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Honda Fit Accessories and Modifications

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  • mnapuranmnapuran Posts: 4
    I have a Stebel on my motorcycle, but that doesn't help you on the Fit :)

    I do have a 150db 150psi air horn on my Fit though. Probably still doesn't help you much. :P

    The Stebel on my bike did mount to the stock location, so I'm sure it won't be a problem on the Fit. I do suggest wiring it direct to the battery, then use a relay off the stock horn cable to trigger the relay/new horn.

    Mike's Blog
  • ez2beez2be Posts: 4
    Mike, thanks for the help. How easy was it to get the bumper off your Fit and then back on again? Is the OEM horn easy to access once the bumper is off and is there much space there to work with replacement horns? Did your air horns come with a new mounting bracket that worked on the Fit?
  • ez2beez2be Posts: 4
    Mike, I should of looked at your blog before my last reply as it appears you didn't need to remove your bumper since you mounted the air horns in a different location (wiring?). Nice pictures on the blog. You show great instructions/pictures for removing the stock radio and door panels for speaker replacement but don't show or say anything about your new installation. What did you install? Also, where did you get the instructions? Did they come with your new radio or are they from a Honda service manual? I could really use instructions/pictures like that for removing my bumper and replacing the OEM horn. You've added a lot of nice accessories to your fit but I'm surprised you haven't installed the rear bumper applique. I have one on my Fit and am very pleased with the appearance and protection it provides.
  • mnapuranmnapuran Posts: 4
    Thanks... I posted some more updates on the air horn today. I wired it completely separate from the regular horn, as I dont want to use the air horn every time (155db!). As for the head unit... I haven't done the stereo yet, thus no pictures. acquiring all the parts, etc. I'm an audiophile and have judged and competed for years. I won't go as nuts in the Fit as I have in other cars, but it will still be a quite nice system.

    I have a Tanabe Medalion Touring exhaust and Tanabe DF210 springs coming next week too. As for the bumper applique, I didn't really like the look. Guess I'll have to take a look at it again though :)

    Mike's Blog
  • cdsdcdsd Posts: 1
    i just purchased my 2008 honda fit sport; i want to buy a rearview mirror with compass and temperature for my car. I really miss having the temp. display.
    does anyone know where i can find one and how it can be installed? Honda does not offer this part. from what i have researched online it discusses two different mounting options and i am not sure what the fit requires...
    i am also thinking of having a sunroof installed; has anyone had a sunroof installed not from the factory?
    i love the fit i just wish it had more factory options installed/ available.
    thanks for any input!
  • I'm also interested in replacing my stock horn, preferably with a Stebel air horn. Unlike a motorcycle installation, auto installations generally don't require the use of the relay. The stock auto horn wiring is usually sufficient, while the OEM motorcycle horns pull less power and their wiring is not up to the requirements of the Stebel. The Stebel is a common aftermarket replacement option for Mazda Miatas, so much so that a replacement kit, complete with a specialized mounting bracket is sold by Thompson Automotive. I was hoping a similar kit was available for the Fit, but I have not found one. I did, however, find a link with good instructions and pictures on how to remove your front bumper. It's in an article about how to upgrade your headlights, which also requires bumper removal. It's at http://www.fitfreak.net/forums/fit-yourself-discuss-do-yourself-repair-maintenan- ce/18926-diy-installing-xenith-xenons-hid-kits.html. I have not had time to pull the front bumper myself, to see what type of room there is, and it may be a while before I can, but I wanted to pass this on to you. And I'm crying here in Tulsa, because we just had a huge hailstorm that dented my hood, roof, hatchback, and doors. My Ford Ranger didn't take near as much damage. I guess Ford is still using the thicker gauge beer cans for sheet metal....
  • wabkywabky Posts: 2
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  • arcurlyqarcurlyq Posts: 5
    How much does it cost to install the hitch? Is this something you can install yourself or does a professional have to do it? I just called Uhaul and they are charging $105 for the hitch itself and another $95 to install. Seems a little steep to me, but maybe I'm wrong. Advice is greatly appreciated.
  • mkroftmkroft Posts: 4
    It cost me $102 installed. I went to a local hitch installer which isn't part of a chain. They do good work and are typically less than a place like U-Haul. If I'd wanted them to also install wiring to be able to actually pull a trailer (which I didn't have them do since towing anything would void the Honda Fit warranty), it would have been $47 more. So, it'd be worth checking around in your area to get some other prices.

    By the way, if you're getting a hitch to carry bikes, here's another plug for the Saris "Thelma" rack. Here's a link... http://www.saris.com/p-298-thelma-2-bike.aspx . It's lightweight and much easier to load than the Hollywood brand carrier I used to use with my former car (Subaru Outback). For both the hitch and the rack, I went with the 1.25 inch size, since it doesn't hang down too far beneath the rear of the car, as a 2 inch version would.

    Good luck!
  • taximom5taximom5 Posts: 43
    (Mods, please feel free to move this if I posted in the wrong place!)

    I don't want to buy a Fit unless I can get a decent armrest, as my shoulder is recovering from a torn rotator cuff.

