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Honda CR-V Owners Accessories & Modifications

barnonebarnone Posts: 118
edited December 2013 in Honda
i wrote first! :)

anyways, could anyone of you list all the internet
sites where we could purchase CR-V accessories?



  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    This isn't all of them, but it should get you started... I highly recommend the first one.

    For non-honda stuff, you can try these guys Coming soon

  • reiner4reiner4 Posts: 24
    Thinking that the CR-V is pretty plain looking and in an effort to personalize mine - I have added the following accessories:

    * OEM Rear Spoiler
    * OEM Hard Spare Cover (painted to match body color)
    * OEM Side & Rear Sports Trim
    * OEM Muffler Tip
    * Manik Stainless Steel Tail Light Guards
    * Stainless Steel Head Light Guards
    * COBRA Bull Guard
    * OEM Tweeter / Woofer / Coaxial Speaker Upgrades
    * OEM Full Alarm System
    * WeatherTech WeatherFlector window guards
    * Tinted windows all around
    * Passenger Arm Rest
    * OEM Nose Mask
    * OEM Cargo Cover and Mat
    * All-Red Tail Lights

    Some of the eTailers sites I've frequented which are not in any specific order):






    6) (specifically COBRA Side Bars / Grill Guards)

    7) ( specifically Manik - tail light guards )

    8) ( specifically WeatherTech brand WeatherFlectors )

    9) ( search under both CR-V and CRV - for various products & 'goodies' )



    12) ( look closely - tends to be 'OEM-like' vs. true OEM quality product )


    Keep in mind that a lot of these sites have very competitive pricing, so Customer Service and no Shipping & Handling can be the determining factor !

    Just my $ .02 - god knows that's all I have left from all my accessorizing !

  • barnonebarnone Posts: 118
    has anyone tried the rear ground mirror
    from ???

    where else can i buy them ground mirror?

    i'm really interested because city-parking
    requires skill and excellent distance judgement.
    i want to learn how to get out of a 1" space
    between front/rear bumpers... =)
  • reiner4reiner4 Posts: 24
    You can try There is also a chap out on eBay selling 'rare Japanese' accessories that if you open one of his auction pages it has a link to his home site with this item listed....supposedly less than retail. I noticed that all the pics he has look awfully familiar to Beware that sells a lot of 'OEM-like' products with some of the members over at the CRV-IX ( being displeased with the lack of quality and customer service. This mirror is kind of a cool novelty item that I have considered - glad to see that someone can actually use the functionality.

    Good Luck !!
  • sluglineslugline Posts: 391
    A couple of years ago, when I was shopping for my CR-V, the high brake lights of this vehicle were a discussion topic that was floating around. Some commented that some drivers may miss them, leading to a rear-end collision. Anyway, I think I've somewhat addressed this by mounting a couple of additional brake lights beneath the rear bumper (in virtually the same lateral axis as the tailpipe). Of course, I realize that I couldn't stop all the stupid drivers out there even if I had the Vegas Strip hanging off my tailgate. :)

    Here is what people behind me will see now when the brakes are applied:
    (Hey, I'm the first to post a pic in this discussion too! )
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    She looks good. Mind me asking how much?

    As long as were sharing pics... These are the latest mods to Buster. Silly, but fun.


  • sluglineslugline Posts: 391
    Total cost for me was about $35. (The lights by themselves were $15 from Pep Boys.) The bulk of the rest of the cost was spent on mounting hardware (nothing special or custom), wire and tap/slide connectors at Wal-Mart (possibly overpriced, but I didn't feel like driving into Houston to my favorite hobbyist store this week). If you are the type that just happens to have spools of 14 gauge wire lying around and doesn't mind soldering everything together, then you could do it for cheaper than I did. I opted for slide connectors so I could readily undo the wiring if I had to.

    How much were those nozzles again? The cost of shipping would probably mean I'd save money by locating them locally. It's still possible to have a little fun and still meet the vehicle code. :)
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    did anyone try to put those driving lights in the back? firstly for backing up in the dark, secondly to blind people who don't have enough decency to dim their high beams when coming up behind me. I was thinking of cheapie K-mart, wll--mart brand. how did you mount the lights?
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    Thanks. I may look into a set of those myself. I like the UK-style ones (in bumper mounting), but it's too expensive. This would be a nice way to get simialr function without all the cost.

