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  1. Japanese or British Gen 2 CRV

    Shopping & Test Driving
    Hello, I am new to the forum, and please excuse if this is dumb question or one that has been answered long ago.... I am in the market for a gen 2 CRV,( 05, 06). i have done research on country of origin, but cant find a definitive answer on which would be "better"... I reviewed high mileage...
  2. Hello from Nanaimo (say, wot?) BC Canada : ) 2000 Japanese model CR-V, mirror proble

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hey, folks, and greetings : ) A few months ago, I was lucky to acquire a 2000 CR-V, soon affectionately dubbed "Ronda, The Curvy Honda." So happy to have found her :clap: We live on Vancouver Island, on the Pacific Coast of Canada. Ronda is a right-side-drive Japanese model, imported into...
  3. All New CV joint boots 2nd Gen CRV 2006 Japanese Built

    Maintenance and Service
    I should have taken more pics but here is what I did instead of replacing the axel half shafts. I am cheap and I know the one CV joint boot was ripped for a very short time and no water got into the joint. I noticed that the Lower control arm front rubber bushings were all played out too. I...
  4. 1996 Blue Japanese Import/Gloucestershire Spares.

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi , New to this site as I have a Blue 1996 Japanese CRV Imported in 2000. Just failed MOT sadly on emissions and rusted sills. Would love to sell it on for spares and repairs rather than see it go to the scrap yard next week.
  5. 2008 crv Japanese stereo/nav system replacement

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 CR-V
    hi all, please point me in the right direction if there is already a post. I am new to the forum and i have looked high and low for stereo and navigation system replacement and wiring but i haven't had any luck, a few small details but they haven't helped me much. my father inlaw just brought...
  6. 2000 Honda CR-V right hand drive Japanese Version

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I just bought a Japanese version of the 2000 Honda CR-V. I'm not sure if the exact model but it's an automatic 4x4. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for buy parts. Brake pads, belts, rotors ect. I'm not sure with it being right hand drive built and marketed in Japan if...
  7. 2000 CR-V Japanese Version right hand drive

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    I just bought a Japanese version of the 2000 Honda CR-V. I'm not sure if the exact model but it's an automatic 4x4. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for buy parts. Brake pads, belts, rotors ect. I'm not sure with it being right hand drive built and marketed in Japan if...
  8. Changing Navigation Display Language From Japanese to English

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    Hi Everyone I have a 2014 Honda CRV that was imported from Japan.The navigation display located on the upper dashboard is in Japanese and i would like to change it English.Does anyone know how i can get it changed ?
  9. Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)

    Maintenance and Service
    Ever wonder why none of your phillips screwdrivers work too well to remove those screws that secure that aluminum cover plate to your oil filter and drain plug? Or the cover to your transmission drain plug? I have a 2012, others may be different. This is what you will get if you use a...
  10. Starter question (Japanese chassis)

    Maintenance and Service
    I live on a Caribbean island and parts are incredibly expensive to get unless you get them when you come in from the states. I need a new starter and will be having my friend bring it back with him in a few weeks. I just want to make sure that what I order off a site like summit racing, will...
  11. Honda CRV 1996 (Japanese) Difficult to start when hot + lose of power.

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, It all began when my car overheated that much that after that, when idle, it would make noise. That was the only problem I recall although was a little difficult to start the engine some times. I got it fixed by a mechanic who said the engine was a mess and had to do the top and bottom...
  12. Remote keyless entry for JAPANESE Gen 1

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, I'm trying to figure out remote keyless entry for a 1999 JDM CRV. EX or LX? I don't know. It does have power door locks. It is a right hand drive Japan import. I bought a transmitter 08E61-S10-1M001 from Bell Honda, but I couldn't get any response from the locks when I tried to program...
  13. Question about compatibility of Japan vs UK built headlights

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    So I bought new headlights for my 5 speed 2006 and I bought them for a Japan built CRV. After they arrived I noticed when I opened the driver's side door written on a sticker that mine was actually built in the UK. I notice they have two types of headlights for my year and model, UK & Japan...
  14. Are brake pads the same for UK and Japanese built CRV's??

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi All, Wondered if anyone can help, i have a 2002, mk 2 CRV and will be changing the brake pads very soon, i live in Australia and have noticed that the pads are really expensive here so did a bit of a search and found that i can get new pads shipped from the UK and it still is cheaper than...
  15. How much is my Honda CR-V 1997 Japanese build worth?

    Vendor Deals
    I am selling my Honda CR-V. It's a Japanese build, 1997 registration. Would anyone like to give me a guide price for this? It's been off the road for 18 months, so it will incur costs for tests, fixes, tax and Puskapom check which will need to be taken into account, but I'd be grateful for...
  16. British vs Japanese built?

    Problems & Issues
    2005 Honda CRV AWD 4cyl LX Automatic transmission (British Built): I am having issues with transmission and having a hard time finding and independant shop to fix it. I DONT want to take it to honda but im having a hard time with it (DFW area) Can i swap a Japanese built transmission into my...
  17. 1997 Japanese import CRV manuals

    Problems & Issues
    hi i'm new to both the site & the crv i really need some help please, i recently bought a '97 Japanese import (as far as i know) & i have no manuals, nothing ! my satnav's in Japanese & i would really like to know how to change it to english( if possible ...). i wondered if any1 knew any sites...
  18. Pics of the real Japanese tuning scene
    Hey guys, Today we’d like to share an interesting post with you. It’s an inside look at the * tuning scene of Japan written up and illustrated by Chris Gray. Chris has been living between Ireland and Japan for many years and in his post for CARiD Blog he talks about the Tokyo Drift, Sport...
  19. 1997 CRV Nav/Gyro/Audio in Japanese

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I live in Zambia and bought a 1997 CRV LX 4wdat today, it is in really good nick but the Nav/Gyro/Audio boots up goes through some sort of start up and then does nothing, everything is in Japanese (Vehicle imported from Japan) will not play cds and FM radio only goes up to 89.1. Is there a...
  20. CRV 1997 Japanese Import

    Problems & Issues
    My car came without a spare wheel and all the wheels on the car have just 4 nuts, not the customary 5. Every CRV we see has 5 nuts. If we buy a spare wheel it will need to have 4 nuts. But we can't find one anywhere.