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Honda CR-V Owners Accessories & Modifications

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  • sal9sal9 Posts: 4
    Metallic tints acts a magnet for both radio and satellite signals which create a distortion in the waves field. The result, weak or distorted signal. I had my front windows tinted with metallic tint the first time and did not receive any FM signal (Only AM). The XM signal was also distorted. When I tinted with 3M (non metallic)
    both radio and satellite signals were crystal clear. Please do not make assumptions before you know the whole story. Thanks
    :shades:
  • Does anyone have the "saddle" colored cargo cover for a CRV with the ivory interior? The website (H&A) states that is compliments but does not match the ivory interior. I was wondering what your experience is.

    Thanks.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Metallic tints acts a magnet for both radio and satellite signals which create a distortion in the waves field. The result, weak or distorted signal. I had my front windows tinted with metallic tint the first time and did not receive any FM signal (Only AM). The XM signal was also distorted. When I tinted with 3M (non metallic)
    both radio and satellite signals were crystal clear. Please do not make assumptions before you know the whole story. Thanks


    The antennas for both are outside of the vehicle!!!! Unless you had one of those plug and play XM receivers and a Ghetto Blaster for a radio.

    By the way, AM antenna is inside the radio. So, logically, metalic tint WOULD affect the AM.
  • sal9sal9 Posts: 4
    I do not have a " ghetto" radio, not there is anything wrong with your background.
    here is a quote from another user who has the same problem
    ''Metallic window tint will severely affect AM radio reception and GPS navigation systems, especially if you tint the back window. If you have metallic tint there, you probably need to have it removed and replaced with a non-metallic tint (if you still want it tinted)."
    I called honda and they said to install non mettalic tint because of reasons I mentioned before. I do not see why would they lie to me.
    If you are so smart and '''logical'' why dont you install the mettalic tint and let me
    know how it goes
    :D
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    here is a quote from another user who has the same problem
    ''Metallic window tint will severely affect AM radio reception and GPS navigation systems, especially if you tint the back window. If you have metallic tint there, you probably need to have it removed and replaced with a non-metallic tint (if you still want it tinted)."
    I called honda and they said to install non mettalic tint because of reasons I mentioned before. I do not see why would they lie to me.


    It would only apply to Accord or another vehicle with the antenna integrated in the window. CR-V DOES NOT have integrated antenna.

    If you believe everything you hear without tyring to make your own conclusions/desisions, I have a bridge to sell you. It is in a nice condition, connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is about 125 years old, and was built by a great engineer of his time, Roebling, and finished by his wife. You can put a up a toll booth and recover the initial investment in a couple of years. Interested?

    If you are so smart and '''logical'' why dont you install the mettalic tint and let me
    know how it goes


    I don't have the need to hide behind dark tint. I am not doing anyting I am not supposed to be doing in my vehicle.
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    ...let's dispense with the personal jabs. If you don't have a helpful/informative suggestion, then it's best to just move on.

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Sorry, I haven't been keeping up with this forum.

    To the poster who was interested in a swinging cargo basket.... You may have *some* trouble. The CR-V's tongue weight is the limiting factor. An ordinary cargo basket (like the one I own) weighs about 45-55 lbs. The tongue weight for my 1999 CR-V was 110 lbs. Which meant I had 55-65 lbs of cargo capacity if I played by the rules.

    The 2nd generation CR-V has a tongue weight of about 150 lbs (check your manual, it might be 10-15 lbs more). That's all fine and dandy. But the only swing-style cargo baskets I've seen are for full-size vehicles. They are very heavy. Thanks to the extra hardware. If I had to guess, I'd say they weigh closer to 100 lbs.

    That still leaves you with a good 55-65 lbs or so, but it's not the most efficient use of the utility, IMO.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Dude, I am so sorry about missing this one!!

    I just dumped a DLR conversion kit for the 1st gen CR-V. :surprise: I never installed it and no one has been looking for one in years. So, when I traded in the CR-V for my new MDX, I just left it in the back of the V.

