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I have a 2020 HR-V LX AWD that did not come with CarPlay. There is a reply in a thread on this forum about this radio but the poster didn't give a link or info to buy. It took some research but I found it and the seller confirms that it will fit the 2015-2020 cars that came with the basic radio. I sent him pictures of my dash and answered a few questions and he confirmed fitment. He also said that the steering wheel controls and original reverse camera will work. I only wish it were a known brand. Someone, maybe myself, needs to give this thing a try. I must have CarPlay.


 

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I bought this and will give it a try, it has really good buyer feedback. It's $600 less than the Pioneer DMH-WC6600NEX (9 inch screen) at the current price of $175 plus tax, total of $193. Also, the Maxca comes with everything and the Pioneer would need another $200 for the install kit.
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I got the radio today, six days from China to Houston, everything looks good. I see why they advertise it as "plug and play" because the wiring harness is already done and complete. The quality of everything seems nice too and it was packaged very well. I'll probably not be able to install it until after the holiday.
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Does this factory radio have a security code? How can I get it? I'm asking in case anything is wrong with the aftermarket head unit install that I can put the stock radio back in the car. I had a Civic before and the code was on a sticker in the glove box.
 

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Does this factory radio have a security code? How can I get it? I'm asking in case anything is wrong with the aftermarket head unit install that I can put the stock radio back in the car. I had a Civic before and the code was on a sticker in the glove box.
I checked the owner's manual and inside the glove box and can't find the code. I'm going to ask the dealer tomorrow. This is the first step toward getting ready to install the new head unit.
 

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I checked the owner's manual and inside the glove box and can't find the code. I'm going to ask the dealer tomorrow. This is the first step toward getting ready to install the new head unit.
A few times after unplugging and plugging in the battery on my HRV, the head unit asked for a code but automatically unlocked itself after pressing the on button. I never had to enter a code.
 

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A few times after unplugging and plugging in the battery on my HRV, the head unit asked for a code but automatically unlocked itself after pressing the on button. I never had to enter a code.
I've had the same experience on my 16 EX

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the head unit asked for a code but automatically unlocked itself after pressing the on button. I never had to enter a code.
I've had the same experience on my 16 EX
I went to the dealership today and they confirmed that is the procedure. There is no code for the base radio.
 

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I installed and uninstalled the Maxca MA-901 today. It's a nice head unit but it must not be compatible with the 2020. I will add pictures later, the install was very simple and easy, plug and play as advertised. The problems were that nothing worked; the reverse camera, the steering wheel controls and the lights had a flicker with the engine running. I did get the wireless CarPlay to work but I need everything to work. I will eventually get the expensive Pioneer head unit.
 

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I have the firmware now from the seller and will install it after the New Year holiday. Had I of left the radio in the car I could go try it now but I will have to install it again, which is less than 30 minutes.
 

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I tried the firmware update and there were no improvements, it's the same problems*. I messaged the seller and will wait to hear back from him. I hope we can work this out because it's a nice radio and will save me $800 in the end.

*lights flickering only when the headlights are on, steering wheel controls don't work and the reverse camera doesn't work
 

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The seller said if I can get the pin out wiring diagram for this harness then he can make the connections for the 2019+ harness, so the Maxca radio will work in the later cars. The radio pictured is from the 2020 year model with the basic radio.
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The conclusion from the seller after my experience is that this head unit is for the 2016-2018 (USA) year models. He has been very responsive to my communication and has offered a refund.
 

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Does anyone want to try this radio in their 2016-2018 HR-V? I paid $200 with the shipping and I am asking $150 sent within USA. It did not work in my 2020, the 2019+ has different wiring than the 2016-2018. Please see post #11 in this thread for install pictures and pictures of the harness connections.
 

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Does anyone want to try this radio in their 2016-2018 HR-V? I paid $200 with the shipping and I am asking $150 sent within USA. It did not work in my 2020, the 2019+ has different wiring than the 2016-2018. Please see post #11 in this thread for install pictures and pictures of the harness connections.
This is still available for sale. Price lowered to $100.
 
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