    The silly wiper lights were about $20-25, but you can probably get something like them on E-bay for less. I spent another $7 on in-line fuses and a dash switch.

    Typically, these are installed so that they light up with your head lamps. I didn't want mine on all the time, so I installed the wires through the fire wall and put a switch in the dash (with its own little light).

    This way I can drive in stealth mode and sneak up behind those slammed Civics before I zap 'em from behind. My next project is to install one for the rear wiper. :-)
  • recsrecs Posts: 6
    Here they are in action...


    They are pretty expensive (total coat was appx.$250.00) and require that you cut the bumper to install them in the original location. However I think that they look great and I love the fact that they are original. Wiring is easy as you can hook them up to the trailer harness located behind the d/s rear speaker.

    Any questions feel free to e-mail me...

    Goonga Ron

    Ron's CR-V Web Site

    [email protected]

  • sluglineslugline Posts: 391

    I had considered the trailer harness for the hookup point, but the wires running to the stock tail lamps seem to work just fine too.

  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    A new toy! Well, maybe not a toy, but it should add to the pleasure of owning a CR-V. :-)

    Dynamat Extreme

    So here's my question... Anybody ever install this stuff? I was planning on doing the front floors and doors, but I'm wondering if anyone else has suggestions. Thanks!

  • Does anybody know what level (35% or 50%) is the tint on the 01 CRV SE models?
  • jq2000jq2000 Posts: 4
    Can anybody tell me how to remove the distribution rotor from my 1997 cRV? I bought a replacement part but could not take the old one away.

  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    how much did you pay for the tweeters, and where did you ge them from?
    I am thinking of getting the whole speaker upgrade package from the front, rear and tweeters are like $130 or something.
    i already have installed the subwoofer system, bing should post the write up soon on , now i am ready for the mids and highs.
  • barnonebarnone Posts: 118
    i purchased from i just
    opted for the tweeter kit instead of the whole
    package upgrade coz i'm low in budget.

    i would strongly recommend that you review the DIY
    instructions/illustrations from
    *thoroughly* to spare you from a lot of grief.
  • Hi Folks,
    I recently bought a 2001 CRV LX but without
    keyless entry. It costs an extra $350(?)from
    the dealership. I've seen handa
    selling it for $66 (apparently, the receiver in
    the car is factory-installed in all CRVs). All
    you need is to buy the transmitter and program it.
    Is this true? I wonder how one CRV will be uniquely unlocked by a generic transmitter. Thanks
    for any help!! - Robert
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    Yep, it's true. All you need to do is program the receiver.
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    i have seen the FOB's going for $20
  • theracoontheracoon Posts: 666
    Since the fobs are different for earlier years of the CR-V.

  • Does anybody has an instructions in programming the factory transmitter/key fob for the keyless entry of a 2001 CRV? Could you please post it here? Thanks a lot...
  • has the instructions online in Adobe Acrobat format:

    The programming instructions start on page 3 of the document.

  • Has anyone added frontwindow visors to their crv if so give me a hint as to how they install over the black edging around the mirrors, do they go under that edging,if so how does the edgingloosen up or come off? thank you
    [email protected]
  • Hi folks,
    I have a 2001 cr-v se and am looking for an add-on remote starter that will work happily with the existing remote entry system. Does anyone have any information on this? I'm going to install it myself and want to use the same key fob that came with the V. Is there a place where I can find the wiring diagram for the factory remote entry module? Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    The only review I'm familiar with is here at this link.
  • I just purchased a 2001 CR-V. Has anyone installed a retractable cargo cover by themselves?
    I'm thinking of attempting this...also is the retractable worth the extra money over the non-retractable cover?
  • Recently installed a manual rectractable CRV luggage cover--a piece of cake and it works fine. Personally I can't justify the more deluxe cover.
  • varmitvarmit Posts: 1,125
    I think it comes down to personal preference. Here's one man's review of the retractable.
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    i am thinking of getting one my self as well, but the instructions call for the panel removal in the back and cutting holes into it. i am kind of put off by that, but still interested. also the price is a big factor, $140 or so for retractable versus $70 for regular cover. just installed the most important mod on my V, one of the holidays gifts was a "CRVIX" sticker. now it is proudly displayed next to my"WOW" sticker, lol
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