HOLLY HILL, FL – In 2003, Metra Electronics set out to do something never done before in the realm of aftermarket radio installation kits. The 2003 Honda Accord’s factory radio and climate controls were integrated in one part. The buzz in the industry was “They say it can’t be done.”
Metra did it, providing the first installation kit with an aftermarket climate control built in. Over the past 9 years, more than a dozen of these kits were developed at Metra, getting better looking each time. With that experience, Metra has decided to re-build the 2003-2007 Accord kit with major improvements.
The new 99-7803 comes to life from a combination of Metra’s real world experience and understanding their customers’ needs. The biggest engineering achievement would have to be the ability to now install double-DIN radios. The new design with rubber backlit buttons and an LCD display allows this kit to retain all factory climate functions in both manual and auto climate equipped cars with no additional parts needed.
Additionally there will be a replacement pocket for the lower dash. The factory pocket can remain, but doesn’t operate so Metra’s 88-00-7803 will be available sold separately as a better looking solution.
Once again Metra adapts to the changes in mobile electronics trends, providing a modern solution for a popular vehicle. “It can be done”.