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I really hate how the CRV is one of the only Honda's that don't come with a factory wireless charger. Are there any good DIY wireless charging pads that anyone has used?
 

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I really hate how the CRV is one of the only Honda's that don't come with a factory wireless charger. Are there any good DIY wireless charging pads that anyone has used?
i'm more pissed there isn't an aux plug! LOL
 

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I really hate how the CRV is one of the only Honda's that don't come with a factory wireless charger. Are there any good DIY wireless charging pads that anyone has used?
I was going to order a new tray for console resin in a holder for phone with a pad underneath to charge but as i was halfway planning i was like

After i do all this work.. i STILL have to plug it in for carplay!

So i stopped lol
 

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I almost did but the reviews were not great and also, since we use carplay every trip id still have to plug it in so i opted against
 

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I almost did but the reviews were not great and also, since we use carplay every trip id still have to plug it in so i opted against
I saw that video yesterday too. If I ever get wireless Android auto working I'd be all over it. Unfortunately unofficial wireless AA is too buggy for prime time.

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$90 to $150 for something that charges my phone slower and doesn't direct connect to headunit for full Android Auto/Carplay?

What a bargain.
 

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Basically seems pointless to me to wireless charge. Too slow. But seeing this makes me want to build my own just for the novelty! Would be super easy.
 

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$90 to $150 for something that charges my phone slower and doesn't direct connect to headunit for full Android Auto/Carplay?

What a bargain.
Heh... took the words right off my keyboard on this one UMRdyldo. :)

The primary purpose of your phone while driving is to actually connect it to the HU and use the full range of features, and with that you get power to charge the phone as well.

I do believe Honda has added wireless charging plates to some of their newer models..... The Oddessy for example. And I know dealers have a kit for installing this on most Hondas since 2015 ($300+) But I still challenge the value of it unless you have full wireless connection (without errors or disconnects) to the HU with your phone.
 

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wow, those things are expensive.... that includes the 20% tariff ?
I was amazed how easy it is to remove the top portion of the consul. I definitely can use that info... thank you.
 

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wow, those things are expensive.... that includes the 20% tariff ?
I was amazed how easy it is to remove the top portion of the consul. I definitely can use that info... thank you.
I'm guessing the prices will come down once more companies start to make (copy) the design a bit more but an oem level fit and finish is probably worth a bit more than a universal charging pad.

agreed on the console take apart - did you notice the small plastic piece that flew off the top when he took it off? i'm guessing it was the trim tool and not the trim itself. I really want that wood trim piece we're missing...
 

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I built my own for my old Toyota from Aliexpress parts. Cost about €8 and a couple of hours. Stuck it under the center console compartnent. Worked great.
 

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there is discussion about this in older threads also.. i bought one from Amazon. it didnt charge my phones, but modified it to use 12v plug and not tap into fusebox, and after that it works great.
it just pops in and works great, but only after i modified the charging coils to use 12v.
 

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there is discussion about this in older threads also.. i bought one from Amazon. it didnt charge my phones, but modified it to use 12v plug and not tap into fusebox, and after that it works great.
it just pops in and works great, but only after i modified the charging coils to use 12v.
where did you get center console 'wood' trim? seller name? I've gone through 3 sellers in amazon and bay and ended up with various dark/light throw away ones. mind taking a picture slightly angled to show the trim along with the dash one to show how close the colors match?

How well does the tray grab onto the phone as you drive around? also did you have to modify the charging tray after putting on the wood trim or did it still stay flush with the console?
 

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I really hate how the CRV is one of the only Honda's that don't come with a factory wireless charger. Are there any good DIY wireless charging pads that anyone has used?
Hi guy, I feel the charger location at car center console is good look.
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I made one for my old Corolla from Aliexpress components: charging coil and power supply. Fixed them to the bottom of the center storage tray, worked great. Total cost €15 IIRC.

I also drilled tiny holes in the ceiling of the compartment for LEDs so the area was dimly lit blue when idle and red when charging.
 
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