It used to be simple to install an aftermarket CD player/headunit in
most cars, but manufacturers have increasingly opted for consoles that
make it very difficult to install a standard single-DIN or double-DIN
aftermarket unit without butchering the console, which most people are
unwilling to do (especially in a new vehicle).
I hate to say it, but there just isn't much demand for OEM CD players in
cars anymore - I'm surprised any auto manufacturer is still offering
them. I have a large CD collection, but I long ago got tired of fumbling
with CDs in the car and made the switch to digital files instead. It's
just easier to deal with pairing your phone to the car stereo via
Bluetooth and streaming files that way, or even loading them on a USB
drive and plugging the drive directly into the car stereo's USB port.
You really ought to consider ripping your wife's audiobook CDs to
digital files, which a new CRV or Pilot shouldn't have amy trouble
On Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:43:00 PM UTC-5, Lynn McGuire wrote:
i have been copying music from old CDs onto a SanDisk 256G Flash Drive from Costco & still use an iPod. The 2018 Accords have 2 USB ports for access. Use Windows Media to view & copy the files to the flash drive.
While a pain to set up, you will be able to take your stick when you travel as Android & Apple Auto access is here. There are apps on phones to access talking books, podcasts, etc.
You can get external CD drives with a USB to plug into these ports. The advantage to the flash drive is not having to carry CDs in the car.
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