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Old 03-07-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Smile Installing Baseplate on CRV Honda

Getting ready to install a Roadmaster faceplate on CRV Honda, anyone done this, any suggestions?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Getting ready to install a Roadmaster faceplate on CRV Honda, anyone done this, any suggestions?
had a mechanically inclined friend do ours and he said the directions were perfect and it took him about four hours...
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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it looks pretty straight forward, thanks for info, I have the capabilities just need to get it done, directions do look very good.
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It's not too bad of an installation. My baseplate bracket had a couple of the holes off by about an 1/8 inch so I had to elongate them; but I probably got the one bracket in a thousand that was like that. The tech at roadmaster called it frame variance when I called him and he told me to ream the holes out a bit.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Use the locktite where indicated and a torque wrench if you have one.
Had to use my grinder to trim a bracket a little on one side.
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Question? How are you wiring your lights on your CRV. I need to know what type diode to use. Experimented a lot with other lights but decided too many complications.
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wiring crv

I decided not to use the diodes etc and wiring within the crv. I went with independent wiring straight through. On the 2006 crv there is an unused socket area on the bottom of tail light assembly. Just purchase sockets and wire it like a trailer, works fine. Just remember to ground the sockets because the base is all plastic. In my opinion I think it works better you have no line loss and lights are brighter.

Using the diode system gets pretty complicated depending on how your lighting is on the vehicle and on the RV?

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I decided not to use the diodes etc and wiring within the crv. I went with independent wiring straight through. On the 2006 crv there is an unused socket area on the bottom of tail light assembly. Just purchase sockets and wire it like a trailer, works fine. Just remember to ground the sockets because the base is all plastic. In my opinion I think it works better you have no line loss and lights are brighter.

Using the diode system gets pretty complicated depending on how your lighting is on the vehicle and on the RV?

Good luck
I have the same tow car, used the same solution.
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Diodes for wiring up the dinghy. This is the one everyone uses.
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i used the roadmaster universal diode kit... still in progress as I needed one more part to complete this task... hope it works
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I don't really like to cut into the factory wiring unless necessary so I made my own light harness from sockets I got at the auto supply ( i soldered on the grounds for extra realibility ) and trailer ribbon wire. Lowes I think has it reasonably priced for a roll or even walmart.
I got led lamps from pep boys.
here is a pic of where I drilled for the socket.. I used the compartment closer to the top partly because I thought the visibility might bet better there and it had enough room.

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My wiring diagram for the 06 CR-V shows a 4 pin and 6 pin "trailer socket" behind the left rear wheel. Naturally, I can' find them. Anyone know where to look or are those options? Thanks
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John....I did this installation on an '07 CRV in less than 2 hours in the driveway. You should have no issues. Use LockTite. I used a Dremel to trim the bumper sight shield where it was required. Still working on the light hook-up
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cr-v wiring?

If it came with a receiver hitch, it might have been prewired? If it is prewired it would be for towing a trailer behind the CR-V and in no way helpful for towing the CR-V itself.
I ran a four wire from front to rear and installed new separate sockets in the nonexistent hole at bottom of the each tail light assembly. A standard trailer wiring diagram is useful for the correct connections.
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