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Honda Fit Accessories and Modifications

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  • Yes, but a little harder to do in a crowded supermarket parking lot if you've got to open the side doors without having your shopping cart rolling downhill and hitting someone's car. I'm typically loading into the hatch while holding the cart with my foot!
  • jkandelljkandell Posts: 116
    Good point. I'm just bumming because i returned the $15 Target cargo organizer which only held two bags and stuck with velcro. (Same one as Bed Bath and Beyond, I believe.) The "real" Honda organizer holds three bags and looks like it ties down. (Can someone tell me if it come with the ties?) Going from $80 to $15 is probably pushing things, especially after my $10 Target rubber mats.
  • Hi. I posted earlier about japanparts.com. They are the only place I've found so far for ordering the mat. While I did find it available in the UK, Honda UK isn't willing to ship and suggested I personally call dealers there and ask each one. Plus the cost of the mat was 100 UK pounds -at least $200 CAD- without shipping!

    The console armrest interested me as well, but too expensive with shipping costs. College Hills carry it, but are out of stock now. Don't know how much it is:

    http://www.collegehillshonda.com/honda_fit_accessories/import_parts.htm

    Hope this helps :)
    BTW Japanparts are great to work with and it was quick shipping time. Just be sure if you are paying through PayPal to pay in Japanese yen, or they will decline your payment.
  • fitluverfitluver Posts: 198
    I just picked up some good ol fashioned bungee cords to hold my cargo in place in the trunk. :)
  • The japanparts armrest was going to be bout $330 shipped w/credit card payment. College hills looks like they will be oos for a while. I gave A&J Racinga call and it is $350 shipped with the matching lid. They are getting more in next week.
  • Does anyone have or have you seen a roof rack on a fit? My new car has to have one to haul my kayak. I know the factory does not make one, but I can get one from yakima. But it seems the fit has kind of a sloped roof. I am wondering how well it would work?
  • swillertswillert Posts: 1
    I've yet to see a roof rack on a Fit, but I have worked at a kayak shop and I've installed quite a few Yakima racks. As long as the rack is installed properly, it should work just fine. For some difficult cars Yakima does lower the load rating, but from the looks of it, I don't think the Fit would be a problematic car. I've carried 2 kayaks on my old Civic Si hatchback, which appears to have a more dramatically sloping roof than the Fit. And it had better work out, since I'm getting my Fit at the end of the month (I hope!)! That said, I won't guarantee that there won't be any problems. It's probably best to contact Yakima or a Yakima dealer if you have doubts.
  • Thanks, I have since found out the yakima does work just fine on a fit!
  • masik03masik03 Posts: 10
    Last May (06) I installed Yakima Landing Pads and Tracks and have since carried two British kayaks on occasions with no harmful effects. The installation required some drilling to install blind fasteners, but if that doesn't scare you I recommend the system. At the present time I do not know the availability of clip-on systems. Rackattack.com was very helpful with info and parts.

    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/552466477mmzRBH
  • they have Q clips that work with the fit. I assume those are the clip-on kind?
  • masik03masik03 Posts: 10
    Yes that's what I meant. Glad to see Yakima finally has something for the FIT. Last May they didn't have a listing. Q clips should work fine.
  • I bought a 36"x42" one from JC Whitney, part number ZX183601B and cut the back cross bar about one inch shorter to get the taper of the roof. It installed easily and fits (no pun intended) just fine. It cost about $110. Dick T.
  • jkandelljkandell Posts: 116
    Having used the Fit in my first few months of ownership to transport everything from dozens of landscaping plants to a Queen sized Ikea bed frame to a futon to a Mexican metal bench, I'm realizing the bumper is vulnerable. The official Honda bumper applique goes for $41 (Bernardi). Are there generic appliques that work just as well or even better?
  • bob152bob152 Posts: 1
    Hi, I have just bought a Fit LX, and I was wondering if some one could help me as I want to change speedometer pointer from red to white. or change the background from black to white. Is it possible.....
  • kathy35kathy35 Posts: 1
    how do I make the remote active or passive? just a few days ago it quit making the sounds but it does still lock the doors. I want to hear the one horn for lock and the two horn sounds for unlock again but I am unsure what I did to make it quit and I've never had this problem before PLEASE HELP A GIRL OUT
  • fitluverfitluver Posts: 198
    how do I make the remote active or passive? just a few days ago it quit making the sounds but it does still lock the doors. I want to hear the one horn for lock and the two horn sounds for unlock again but I am unsure what I did to make it quit and I've never had this problem before PLEASE HELP A GIRL OUT

    They say that if you try to get the beep from the horn, it will NOT go off if you have a door open.

    You might consider rechecking your doors including the trunk hatch.

    Let us know how it turns out.

    Just the other day I randomly hit the button a second time to beep at me and when I didn't hear it, I rechecked a door and it was still open. Even though I am careful, it does happen.

  • pupsullpupsull Posts: 1
    Can anyone tell me if there is a trunk release within interior of the vehicle? Also, I have looked and cannot locate anywhere on the exterior hatch a place to insert a key to open the hatch manually.

    What am I missing? Does such a release and key entry exist?

    Thanks!
  • fitluverfitluver Posts: 198
    Can anyone tell me if there is a trunk release within interior of the vehicle? Also, I have looked and cannot locate anywhere on the exterior hatch a place to insert a key to open the hatch manually.

    What am I missing? Does such a release and key entry exist?

    Thanks!

    You can unlock the trunk in two (possibly 3) ways.

    The two most obvious are double clicking the unlock button on the remote keyless entry/key, and also double clicking the unlock button on the drivers side command/door lock.

    See where the lock button is on the drivers door pad?
    Click it twice in unlock position. (sometiems it is touchy and I gotta hit it three times.)

    That should do the trick.

    I am trying to save the power on the key batteries. So when I lock the car up, I try to just use the drivers lock button.

    (just an unrelated thought)
  • Picked up my Fit this morning and now I need to get a rack installed. I'm looking for some pictures of both the Yakima and Thule racks installed on a fit using clips, especially of the towers and clips where they fit on the car.

    I found the Thule installation instructions on the web and they say the bars have to be 24" apart which is too narrow for my needs. Has anyone installed them further apart. Same question for the Yakima's...how far can you get the bars apart?

    TIA,

    Roland
  • masik03masik03 Posts: 10
    The 24" number is a minimum distance I would think. A good rack shop should be able to answer your questions. I dealt with Rackattack.com which offered excellent service. Give them a call.
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