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  1. Dash Cam - Installation tips

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Hi, wondering if anyone can share how they secured dash cam wiring from the window to the power source (cigerette lighter/USB/etc). I'm trying to avoid taking any panels off but could be convinced if it looks easy. Pictures would be great.
  2. New Here- Looking for Tips on Swapping 2016 Upholstery with Different Factory Color

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi everyone, Just bought a Honda Certified Used 2016 CR-V- very happy with it after I swapped cheapy tires dealership put on it with Cooper Evolution H/T's. Cut down on the road noise big time. Good tires made a big difference. Very, very pleased with the car now! I noticed zippers on all the...
  3. Searching Tips

    Website & Platform Help
    Hello All, Occasionally we get inquiries about the difficulty SEARCHing for items on the Forum. The 'Google Custom' search box doesn't work well. SO....HERE ARE SOME TIPS :kneel: To search any particular heading, open the list of topics pertaining to your Model (or query) and click on the...
  4. New 2018 CRV EX-L, Need Carseat Protection tips!

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    I just bought my very first ever brand new car and we went with the new 2018 CRV in the EX-L trim! I'm loving it (day 2 lol) but I need something to protect the rear leather seat from car seats. I have one forward facing toddler, and one rear facing wobbler. I have a towel underneath each...
  5. Dash Cam Location Tips?

    Mobile Electronics
    I want to install a Garmin dash cam but don't want to block any sensors that may be located on the back of the rear view mirror. It appears there is some kind of round lens sensor there but I'm not sure what it may be. I'm guessing auto headlight dimmer? Any advice greatly appreciated bxman
  6. Any tips, tricks, or secrets?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    As a new CR-V owner, are there any good tips and tricks you know of for these cars? For example, in my Subaru Forester, you could disable the seatbelt warning chime by 1) Start the Car 2) Clip and un-clip your seatbelt 20 times within 30 seconds 3) Turn the car off 4) Your seatbelt warning...
  7. Touring exhaust tips on Ex

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Hello all! First post here but I have owned many Hondas. The CRV is my wife's and I drive an 03 Element. So my question is do the oem CRV Touring muffler tips fit the Ex? I checked and the mufflers do have different part numbers so I'm thinking it won't work. I don't think the Touring ones...
  8. Cleaning tips

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Weird question maybe, but I really want to keep the black interior of my EX-L looking clean and new and I'm curious whether there are any specific tools or wipes that are highly recommended? With my last vehicle I'd use a leather wipe for some surfaces but then it would make glossier surfaces...
  9. Tips when using "trade-in" ?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    hi All - I'm planning to buy a CRV. I have a used car worth ~4k to private party as per KBB. If I use Trade-in with a dealer to avoid the hassle of private party sale, what are some things I should keep in mind ? I understand dealer price could be ~2K only. Does this mean any difference here...
  10. Tips and Tricks

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk
  11. Tips & Tricks

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    What Tips & Tricks have your learned about your CR-V? Here's a few things I've learned that work on my Touring: You can change the wallpaper for your home screen by swiping right to one of the "blank" screens and then press down on the image until a box pops up asking if you want to Add a...
  12. Honda Sensing : Experience, Tips, Limitations

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    2017 CR-V Owners (EX and above): Please post your real life experiences with Honda Sensing(CMBS, LKAS, ACC, RDM) where it saved you from a collision. Also mention any false alarms and the conditions that caused it. If you have experienced any situations where Honda Sensing failed, please post...
  13. 1st CRV - Pro Tips?

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi there. We just purchased our 1st CRV - a white 2016 model and we are thrilled with it. Since we have never owned a CRV before, we were curious if other owners have any tips that helped them to optimize their experience or helped them extend the life of their CRV. There didn't seem to be much...
  14. Any tips - Reliable Paint-Job in Orange County, CA?

    Hi all, 2006 CR-V. Just curious if anyone knows reliable car painters in Orange County (Cerritos, Fullerton, Garden Grove triangle area, if possible!)? I bought my CR-V at 25K miles and it was already scratched up and had yellowed headlights, and a wore-down drivers seat. Not sure why that...
  15. Hello! 44.5K Miles - 2006, AWD EX - California (Any tips for Maintenance?)

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi guys, Just checking out this forum, as I've sent my CR-V in for Airbag Recall & Electrical review. This is my first "serious" vehicle. Bought it around 2010 as Certified from Dealer with 25K miles on it, but only drive around 10 miles per day/average, because work is so close to me...
  16. 97-01 First Gen Body Side Molding Removal Tips?

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 (UK 1995-2001) CR-V
    I've been searching and searching the CRVOC forums on how to remove the plastic side moldings on the exterior doors. Can anyone give me some tips on how to remove these plastic trim pieces without damaging/breaking clips? I would like to paint them off the vehicle to color code them like the SE...
  17. Tips for removing the lower left mounting bracket for 1st gen CRV.

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi all, I need to replace my left front mount for my 1st gen CRV. Apparently the bolts that hold the mount to frame are not only very likely rusted in, but are attached to 18mm nuts WELDED (!?) on the back side of the frame. Just like this video (
  18. 2010 Automatic Car Starter Tips

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hello, As a Christmas present, I have purchased an automatic car starter for the CRV for my wife. I'm fairly good at working on cars so far, although I haven't done any of my own work on the CRV yet, and I'm excellent at reading/following directions so I think I will be okay. Everything I have...
  19. Has anyone installed VAIS GSR-025 in CRV-EX for Sirius XM - looking for install tips

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    Appreciate any tips others can offer who have already installed the VAIS GSR-025 tuner kit for Sirius. Specifically, where did you place the Sirius receiver and VAIS adapter (behind radio in-dash or elsewhere)? VAIS connects through USB and uses iPod source on radio. Placing hardware in small...
  20. Some tips for changing the serpentine belt in 3rd-gen CR-Vs

    Maintenance and Service
    Just replaced the serpentine belt in the 2009 CR-V today. The old belt looked worn, but the car was still running well. The OEM belt can be purchased on Amazon for around $20. Bando is Honda's OEM manufacturer for belts, so I would go with Bando over an off-brand like Gates or Dayco. Here is...