if I could afford it I would trade in my 30 day old crv and find a vehicle with a cd player. 73 years old and do not need this frustration. health is not good. will not live long enough to get another car. if I did number one would be a cd player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go to a place like CarToys or Best Buy and see if they have an aftermarket unit that looks good and can replace the factory unit or be added onto.
Honestly, most places won't recommend changing that radio and likely won't have the parts. The simplest solution would be using a portable cd player and a Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver. It would pair with your stereo through bluetooth and plug into the portable cd player through the 3.5mm headphone jack. Copy and paste link to see the type of item: https://www.amazon.com/HV-BT018-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver- Wireless/dp/B0185GZMMQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1496798499&sr=8- 5&keywords=bluetooth%20portable%20cd%20player&tag=vs-auto-convert-amazon-20
I've had three of those, different brands and they have no external rejection, so if someone pulls along side you and is talking on a two way it either goes all static or just blanks out, anything that has a transmitter effects them, cabs, patrol cars, tractor trailer rigs even ham radios.
No offense but the guy is 73 and just wants to play cd's. It'll cost $100 minimum to replace his radio with a basic aftermarket and that doesn't include installation cost. All he really needs is a computer and time. Just rip all the cd's to a computer and copy them to a usb flash drive. I was trying to keep it simple.
I do not have the time or patience to rip the CDs I borrow from the library and listen while driving, nor do I have the time to rip my own large collection of CDs to an MP3 drive. Honda has got this one totally wrong, the CR/V needs a CD player. A CD player is a necessarily for me and I think, for many others too.
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