    Call Clair Acura of Norwood. Ask them about a 1999 CR-V 5MT that was just traded in last week. The DRL kit was in the cargo area in a small cardboard box. Who knows... they might still have it and be willing to ship it to you.
  • sal9sal9 Posts: 4
    You are funny!
    It is very simple. I installed metallic tint, got very bad reception on the radio and factory XM. Called Honda, told me to switch to non metallic, I did, the problem was solved!! That’s it! You started talking about bridges and tunnels and went on and on.
    You’ve got too much free time on your hands.
    ;)
  • I just bought a triple power outlet adapter at Radioshack which I plan on mounting under the passenger side dash. It gives the options of plugging it into the existing power outlet or splicing into an existing power source.

    Any suggestions as to a power wire which is in the area of the passenger side footwell that would be good to use?

    Thanks!
  • kennlkennl Posts: 2
    I could not remember where you had posted this question
    The Saddle colored Cargo Cover is the same color as the dash board (a brown in my 06 Sahara EX) I think the dashboard and cargo cover work well with the lighter
    "Ivory/beige" color of the cloth seat covers (and I bet the leather as well).

    But heres a thought, the ivory is so light it's going to show stains very easy, so you are going to want some covers (I'd be really happy if I could find a reasonably priced Tan/ivory pair of Neoprene ones) My point is
    the saddle cargo cover works fairly well with the standard ivory but ithe limited colors of added seat covers may not.

    The cargo cover is very easy to install, works very well
    and is suprisingly versatile. A little expensive but a good purchase.

    KJL
  • mano1mano1 Posts: 1
    My new CR-V, with only 2600 KM displayed an engine warning light, dealer said that the o2 sensor was the problem as the OBD showed PO135, on replacing the o2 sensor, the OBD now shows PO1157, can someone pls explain what this means as the mechanics have gone into a huddle
  • i have a 99 crv and i was wondering if neone else experienced problems wit the windows... it goes up n down slow... seems like its being held back by the run channels ... it got so bad that one of my window motors blew.. and a friend of mine told me that hondas tend to do that... i wanna know if anyone else had this problem at one point and if so did they have to change the run channels?
  • i wanna know if anyone else had this problem at one point and if so did they have to change the run channels?

    You don't have to replace the channels. You do need to lubricate them occasionally. Lightly spray some silicon spray lubricant on the channels with the windows down. Use just a little bit, you definitely don't want the channels to be soaking wet. Then run the windows up and down a couple of times.

    Good luck.
  • I have a 2003 CRV EX which does not exhibit PTTR - however, I bought this vehicle used and therefore do not know if the TSB solutions have been applied. I have two questions:

    Has anyone "created" a PTTR condition by changing to a wider (65 or 60 series) tire?

    Could a routine front end alignment at a non-Honda dealer undo the PTTR fix in the Honda TSB?
  • i have tried lubricating it but it dries out after a day or so... and the windows are slow or get stuck once again... a specialist told me that honda 91-01 is known for having bad windows because of the plastic clips that hold the window and the run channels tend to give out after a few years...
  • I haven't had any problems with my 1999 CR-V.

    And yes, if you spray silicon lubricant on the channels it will dry out eventually. But that doesn't mean it's stopped lubricating.

    JM2C
  • i bought a remote starter on ebay and i was going to install it on my old car but i just bought a CRV SE 06 :D i live in newyork its really starting to get cold now and i want to install the starter but i am afraid that it would void my warranty and i am concerned whether it would work since i read something about the car will not start without having the key with the electronic code inside i know a friend that have a toyota avalon and had the same problem :confuse:
    anyone installed one or spoke with the dealer about them installing it, would that solve the warenty issue :confuse:
  • :sick:
    i just bought my new CRV SE 06 its great in all things except my back is killing me from the seat. :cry:
    i cant even drive for 5 min without having alot of pain , i have a sensitive back but i have been in alot of cars never had this problem before.
    i think the problem is the hug bulge that is suppose to be a lumbar support anyone know a solution.
    i tryed those back support cushions but i am looking for something realy good anyone know a good website or store in newyork around staten island :confuse:
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