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Good connector, but needs modification if you want to use steering wheel controls
on April 9, 2012
The connector/harness I received was fine, but I had to modify it to maintain steering wheel control. I had to remove one of the extra pins/wires and reinsert into pin 3 of the connector. This is pretty easy, and worked fine, but it would have been nice to have it work out of the box. I used this connector along with the Metra Axxess ASWC Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface and a Clarion CX501. I installed this in my 2002 Acura MDX. Radio works great and steering wheel control is flawless.
An alternative to modifying the connector/harness is splicing into the steering wheel wire ahead before it goes into the Acura connector... but that defeats the purpose of having a harness. There may be other Metra harness that have steering wheel control for acura, but I didn't find them.