount for my Navigation so I don't see the need for a screen in my car at all. There is a product which you can tap into the Car's wiring harness to add any forward or backup cameras to the factory's imid system, again fully visible in any light condition in the car. The member's dash looks good, nice job it's just not for me.
That sounds pretty cool what is it?
 

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That's amazing! Nice work.
Now, I might have to do the same to my FB6.
Did you just get everything from Crutchfield (save the bezel, which is obviously on Honda part)?
I suppose that the only real thing you lose is all of the fuel economy information.
I can scroll my imid and get fuel economy info. That is correct on the Crutchfield order. You can actually just use then Scoche part number for the center dash bezel, they make one but it isn't carbon, it is just black. I wanted too keep the factory look as much as possible and I would do it the exact same way if I had to do it over again. I think it looks really good.
 

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Do you still end up using the car's factory microphone? I installed a double din in my 8th gen, and I had to use a seperate GPS and microphone and lead them through my vents (carefully, because if I turned heat through them it would get the wires hot so I tried my best to avoid doing so), but I think 9th gens have an integrated bluetooth system. I'm wondering if it's within the headunit or?
 

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I cannot believe there isn't a writeup on this in 2021, but I found little info on this so hopefully this will help others. One of my biggest complaints about the 9th gen Si was the stock 7in display. For those that bought their Civics with premium audio in 2014, we were promised CarPlay and after the fact, they rescinded the rollout of CarPlay. Since then there really hasn't a lot of info or solutions too getting a seamlessly integrated setup that looks factory.

The setup I did retains all functionality, and I mean all of it. All steering wheel controls work, iMid clock changes with the head unit clock, backup camera and lane switch camera work when you put the car into reverse, or put the right blinker on respectively. Here is a list of what is retained:
Hi, i'm from Italy and i have a european 9th generation Civic (latest facelift before Civic 10th gen) with Honda Connect (android 4 based infotainement).
On this model i-mid clock data are taken from Honda Connect and cannot be set from i-mid menu as standard radio model. Your civic had a similar configuration or you have a indipendent clock setting menu on i-mid?
If your clock is not indipendent and is now automatically set from new navigator this is a great news. In european forum there are for now no solution for clock imid set (except disconnect car battery at 1:00) ifold honda connect is swapped with a new radio.
 
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