    How do you know where to get a decent armrest? There are quite a few listed on eBay, but I assume they are there because they didn't work well.

    Thanks!!
  • fithawkfithawk Posts: 3
    I bought several things from different vender: all season floor mat and auxiliary cable(for ipod) from collegehillshonda.com, cupholder-ashtray from hondapartsdeal.com and window visor from ebay.
    visors are really cheap but wont fit 2008 fit and seller didn't even know what they were selling! hondapartsdeal.com has only some of the things and my ashtray was modified from a civic model. only collegehillshonda.com has everything genuine and they did try them before they list them, they also post video on their web site and youtube for new stuff and installation instruction.
    Their armrest is sold out now and it happened 1 month ago, you can join the mailing list or reserve one by calling them.
    At least they are honest and they know what they are doing.
  • taximom5taximom5 Posts: 43
    How does the auxiliary cable for the iPod work? Our "bigger" car is a 2007 Kia Rondo, which has no iPod plugin, and the FM transmitter we tried works very poorly. I didn't even know they made auxiliary cables or I wouldn't have bothered buying the FM transmitter. (I'm learning, I'm learning...) I'd love to be able to buy an auxiliary iPod cable for Rondo, if they make one!
  • arcurlyqarcurlyq Posts: 5
    As for the iPOD/MP3 player connector, I just bought an auxilary cable for $4.95 at RadioShack. They have a white one specifically for iPods, but it was $12 and I think the only difference is that it is white. The one for $4.95 works just fine...
  • taximom5taximom5 Posts: 43
    Where does the connector CONNECT in the car? The cigarette lighter? The CD player? WHERE? :confuse:
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    Well, you can buy an '08 Fit and get an aftermarket armrest or you can wait for the '09 Fit which comes with an armrest. ;)

    I would imagine deals on the '08 would be enticing the closer we get to the release date of the '09.

    However, my local dealership is completely out of the '08's
  • arcurlyqarcurlyq Posts: 5
    There is a little hole next to the cigarette lighter in the console (at least, that's where mine is in my Sport model). As far as i know, the base model did not come with the iPod jack.
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    Seriously though, motorzports.com has them for $149 new.
  • taximom5taximom5 Posts: 43
    Ah--I think we are talking about different things. I wasn't clear--I'm trying to find a way to play my iPod over the car speakers in a car that doesn't have an iPod port (that little hole you were talking about).
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    It depends on the car. I believe you have to have an "AUX" button on your radio. If that is the case, an ipod hard wire can be installed. Circuit City does them.
  • ken_manduken_mandu Posts: 3
    Has anyone installed those visors that go over the four windows with 3M tape, left and right? I see them on Ebay and was wondering about the quality and results. Looks like they might be the ticket for keeping out the rain. Very annoying.

    Thanks!

    Ken
  • arcurlyqarcurlyq Posts: 5
    On the sport model, there is a small jack (looks like a standard ear phone jack) next to where the cigarette light is. That's where you plug your iPOD in. Just know that it doesn't charge your iPOD as it's playing.
  • ken_manduken_mandu Posts: 3
    Is my post above in the right location? Can't specific threads be started, within "Accessories," or is it all lumped together?
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,860
    It's about accessories, this is the discussion it belongs in.

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  • taximom5taximom5 Posts: 43
    "Can't specific threads be started, within "Accessories," or is it all lumped together?"

    Oh, that would be SO nice! That would make it much, much easier to wade through info, and people might also be more likely to spot--and answer- questions.

    I mean, if I'd bought a visor (sorry, Ken, haven't!), and I was reasonably happy with it, I might not be checking the whole Accessory section every day, so wouldn't see Ken's question,but I'd be much more likely to notice a whole thread about it, and might pop in to add 2 cents!

    Would it be very difficult to set specific accessory threads up (say, one for armrests, one for visors, one for audio) within Accessories? Or maybe 4 or 5 different Accessory threads, for example, "Accessories: armrest, Accessories: visor, Accessories: audio?"
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    If you want to discuss the layout of the forums or how things are categorized, the place to do so is the Forums Software! Your Questions Answered... discussion.

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  • ken_manduken_mandu Posts: 3
    I'm not about to sift through 2,282 posts, which makes the point precisely. You guys need to change the layout to keep people here. Pass that on, please.
  • marytrary5marytrary5 Posts: 7
    Has anyone bought/installed this armrest? It appears much more substantial than the others I have seen, plus it appears to have bit more storage. Thoughts? My Fit (Base AT in Tidewater Blue) arrives in about a week or two, and I'd like to order something so it arrives about when the car does. I am open to suggestions on color as well, I'm torn over black/silver strip or black/no strip.
  • wsalcedowsalcedo Posts: 8
    I have the same question on the armrest. I've seen a lot of photos on line and I'd like to know where I can buy one. Let me know when you find out. Thanks.
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    see post #534. :)
  • I have a 2008 Fit Sport MT with 195/55/15 tires and want to know if I can sub. 195/60/15 tires. If it is possible, what effect would I encounter? Speed-Miles-MPG? :confuse:
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