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Author Topic: 2002 CR-V install  (Read 1163 times)
AG4WX
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« on: January 08, 2003, 01:43:15 AM »

Hello.. Just wondering if anyone here has had any experience installing a rig into a 2002 or 2003 Honda CR-V.. I've been looking for a place to pass power leads though the firewall to the battery, and have had zero luck.. I don't like the idea of drilling due to the proximity of the rack-and-pinion, airbag, and throttle controls down there..

Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks..

Chris / AG4WX
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2003, 08:18:48 AM »

I've never looked under the dash of a Honda except my wife's 89 model. You may have to pull back the carpet and underlie to find a suitable grommet. You can always use an existing grommet like those aroung the steering column, but you have to be careful not to interfer with exhisting harware and possible abrasion to your ans their wiring.

Alan, KØBG
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2003, 03:45:47 PM »

> any experience installing a rig into a 2002 or 2003
> Honda CR-V..

I have a 1999 Honda CR-V. Last January I installed a
Kenwood D700 with little difficulty. The driver's side
firewall has a few good holes. All have other wires in
them but I was able to push a pair of eight gauge wires
through one of the existing grommets easily.

The unit's base is under the driver's seat. The control
head is mounted to the headliner just to the right of
the rearview mirror. External speakers are on the far
right size of the dash (along with the GPS). The
dual-band antenna is a Larsen glass mount stuck the to
the back-most, driver's side window.

Overall, I have been very happy with the car, radio and
installation. In fact, I think this is the best mobile
install I've done. There was a bit of alternator whine
under heavy acceleration but a couple chokes on the
power cables fixed that.

If you are interested, I could probably put a few
pictures online for you.

Matt (k4mls)
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