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Honda Odyssey Accessories & Modifications

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  • I just bought a 2005 Ody exl with nav\dvd and was going to put a auto day/night mirror. Well to my supprise the only auto d\n mirror dealer had was the integrated one with compass and outside temp. The Ody already has outside temp on dash and the compass on nav so I was only looking for plain auto d/n mirror which I saw a picture of in one of their mini broshure. Sales person claims that the integrated mirror is the only option. With little research I find that Acura has just the mirror I'm looking for but they couldn't tell me if that can be installed on the 2005 Ody.......WTH!! somebody help !......
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,854
    With little research I find that Acura has just the mirror I'm looking for but they couldn't tell me if that can be installed on the 2005 Ody.......WTH!! somebody help !......

    Don't take this the wrong way but did you really expect a definitive answer if a part designed for another brand/model would fit in your car? I realize it's Honda/Acura but there are differences in the designs. The only way to find out is to experiment on your own.
  • I recently bought Odyssey Touring with NAV/RES and love it!

    Now I need to buy all-season floor mats and cargo tray. It is available with many dealers. But the available color is BLACK. My Odyssey has GRAY interior.

    All the pictures online show a nice GRAY color. Should I wait for a GRAY? Or does Honda only may BLACK mats????!?!?!!

    http://automobiles.honda.com/models/interior_accessories.asp?Mode- lName=Odyssey
  • I hear PIE is coming out with an aux input harness for hooking up an iPod to the '05 Odyssey EXL 6 disc player. Anyone get it installed yet?
  • I have a 2001 Odyssey in need of an 8th seat. Does anyone know if the new PlusOne Seat can be used with the 2001 Odyssey? Or any other options?
  • elaineelaine Posts: 17
    Even if it physically fit, which is doubtful, you would not have a seatbelt. The seatbelt for the plus one comes down from the ceiling of the '05.
  • moo1moo1 Posts: 7
    I just bought an 05 Odyssey. I purchased the factory cross bars over the internet for the roof rack. Now that I am trying to install them, I seem to be missing a trick. Has anyone done this (I would assume that recent year models would probably work the same way)? You need to be able to slide an insert into the side rails but I can't figure out how to get the isnert in because of the end caps on the rails. Ideas?
  • Has anyone bought a pet barrier for an '05? There's a big range in price and style - I'd like to get one I know will fit the first time, if anyone has any suggestions.
    thanks
  • Does anyone know if you can buy/install a plus one seat after market into the touring model? I know it will just fit into the existing space. The problem maybe getting the color (mine is black leather interior which I dont think is available on any other models) and somehow getting a seatbelt installed.

    Any thoughts? Thank you.
  • bamaptbamapt Posts: 25
    I have a EX-L and I am trying to decide what I need to get for the rear area (Cargo mat or tray). I found one web site that states that the cargo mat can be used with the 3rd row seat up or down. Does anyone have any further knowledge about these. I like the mat since it will cover the seats when hauling cargo with the seats down. However, I need it to be a good fit in the cargo area when the seats are up as well. I have a feeling Honda has them made where you will pretty much have to have both, but here's hoping not.
  • Hello,

    Does anyone know how to get an aftermarket RES system to work with the Radios AUX input of the 2005 Odyssey EX? I am in the process of getting one installed and really do not want to use an FM Modulator.

    Thanks in Advance.
  • macakavamacakava Posts: 775
    I installed a Lund Interceptor in my 04 Ody. It looks great and is less bulky than the Honda model. The Lund also installs with a half inch space from the hood to eliminate any paint damage caused when installed in contact with the hood.

    Yes Lund does suggest drilling ones under the hood to screw/secure the deflector but I believe that by wedging the inserts between the rubber gasket and the hood itself may be tight enough.

    Good Luck with your choice!
  • macakavamacakava Posts: 775
    I purchased a new 2004 Ody this past August to replace my failure prone 1996 Windstar. Happy to get rid of that POS and great to enjoy the performance and quality of the Ody.

    However I wish that there was an Auto door lock feature when you accelerate from stop like there is in the Windstar and other vehicles.

    Is there such an aftermarket kit available?
    Why did Honda not offer this feature in the first place?
    Are there any issues (safety or otherwise) that must be overcome?

    Comments and suggestions are welcome.
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,732
    This has been asked a few times before, but so far the answer from the Honda shop guys on the board has been no. I would love to have it also, but doesn't sound like either Honda or the aftermarket has stepped up to the challenge.

