Saturday, September 20, 2014

Option Connector

Note: This image is not from Mk9 Civic
This will be helpful for those who wants to install dash-cam or any other optional equipment in your lovely Honda.

My colleague at work (by the way, he ordered new Civic with Sport spec yay!) sent me the link
http://www.civinfo.com/wiki/index.php?title=Option_Connector

Turns out, it's very easy to get 12V, ACC and some other pins on Civic. Thank you Honda!

So... let's describe them:
+---------------+
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
+---------------+
| 5 |       | 6 |
+---------------+

1. +12V when reverse gear is engaged, 0V otherwise.
2. A fluctuating voltage which ranges +0.3 < V < +0.8 when ignition is switched, 0V otherwise.
3. +1.3V with sidelights, 0V otherwise.
4. +12V with sidelights, 0V otherwise.
5. +12V constant from battery.
6. +12V switched with ignition, 0V otherwise.

This is how it looks in Mk9 Civic Hatch.
Look for sky-blue connector on left between bottom long horizontal green/white connector and fuses.

Pin #3 is missing
On my Civic pins are a little different.
+---+---+
| 5 | 1 |  1. +12V reverse gear engaged, 0V otherwise
+---+---+  2. empty, missing pin
|   | 2 |  3. +12V ignition on, 0V otherwise
+   +---+  4. +12V sidelights on, 0V otherwise
|   | 3 |  5. +12V key inserted, 0V otherwise
+---+---+  6. +12V constant from battery
| 6 | 4 |
+---+---+

Housing dimensions: 20.36 x 14.12 mm, length 24.08 mm.

Socket dimensions: 2.94 x 2.52 mm.
Approx. pin (male part) wide should be 2.28 mm.


And this is what was connected to it. It's locally installed fog lights harness.
Sticker from connected cable
But, he is a catch.
There is no cheap option on eBay for this piece of plastic. The only option is about $12 - Fuse Box Option Connector for Honda Civic and CR-V. There should be other (read, cheaper) way ;-)

But, people say, we can make similar connector out of regular 8pin 4x2 row.


And I found few cheap ($2-3) similar options that can be trimmed by knife:
TE CONNECTIVITY / AMP - 927366-1 - HOUSING, JR. TIMER, 8 WAY
TE CONNECTIVITY / AMP - 927368-1 - HOUSING, PLUG, 2 ROW, 8 WAY, POLYAMIDE
4CARMEDIA ZRS-104
4CARMEDIA ZRS-148

If you have a lot of time, help us to find similar here
http://octopart.com/partsearch#!?q=plug%208%20contacts%202%20rows
http://www.te.com/catalog/feat/en/c/11315?BML=10576,17687

Also, if you will ask Honda seller to make preparing for external hands-free system (that are still popular in Israel)

You will get most of pins just below glovebox! (found on forum)



22,800 km | 1Y 4M