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Hey Gang,

Does anyone here with a US production CRV have an accessory Power socket in the rear? If not is there a simple add on we can buy?
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Thanks Breaultk! I have a US model (built in Canada) I wonder if there is room if I buy a kit or such to have this in the back.
 

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Hey Gang,

Does anyone here with a US production CRV have an accessory Power socket in the rear?...
From what I have learned, that is only available on the Canadian EX-L or touring models, along with several other features that many US buyers would appreciate: Heated windshield, heated steering wheel, rear seat heaters, low washer fluid indicator and panoramic roof.
 

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Just ask College Hills Honda if it's possible.

I'm guessing the US models don't have a 12 V connector back there, but you never know till the panel comes off.

Could probably run a cable from the battery like you would on a subwoofer install and tie it into this outlet. It would all be custom, but could look very stock.
 

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Gen i had a Blender hooked up to the old cargo plug, as well the Ice cooler tray. today its optional on countries, Lol
 

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if the wiring is there in the US version, you'd probable have to cut your side panel for the hole... i looked for a cover for easy install and there isn't one.
i'd like to have one. :(
 

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It would be really nice to have one in back for a 12 volt fridge. The mistress loves chilled wine..... but not the wife :) -insert joke here--
 

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It would be really nice to have one in back for a 12 volt fridge. The mistress loves chilled wine..... but not the wife :) -insert joke here--
You and the mistress deserve to split a bottle of chilled wine, but if the wife finds this post you will be splitting everything else with her :snork:

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Information from the owners manual:

Accessory power socket (cargo area) *1
Open the cover to use it.

*1: Canadian models only, if equipped
 

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I looked into this myself and I don't think it's really doable... You would have to get the entire wiring harness, relays, fuses, socket, and trim from the Canadian model and there really isn't much documents other than some abstracted wiring diagrams. Even between trim models Honda uses different harnesses to save a few pennies in materials
 

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I looked into this myself and I don't think it's really doable... You would have to get the entire wiring harness, relays, fuses, socket, and trim from the Canadian model and there really isn't much documents other than some abstracted wiring diagrams. Even between trim models Honda uses different harnesses to save a few pennies in materials
So you confirmed there is no plug for this behind the rear panels?
 

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I was disappointed too, not having the 12v. I just bought a fuse piggyback and a 15 ft 12v extension cord from Amazon. Both for about $15. Cut the male 12v off, connect it to the fuse piggiback, ran it under the plastics on the driver side to the trunk. You can choose one of the fuses for a function you don't use often like the power seat, or heated steering wheel (which we don't even have in the US). Just check which one stays on all the time, and which one shuts off with the ignition.:geek:
 

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Funny you should say Fridge that was what wa the 1st gen. you noobs never know that one. the center front lil lid had th ac flow making that a lil fridge. was not big enough for a cd but for other small things.
 
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I didn't know that @fishycomics! I keep it in the trunk, and I added some extra insulation on the outside of it. That helped the power consumption by 10%,
I remember an old 1995~ish Audi had the glove box connected to the ac, so you could put a sandwich, or a drink in there to keep it cold. It had solar roof to keep the cabin ventilated on a hot day, when you parked outside.
 

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Also the wheel well for the spare was a cooler. today that is what we do keep a cooler handy for shopping (wink)
 

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Yeah.. The CRV's (2001) used to have a built in picnic table stored in the back.. I saw one at a "Pull-a-part" and it was a cool feature!
 
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