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Honda CR-V LX 2018 Aftermarket Upgrades

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Curious about any upgrades or products for the 2018 LX that could be done DIY or any worth a professional upgrade.
—Radio headunit (with touchscreen or Apple CarPlay)
—Remote Start/Keyless Entry (maybe with phone app capabilities)
—automatic rear door lift

Any suggestions? I know we maybe should have gone with the EX but as it is, it’s all said and done and I’d love to just hear any suggestions that I could apply to the LX if I go that direction
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-Radio unit, check crutchfield.com
-remote start, also crutchfield but probably pro needed
-rear lift, go to collegehillshonda.com, find the accessory package and read instructions. If nothing else, you can buy it cheaper there and have a local dealer install if the instructions seem intense

I'm assuming you're in the USA... Good luck!
 

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-Radio unit, check crutchfield.com
-remote start, also crutchfield but probably pro needed
-rear lift, go to collegehillshonda.com, find the accessory package and read instructions. If nothing else, you can buy it cheaper there and have a local dealer install if the instructions seem intense

I'm assuming you're in the USA... Good luck!
Thank you! I am in the US. I figured radio I could probably handle but remote start I’d get someone to do. The rear gate isn’t necessary but if I could get that done at some point it would be nice.
 

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It is nearly impossible to add a powered tailgate to your vehicle.
The powered tailgate accessories are to:
  • add hand-free sensing to a CRV already equipped with a power tailgate
  • relocate the hands-free sensor when adding a trailer hitch.
 

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It is nearly impossible to add a powered tailgate to your vehicle.
The powered tailgate accessories are to:
  • add hand-free sensing to a CRV already equipped with a power tailgate
  • relocate the hands-free sensor when adding a trailer hitch.
I saw a YouTube video once of someone adding one so I wasn’t sure haha. Definitely not a dealbreaker.
 

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It is nearly impossible to add a powered tailgate to your vehicle.
The powered tailgate accessories are to:
  • add hand-free sensing to a CRV already equipped with a power tailgate
  • relocate the hands-free sensor when adding a trailer hitch.
Good call, I saw them on AliExpress. Definitely not OEM. But it does seem possible.

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I added hands free power liftgate to my 2017 LX. It's not easy since u need to take off a ton of interior panels to run wires but is definitely not impossible. It was my first attempt at modifying my car too so it's doable for the diyer with a few basic tools. I did a write up about it here:

 

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Yes! yours was the one i saw - honestly i want to do it but i really just dont think it's in my wheelhouse right now.

I added hands free power liftgate to my 2017 LX. It's not easy since u need to take off a ton of interior panels to run wires but is definitely not impossible. It was my first attempt at modifying my car too so it's doable for the diyer with a few basic tools. I did a write up about it here:

 

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Curious about any upgrades or products for the 2018 LX that could be done DIY or any worth a professional upgrade.
—Radio headunit (with touchscreen or Apple CarPlay)
—Remote Start/Keyless Entry (maybe with phone app capabilities)
—automatic rear door lift

Any suggestions? I know we maybe should have gone with the EX but as it is, it’s all said and done and I’d love to just hear any suggestions that I could apply to the LX if I go that direction
On the accords if you buy an ex and up fob and program it automatically gives u auto start.
Doubt the same holds true for the crv BUT if you wanna be the guinea pig.....
 
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