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Old 07-23-2010, 11:37 PM   #15
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Yes, Please follow Honda guidelines.

(ours is two wheel drive and tows fine)
We are thinking of using a 2010 CR-V as a toad and the sales person seem to think that it would show miles on the odometer when it is being towed. I find that hard to believe. Does anyone know?? Mike
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Salesman doesn't know what he's talking about

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They rarely do.
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It's been a while since the odometers were a mechanical spin wheel. Please ask the salesperson to reconsider his answer.
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We are thinking of using a 2010 CR-V as a toad and the sales person seem to think that it would show miles on the odometer when it is being towed. I find that hard to believe. Does anyone know?? Mike

If you have the key in the wrong position, it will rack up miles towing but if you follow the instructions and the key is placed in the correct position, no miles on the odometer. Found out the hard way and put about 500 miles on the odometer the first time I towed. (But, on the positive side, since no gas was burned, my trip computer determined that I was getting more than 100 miles per gallon on that tank!).
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I didn't think he did, couldn't imagine anyone would tow them if that was the case.. Thanks for getting back to me..Mike
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Thanks all for getting back to me so quickly, I couldn't imagine anyone would be towing a CR-V if they racked up miles.. I think the Honda will be a good little tow car.. Thanks for your help.. Mike
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We are avid CR-V fans. Just bought a new 2010 DX for towing. Need help with lights. The orientation of the light chambers is different on the new one as compared to my 2004. Thinking of using LED strips on side of back window. Any suggestions?
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We are avid CR-V fans. Just bought a new 2010 DX for towing. Need help with lights. The orientation of the light chambers is different on the new one as compared to my 2004. Thinking of using LED strips on side of back window. Any suggestions?
I have never heard of a Honda CR-V model DX. The 2010 CR-Vs come in LX, EX and EX-L models. Any way, the lights are the same in all models.

There are two ways to connect lights for towing - diodes and separate lamps.

With diodes you splice into the tail lights and the diodes prevent back current that can cause electric problems in the CR-V. Diodes are easy to install and any shop that sets up toads can easily do the wiring.

Separate lamps installed in the tail lights do not use any of the CR-V's wiring so they can not cause problems. Diodes will drop the voltage about 0.5 volts and cause the lights to be slightly dimmer than separate lamps.

I suggest you go with either diodes or separate lamps instead of mounting LED strips beside the hatchback window sides.
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You are right it is a LX. Planned to install LEDs on hatchback window next to light column. How did you install the separate lamps? On my old 2004 their was an empty lamp chamber which was used for European Hondas and it was perfect. Time is of the essence as we are on the Gulf Coast and it is Hurricane season so we are looking at all options....quickly.
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Both Blue Ox and Roadmaster sell kits that contain the bulbs, sockets and wiring needed to install the separate lamps. Or you can buy the individual items at auto supply stores.

You need to remove the tail light assemblies by removing a couple of screws and then the assemblies snap out. You drill holes (1/2" I think) in the tail lights, connect the wiring and run the wires under the CR-V to the front. Blue Ox and Roadmaster have pictures showing where to drill the holes.

It is a very simple and clean install and the bulbs are bright. If you don't feel comfortable doing the install there are many experienced installers who can do it quickly.
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