    Steve
  • pkapka Posts: 56
    I am sure this is possible...I have a 93 accord...installed a alarm system for $149 many years ago and was offered by the installer this function of auto lock after starting the engine. I am sure it can be programmed into the circuitry....by a repair shop if not the dealer.
  • bbug1bbug1 Posts: 76
    We have an 05 EXL Nav/RES and are considering getting the subwoofer that Honda offers. Has anyone else added this and do you like the added sound and placement?
    I am wondering if I should shop around and get a better brand/quality sub.
    Any words of wisdom?
  • as with any after market item
    I would almost always recommend going with a third party i.e. a car sound dealer/installer. You'll pay alot less and likely wind up with something that is comprible or better.
  • binbobinbo Posts: 6
    I'm about of getting the touring model as well, but my wife love the 8th seater. I think you can purchase a plus one seat at the part dealer but a problem is the seat belt
  • Anyone install the mudguards on an ODY themselves?

    I have a new O5 EX and would like to buy OEM mud guards and install them myself to save a few $.

    Is it easy to do? Just a bolt or two on each, or more involved?

    Thanks.
  • I'm expecting my factory splash guards to arrive Friday, so I don't have first hand experience. But, I have attached a link to the factory installation instuctions. Looks pretty easy - no drilling required. Hope this helps.
    http://www.cheapesthondaparts.com/instructions/ody/odysplash.pdf
  • bbug1bbug1 Posts: 76
    Big Problem! If safety is important (big reason why we bought a Honda) then do not install any seat that doesn't have a factory seatbelt. Just my opinion here.
  • I installed mudguards on our 2005 Ody last weekend. It is definitely a do-it-yourself job. No drilling required. You have to cut off a plastic snap-in nut for each of the rears, but it's not bad. There is one screw on each of the rears that is difficult to reach (not much room to get your hands in close enough). I thought I might have to remove the rear wheels to get enough room to reinstall the screw. But, I kept trying and finally got it. You'll know which screw I'm talking about. I ended up standing next to the wheel and reaching in with both hands (palms-up) to reach back and get the screw started. You'll need a very short screwdriver. A little ratchet with a phillips driver bit worked well. handaaccessories.com has instructions you can print. instructions did not come in the box with the guards
  • Has anyone bought the trailer towing package for the '05 Ody or know about its availability? I didn't see it listed as an accessory on the honda.com web site today. I thought I saw it there a few weeks ago.
  • Hi All,

    Are the wheel locks for a 2005 Ody EX the same as the ones for a 2004 Ody EX? Thanks.
  • I spoke with some Bestbuy/Circuit City installation guys and they said that the 2005 Ody EXL cannot accomodate any overhead RES because of the moonroof and the fact that the radio has a different antenna to put in an FM modulator. does one have any experience on this matter? dealer says they can install one but for $1300 (Audiovox 10.2 in.) but can't even give me the model number.
  • I spoke with Honda USA directly (consumer line from their website) about the towing package, as I was told by my dealer that it was not available yet.

    According to Honda, the towing package for the 05 Ody is now available; it became available as of December 1. However it may be another week or two before dealerships have them in stock. Several of the dealerships I visited had the tow package (hitch, harness, and coolers) on their accessories price lists back in early November.

    You are correct, the tow package is not showing up on the Honda.com site.
  • macakavamacakava Posts: 775
    I agreed with you that it is a relatively easy do it yourself job as I did the same mud guard installation on my new 2004 Ody 3 months ago. i experienced the same as you described.

    I also installed a genuine Honda leather steering wheel cover as well. This is worth the $42 cost from some web sites and was relatively easy to install as well. The steering wheel becomes much more substantial and made the Ody much more enjoyable and comfortable to drive.
  • macakavamacakava Posts: 775
    I believe that the wheel locks are different.
    If you go to www.handa-accessories.com, and compare the prices for the wheel locks for the 2004 vs the 2005, the price is $29 vs $58 which seems to imply that they are different.

    Why are the 2004 cheaper? Because there are many more 2004 to 1999 models out there. The 2005 is new and over time as volume increases, price will drop.
  • pkapka Posts: 56
    Anybody who has the cargo board installed please comment....

    Can the 3rd row seats fold into the cargo area with only the boards removed without removing the whole right and left assembly to which the boards attach?

    Is it worth the cost?
  • I just purchased a EXL w/ RES and see that it is supposed to be XM Satellite Radio Ready. Does anyone have experience with getting the XM to work? Rumor has it this is not an inexpensive undertaking ($600 or so).

    Thanks for your input.
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