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Old 02-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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2011 Honda CR-V thru firewall wiring.

Has anyone wired thru the 2011 CR-V firewall for break-away and supplemental power? I am not having a lot of luck finding a good place to do it. Honda service dept refuses to even look at it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Has anyone wired thru the 2011 CR-V firewall for break-away and supplemental power? I am not having a lot of luck finding a good place to do it. Honda service dept refuses to even look at it.
If I'm getting your question, it's regarding access to the firewall? Not sure on your '11, but I found, quite by accident, that I had pretty good access working through the driver's side fender well with the wheels cranked over hard left. Flashlight in hand, would only take a second to see if yours was the same?
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JB,

I'm not familiar with the 2011, however I did pull an SMI Duo brake system wiring and tubing thru the firwall of our 02' CR-V with relative ease by first fishing a coat hangar wire thru the main wiring harness bundle near the gas pedal. I taped the wire and tubing to the coat hangar and then pulled thru the existing harness gromet. A little tight but fairly easy to do.

Now, I'm about to find out how to do the same on our new 2012 CR-V. I just purchased a new SMI Air Force One unit and hope to install it sometime in the few weeks.

good luck with your pentration. again, look for the main harness around the gas pedal area. You may have to lift carpet and possibly a large plastic cover over the harness gromet.

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there is a hole in the firewall with a black plastic plug that will pop out and its near the center of the engine compartment thats where i ran my stay and play duo wiring and vacuum hose through
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there is a hole in the firewall with a black plastic plug that will pop out and its near the center of the engine compartment thats where i ran my stay and play duo wiring and vacuum hose through
Thanks Mavric. That's the kind of info I was looking for. Where does this hole come out in the interior? Did you have to remove any inside trim to get to it?

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Thanks Mavric. That's the kind of info I was looking for. Where does this hole come out in the interior? Did you have to remove any inside trim to get to it?

Thanks to everyone for their replies.
it is just up from the gas pedal and to the right ... easy access for your hands to get up in there .. the easy way to see it is pop out the plug on the engine compartment and then stick a light by the hole and then look inside and up to the right of the gas pedal and you will see the light coming through

hope this helps if needed i could post a picture
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I have a 2011 CRV and am looking at installing a readybrake system and that requires a hole in the firewall in front of the brake pedal. I've found the plug mavric65 describes but it is I think to far from the brake pedal. I'll have to explore going from the wheel well as mentioned by ahicks unless someone has other good suggestions or ideas.
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it is just up from the gas pedal and to the right ... easy access for your hands to get up in there .. the easy way to see it is pop out the plug on the engine compartment and then stick a light by the hole and then look inside and up to the right of the gas pedal and you will see the light coming through

hope this helps if needed i could post a picture
Again, thanks for thr info, Mavric. I was able to find it (I had seen it earlier but due to the shape of the plug I thought it was a bolt thru the firewall... ) I got it wired up today and all checks out. Smoke test on Wednesday.

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Again, thanks for thr info, Mavric. I was able to find it (I had seen it earlier but due to the shape of the plug I thought it was a bolt thru the firewall... ) I got it wired up today and all checks out. Smoke test on Wednesday.

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Glad it worked out for you...... by the way did you use seperate light sockets or diodes on the stock wiring i was just wondering........ i used seperate sockets and bulbs on mine
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Glad it worked out for you...... by the way did you use seperate light sockets or diodes on the stock wiring i was just wondering........ i used seperate sockets and bulbs on mine
I used the wiring kit with diodes supplied by Roadmaster. I had done the same on my 2000 CRV. Never had a problem with that.
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[QUOTE= got it wired up today and all checks out. Smoke test on Wednesday.

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Remember not to let the BLUE SMOKE out It's very hard to get it all back into the unit, and it won't work until all of it gets back inside.

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I wired my 2011 CRV through the plug in the firewall above the brake. Ran a flexible cable from the inside of the CRV into the engine compartment, then attached the wiring and hoses and pulled them through from the engine side. The wire comes through behind the master cylinder. Pulled them up the left fender inner panel on engine side, past battery and down into front of grill. Used diodes and all works well. Roadmaster invisibrake system with Roadmaster Sterling hitch.
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Let me know how the 2012 works out mine is on order and soon as it comes in I will be doing the same.
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Towed the 2011 CRV to Florida and back to Ohio. Worked great. Here's a few pictures of the firewall installation and wiring the invisibrake in spare tire area.
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