Last post on Dec 06, 2007 at 5:57 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Electrical, SUV
Nov 27, 2007 (10:35 am)
it does seem absurd that Honda didn't at least pre wire etc
Not sure how you install foglights in the OEM cutouts in the bumper without removing the bumper, but... Honda did pre-wire fog lights, at least on Gen 2 CR-V. there is a connector in the wiring harness where the fogs' harness plugs in on on the driver's side in the engine compartment. And then there is a plg on the wiring harness under the dash where the switch and power up harness plugs in.
The bumper on the CR-V is held in place with 10-14 clips, and takes minutes to take off and put back on. No big deal for an average DIYer.
#14 of 17 Re: Cost [blueiedgod]
Nov 27, 2007 (7:14 pm)
Yes. Only 49 steps to install them. Easy as pie.
If they already did the wiring, why not install the lights at the factory? If invoice price were $200 higher, I wouldn't have blinked an eye.
#15 of 17 Re: Cost [zeen]
Nov 29, 2007 (8:01 pm)
Zeen: Couldn't Agree More. It truely is absurd not to include this in the EX-L package. Now the "foreign" car makers are acting like the Old Domestics . Maybe I should've bought a Chevy Equinox. They include Fog Lights.....Just Kiddin'. Even w/o the Fogs, still like the CR-V. Although the mileage could be a little better.
#16 of 17 Re: Cost [almatti]
Nov 30, 2007 (11:28 am)
I like my 08 CR-V too. Even the EX should have fog lights.
Gas mileage has to be better than the Volvo XC90 I was driving although I have not checked.
Dec 06, 2007 (5:57 am)
If invoice price were $200 higher, I wouldn't have blinked an eye.
Yet, on the prices paid forum, people are willing to travel hundreds of miles to shave off another $100. To each is his own. If $200 is nothing, just buy the lights from the numerous online parts dealers and install your self.
I went with JDM knock off lights for my Gen 2.5. They are not tied in to the high beams, and can be powered with just the parking lights on. This is great for fog lights, since in foggy situations you don't want the headlights on, which are up higher and reflect off the fog/snow. I live in Buffalo, and on really bad days, I just have the fog lights on for better visibility without having the headlights reflect off the white wall of falling snow.