Would the 2015 grill fit on the 2012 bumper as a straight swap?Hello!
Newb to the forum (wasn't too sure how active forums are anymore now that most folk have swapped to bookface) and to the CR-V platform. I'm looking to buy a 2012 EX-L tomorrow and noticed that the 2015s have different headlights, grille, bumper, and fog lights. How hard is it to do a nose conversion? I've heard that the 2014 is the last year before the CR-V went to the CVT transmission, and I want to steer clear of that. So, pre-2015s are what I've been looking for.
You can't do the updated headlights without doing the grille, because the 2015 headlights are bigger than the 2012-2014 ones... but you can do the 2015 headlights and grille, without having to do the updated bumper.
Is there a parts list that tells you all of the brackets needed to do this swap? Is it a common swap? Thank you!
Also, would love to see some pics of modded 4th gens for inspiration. I'm buying this as my new daily driver, but plan to do a few small mods to it - to make it stand out.
Alright, ordered a few things from eBay and Amazon; going to see how all this plays out before spending some big bucks on OEM parts...
Picked up these DEPO 2015/2016 Touring Headlights
Also picked up this 2015/2016 grille replacement2015-2016 Honda CRV / CR-V - (For US SPEC that hasFactory LED DRL Models only. This doesNOT fit models that have DRL in their high beam housing). - Direct Plug and Play With Included Low Beam H11 Bulbs, High Beam 9005 Bulbs, Amber Corner Signal 7443 Bulbs and Built-In LED DRL.www.ebay.com
1pc Front Bumper Upper Grille. 1pc Front Bumper Lower Grille. No worries. We are always here to resolve any problem for you. So that we can resolve the problem for you after confirm the condition from the pictures.www.ebay.com
In order to get the headlights to work without cutting up my factory headlight harness, I've ordered several different connectors to make my own custom wiring harness:
2012-2014 bulbs ordered the male connectors for the low/high beam bulbs
Low/High Beam - 9003
2015/2016 bulbs (ordered the female connectors for these)
Low Beam - H11
High Beam - 9005
Turn Signal - 6189-0887
DRL - 6189-0968
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