Originally Posted by saimad4u
I just booked a HONDA CITY CE just need some information regarding the electrical warranty-- is it necessary to get the ICE from Honda dealership or can i buy it from local store and the fitment can be done in Honda dealership?
Warranty is a million dollar question!
I know you are so desperate to know about this warranty issue. I have noted your same query in the other Honda forum- My White Lightning - Honda City S MT
There are only two types of ICE accessories are available with the Honda dealer. One normal single din type like regular sets and another one a double din CASKA. Though CASKA is a standard aftermarket fitment by the dealers, it is not approved by the Honda, Japan. CASKA is safe as the set is only plug and play but very expensive, costs almost Rs.60,000/-
If you are lucky, some very good Chinese makes as replacement to origional are also available. the price would be around Rs.30,000 but you have to be doubly careful. I think CASKA also a Chinese make.
Other sets need wire connections through stripping/splicing wires; by avoiding total cutting of wire which generally felt by customers that will have no warranty issue.
A friendly dealer will always advise you to carry out with outside shops such aftermarket unofficial accessories as every work carried at the dealer will be recordered in the car data sheet. If do it with dealer, in such non Honda items see that it is not recorded in the bill.
Regarding warranty, if your time is good everything will go well. Or otherwise you have to fight to win and sometimes you may lose it.
If you want the stock ICE, search internet, sometimes available @olx.in / ebay.in from Honda city owners who replaced the original by high end aftermarket one. Do it @dealer.
Or if you know any reputed car audio dealer who has a skilled professional auto electrician, get it what you want for a reasonable price & even you can see the demo & choose.
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