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  1. Trailing arm bushings 01 Gen 1.5?

    Maintenance and Service
    Recently I was on a fire road and made a U turn it a turn around and while I was turning the trailing arm bushing, on my rear passenger side, slipped out of my trailing arm. This left my wheel with room to play in 4 directions so I parked it for the night. The next day I I went back out to the...
  2. Battery Replacement - Dealer, other or DIY?

    Maintenance and Service
    the battery on my 2016 CRV seems not to be retaining charge very well anymore and probably needs replacing. Is there any reason this can't be done outside of the dealer? Do they need to reset anything after the battery is changed? Will I lose any internal settings after the battery in...
  3. Code Help & DIY

    Problems & Issues
    This post is alternately titled: "Tax time struggles for lower-middle-class" I'm a creature of habit, and I love Hondas. I'm also a single mom living in the panhandle: living on a DIY budget. I bought a 2001 CR-V from Craigslist a few weeks ago.. And it needs a little maintenance. Fingers...
  4. Rear hatch - DIY Power lock install ???

    2012-2016 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 4)
    We plan to obtain my wife's new (new to us) 2014 CRV EX-L in 1-2 weeks. During her test drive, she didn't notice if its rear hatch door is only manual or also has power lock system. U-Tubes videos keep showing a manual rear hatch door on 2014 models. My wife likes Power Lock (unlock) rear...
  5. 2019 diy heated steering wheel

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey guys there are a bunch of really cheap heating strips you can buy that would be super easy to run around the steering wheel and then put a cover over top of. My question would be this though: Is there a 12 volt power line I could splice into somewhere in the steering wheel? Looks really...
  6. DIY - Spark plugs on 2012-2016 CRV

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey guys, I'm probably not the only one with a 4th gen getting up there in miles so hopefully this is well-timed: Really easy, as it is on any Honda 4-banger. Should take you ~20 minutes. Any questions, feel free to ask. -Tim
  7. Recommendation for first DIY ATF change after two by dealer

    Maintenance and Service
    Bought new 2010 CRV EX 2WD. Has had two ATF changes at dealer, first one in 2014 (mil 58,271) and last was on 10/21/16 (mil 82,089). Current mileage on 11/23/2018 is ~103,946. I assume both were full exchanges*. That's 2 years and 21,857 miles since last tansmission fluid change. Normal...
  8. Radiator replacement: part 1 (prep, parts list)

    1999-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1.5)
    It's time to replace the old, corroded OEM radiator in my '01 SE. It was going to be a $400+ job at the shop so I decided to do it myself. Thought I'd ask if anyone here has done this, and if so, if you have any tips or pointers for me. After double-checking over everything carefully and...
  9. CR-V 2007-2011 Head Unit (Radio) DIY upgrade

    CR-V Owners in Europe
    Hi guys, I have just completed the DIY project of upgrading my car stereo on my (European) 2008 CR-V. Parts: The unit I chose is the brand new (announced Aug 2018) Sony XAV-AX1000 which includes Apple's CarPlay (which was the primary factor for the upgrade). To install the Sony, I purchased...
  10. Results: Trans fluid "flush" on my '01 CRV SE

    1999-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1.5)
    This past weekend I "flushed" the auto trans on my 2001 CRV SE. I just bought the car and had noticed the strained shifting prior to purchase; I knew a trans fluid change was in immediate order. All the gears were shifting pretty consistently between 3-4k RPM. I picked up 10 US qts of Honda OEM...
  11. Hood realignment DIY

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey! So last year, I got into an accident with a deer and it pushed the right(?) side of my hood up. I can't really afford a mechanic to move it back and I would highly prefer to move it back myself. I have some pictures of my hood at the bottom. Thank you! :)
  12. DIY roof rack installation on 2012 CRV

    DIY Center Discussion
    How difficult is it to install roof rack on 2012 CRV? Can I do it myself with simple tools? Are the ones for sale on eBay OK? Thanks, Tom
  13. Diy center console/arm rest

    1996-2001 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 1)
    Got this online for less rhan 15USD, cheaper than the oem. Serves its purpose.
  14. 5 Ways a Manual Can Help You With DIY Car Repair

    Experience and proven instruction count when doing a DIY car repair. Learn More: 5 Ways a Manual Can Help You With DIY Car Repair Whether you pursue do-it-yourself car or truck repair to save money, to relax, or to bond with a friend or family member, the benefits of using a high-quality...
  15. DIY skid/bash plate ?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Has anyone made one ? Can't seem to buy one anywhere in the uk
  16. How to DIY an Ignition Wire Kill Switch - CRV Gen 1?

    Mobile Electronics
    Anyone know how I can wire in an ignition Wire Kill Switch into a CRV Gen 1? Just for extra security when needed, I'll hide the switch under the dash.
  17. DIY shock replacement parts

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    I have no doubt this has been asked and answered many times before, but the search function does not work What are the absolute minimum parts required to change out the shocks on a 2007? Does anyone have a recommended source? I have 200K on the old girl, paint baked off in the desert, flooded...
  18. DIY How to change oil on 2.0 petrol CR-V

    2012-2016 Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen 4)
    I've made a how-to
  19. DIY: anyone change oil on their 2018 CR-V yet? [removing cover under front of car]

    2017 - Present Official Specs, Features, Etc. (Gen
    i watched a couple youtube videos on the 2017, but it seems that even though the 2018 is supposed to be very similar to the 2017, the "undercover" on our 2018 EX-L is not a metal plate held on by screws. i admittedly haven't looked at it carefully, but it wasn't clear to me what needs to be...
  20. DIY - 2012-2016 rear brake pad change

    Maintenance and Service
    This is basic for most of you, but I decided to create a tutorial video anyway for those unfamiliar with the process: Our 2013 CRV is at just over 90k miles now, and this was the first time changing out the rear pads. OEM rear rotor is still in good...