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2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Acura MDX Aftermarket Radio DIY Wiring Instructions

Disclaimer: Installing an aftermarket radio in your Acura MDX will result in the loss of the center dash speaker and the factory handsfree bluetooth functionality. The steering wheel controls that work with the aftermarket radio are volume up, volume down, next track, previous track and mode. The call buttons will not work with the aftermarket radio. Additional parts may be necessary to keep your factory steering wheel controls depending on the radio you are installing.

Notice: These DIY instructions are only meant for MDXs without navigation covering years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Replacing the radio in your Acura MDX requires you to connect 3 harnesses to your aftermarket radio harness. To complete the installation you must color match all the wires to your aftermarket radio harness. The MDX does not have an illumination trigger. This means you will not connect the orange or orange/white wire of your aftermarket radio harness to anything. You will have to manually dim the radio at night.

Here is a PDF Version

Gray 17 Pin Connector A

A9 Black Ground
A14 Red Switched 12V+
A17 Yellow Constant 12V+

Dark Gray 32 PIN Connector B

B3 Gray/Black Steering Wheel Control Ground
B8 Black (RCA) FL-
B10 Black (RCA) FR-
B11 Black (RCA) RL-
B13 Black (RCA) RR-
B14 Black (RCA) Subwoofer –
B19 Gray Steering Wheel Control Output
B23 Blue/White Factory Amplifier Turn on Input 12V+
B24 White (RCA) FL+
B26 Red (RCA) FR+
B27 White (RCA) RL+
B29 Red (RCA) RR+
B30 White (RCA) Subwoofer +

Pioneer/Kenwood/Sony: Most Pioneer, Kenwood, and Sony radios only have one blue/white wire. This blue/white wire must be connected to the blue wires on the connectors provided in our wiring otherwise you will have no sound. If you are having trouble please call or text 877-542-2872.

Gray 2 Pin Connector C

Pin Color Function
D2 Black Antenna Signal AM/FM
D3 Blue Antenna Power Input 12V+


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