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Author Topic: 2011 CR-V  (Read 3206 times)
WA9AFM
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« on: February 16, 2011, 03:46:44 PM »

Just took ownership of a Honda 2011 CR-V.  Mounting a dual bander rig won't be a problem, but getting power & coax into the passenger cabin will be.....'challenging'.  Any 2011 CR-V owner/operators in radioland found a suitable way from the engine compartment to the cabin?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 04:06:25 PM »

OOpps!  Should have done a search first.  Found two previous posts on the same subject.  Good info on the K0BG page.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 02:53:29 PM »

Went to my Honda dealer today and found out how to route cables from the engine compartment to the passenger cabin in a Honda 2011 CR-V. 

In short, through the fender well.  Although there is foam sound insulation in it, there is room at the top of the fender well to run cable.

First, on the driver's (or passenger) side of the engine compartment where the firewall and fender well meet, there is a plastic cover which is easily removed.  There is a plastic 'rivet' which holds it in place.  This little sucker will fly when you pop it so keep an eye on it.  Remove the cover and, with the driver (passenger) door open, look from the engine compartment through the top of the fender well and you should see daylight.

I discovered a 'worm' would pass more easily through the space when insert from the door side.  Once the 'worm' was in the engine compartment, I taped the coax and power cable to it and pulled the bundle through.

If you are going to mount gear under the seats, pop the inside door threshold first, then the side panel, and route your cable.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 07:11:52 AM »

Actually, that's the only way on some models, but the CRV does have a hole as stated in the previous posts. The unfortunate part is, on a CRV, and especialy an Element, getting to the hole isn't easy.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 12:33:17 PM »

If your CR-V configuration is similar to my 2006 Element, I used a 40" length of antenna whip to poke through along inside top of the fender, and pulled it through the open driver's door., then taped the cables to it and pulled them though. I used the split-tubing flex cable conduit from Radio shack to cover the power cable and the antenna coax where the driver's door shuts on it. There's enough cushion in the door gaskets that there has been no problem with damage to the wires, no wind leaks. My radio CPU and a larger speaker found a home below the shift lever behind a nice speaker grille - I evicted the woofer unit that was there originally. The cover for that area comes off with two push-center grommet things in the forward lower corners - I paid the dealer to show me how to use them - easy once you know how!
I mount my 2m/440antenna on an L-bracket that comes out of the hood opening.
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