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Old 05-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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DIY Installing baseplate on CR-V

I recently lost my toad, a Chevy Colorado, in an auto accident. Thankfully, no one was injured.
I am considering replacing the Chevy with a Honda CR-V as I have read and heard many good things about them.
I installed the baseplate myself on the Chevy and considered it a medium job on the difficulty scale.
If any of you folks have installed your own baseplate on a CR-V, I would appreciate your thoughts on the difficulty of doing it. I have heard a couple of reports that the installation on a CR-V is a bit "challenging".
Thanks for your help and safe travels.

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Old 05-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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I installed my base plates on my 2011 cr-v and it was not hard at all took me about 2 1/2 hours in my garage but i do work on cars for a living but anyone who is mechanically inclined or handy with tools could easily get the job done

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Old 05-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Thanks, Mavric65, that's just what I need to know. I would estimate that the install on my truck took about the same amount of time. Most of the time was to disassemble/reassemble the front plastic as I recall.
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The only scary part was after you remove all the fasteners literrally peel the front end off the car.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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You will not have any problem with your CRV install. As you stated you have done one already. I've installed one on a 2003 CRV, 2008 Ford Ranger, and a 2004 Chev Trailblazer. You will find they are all pretty much the same. Good luck.
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Here's a Blue Ox video of installing a 2011 CR-V base plate:



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