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Acura MDX Accessories and Modifications



  • hodog16hodog16 Posts: 53
    I paid $97 for the sports running board installation. The front and rear lower garnish cost $190 total for both to be installed (the bumpers have to be removed before they are installed) by an Acura dealer.

    The cargo cover should cost $0 as you should be able to do it yourself, just make sure you buy the right type (with or without power tailgate).

    Haven't bought any of the other accessories so can't help you there.
  • Hi,

    I have a question, but, I didn't know where to post it. Sorry if I am posting it in the wrong forum.

    I was planning on moving a ping pong (table tennis) table using my friend's Acura MDX. Has anyone been able to move it successfully? Or should I find a pick up truck for moving the table?

    Thank you.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Try Acura MDX Towing.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • I have an '09 MDX Tech. The rear camera has a fantastic wide (and to the side) view...BUT distance to the rear appears much FARTHER than it actually is. This make it totally useless in parallel parking in tight spaces, etc.

    This was very disappointing to me. My previous (GM) SUV had audible rear sensors, plus a visual 3-light system visible in the rear view mirror. That was a 2002 Buick. Acura is supposed to be so advanced.

    There are optional "accessory" back-up sensors available from Acura, for about $500 installed. The money isn't the issue, my problem is that it involves removing the rear bumper, drilling holes in it, removing the tailgate weatherstripping and left rear seat, as well as cutting into a section of wiring to get this installed. Will they be able to do this carefully, neatly, and safely?

    Anybody have experience having these sensors installed???

    Lou in NY
  • I recently bought a 2009 MDX with technology. Want to get the after market DVD entertainment system put in. Which system do you recommend? How much is usual installation? Do dealers install (if you buy the system)? I am in Atlanta area.

    Also, do you recommend any kind of accesory to be installed which can music from USB flash drive...maybe convert my aux jack to usb or something?
  • I'm in the market to buy a new car and have decided on 2010 MDX once its available. From what I've read HD Radio isn't an option, but I'm sure there are people who have added it already to the '08-09 models. I'm curious if anyone has tried adding HD with an 09, especially in conjunction with RES and Nav. :confuse:

    I know there's a whole new telematics system for '10 model year, but am curious if someone has tried with the current year, how its worked out, what issues there were. I don't want a debate on the merits of HD vs iPod vs Sat Radio, I know already that I want HD (along with XM and iPhone/iPod integration). I'm also curious if anyone knows if you can split the audi feed front to back (so the kids can watch their DVD while we enjoy XM/FM or CD). Thanks in advance for the commentary! :)
  • If you like HD radio or any other sort of decent quality listening, you will not want to buy the MDX. Listen to the Bluetooth first and then ask why they have not done anything to make the sound at least as good as whats in the other Acura models. Its so blurry / dull that you can barely understand a conversation while driving at low speeds. They port the sound through the AM channel of the radio and as such the AM radio sounds piss poor as well. Just check it out. Thats all I'm saying. I own a 2005 MDX and made the mistake of buying a newer one thinking it should be at least as good as the 2005 and there are so many things that still are not as good as the older models.
  • Youdrive, thanks for the insight. I haven't found a bluetooth solution I liked yet. While not critical, its important to me. My wife had a loaner X3 and for fun I tried the phone link through bluetooth and thought it wasn't half bad. Last night she told me she was more interested in an X5 than an MDX, so we'll have to see. Off to reading more posts on X5s...
  • Any suggest for 2009 mdx grille guard/bull bar? just protect the car when park on the street from time to time. Or i have other options? :confuse:

    Thanks much.
  • It's a sophisticated crossover vehicle, please don't put a cow catcher on the front or I will have to laugh at you. :P
  • I am looking for Door Edge Guards and Body Side Molding for my 09 MDX in Dark Cherry Pearl. Need to find the best price for them. So far I have found
    Door Edge Guards $68.88 plus shipping
    Body Side Molding $175.00 plus shipping
    Please help me save some beans.Thanks In Advance
  • Lou, I'm in a similar situation, though with a base MDX model just purchased. Was wondering if anyone else has thought of getting dealer installed backup sensors v. getting a third party camera.
  • Just got the back-up sensors installed from the Acura dealer on my base 09 MDX. Love it and they actually did it very professionally. The two outside ones are actually body colored and the inner three are in the same color as the molding of the back bumper. It costs about $800 but I got it wrapped in the cost of the vehicle.

    Also got the body side moldings and chrome side step bars put on it and let me tell you it looks like a nice, sophisticated SUV now. It was plain-sided which was the only thing I didn't like about it. Situation fixed.

    To those that want to put a grill guard or something crazy like that - please do so and take the Acura symbol off the back for us because that is way out of character for an Acura. I'm just saying.
  • I'm having a tough time replacing the bulb from the foglight housing. My goal was to switch out the dull yellow foglights to a better golden light output. I followed the instructions to a T but I seem to get stuck on where to pull, yank, or push the inner fender apart. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks.
  • Where can I get discounted OEM accessories for my 09 MDX Tech. Most of the local dealers will only offer 15-20% discount. Online price are cheaper but when add shipping it comes to the same price as dealers. Any help is appreciated.
    Happy New Year to Everyone
  • dvricedvrice Posts: 70
    I'm in the process of purchasing a 2008 MDX. I would like to install headrest DVD players and step up rails soon after I get it.

    Does anyone have feedback on the competitor brand step rails versus oem rails? I see the oem rails cost around $500-$600. The competitor rails can be had for $200 or lower on places like ebay.

    Also, has anyone had success and could recommend a good headrest DVD system, I want solid build quality in the DVD players that match perfectly (have an oem look).

    I would like to get a decent deal on these, but I definitely don't want to make my MDX look "cheap" by putting shoddy accessories on it.

  • I have an 2009 MDX with the standard 18" wheels. The new 2010 has a dark 19" "chrome look" wheel that i'd like to purchase. The best price I've found is from bernardiparts for $337. Hopefully my local dealer can match it.

    I was told that the 19" wear out a bit quicker but what are the advantages if any to a larger wheel? The new dark finish looks awesome.
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