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Old 04-05-2010, 12:56 PM   #15
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Thanks to all. The problem is trying to find a way into the interior at the firewall. "Very" tight in the area.
See my post above where I outlined a possible route to bring the wiring through the firewall.
As noted, on the 2004 CR-V there is a channel or wire race along both the left and right side of the vehicle accessible from the interior of the vehicle by removing the edge molding and lifting up the carpet. I ran the wiring on the left side (driver's side) of the vehicle which gave a direct route to the point in the firewall where you can access the engine compartment. From the interior the wiring loom goes through the firewall through a large rubber grommet or boot just behind the gas pedal. It is not very obvious. If they haven't changed this arrangement through the model years this 'through point' is behind a molded plastic 'foot rest' under the carpet behind the gas pedal. Lift up the carpet and remove this molded plastic piece (held in place by one fastener) and the rubber boot is on the firewall near the top of this location with the wire loom running through it. From there it is a matter of neatly routing the wiring to the front of the vehicle through the engine compartment. You come through the firewall left of center and so the most logical route was to the left side behind the wheel well to the grill location where you mount the plug. Good luck with your project.
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Peel back the carpet from behind the brake pedal area and see if there is a half dollar size rubber plug in the firewall. There is one on my '08. I just cut a slit in the middle of the rubber and snaked the wires out into the engine compartment. This plug cannot be seen from the engine compartment its behind the master brake cylinder somewhere. From there it is a matter of routing your wires to the front grille area and crimp/solder to a connector. The wires to the back of the car can go underneath the door sill panels they pop off fairly easily. Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:46 PM   #17
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Just finished wireing up my 2003 CR-V. Piece of cake. I ran the wires underneath from front to back and up a space just under the tailights that was clear access to under the car. I put in an independent 1157 bulb and socket in each tailight. Total cost $20. for all the parts.
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2000 honda crv tailight hole selection

installing a towmaster seperate tailight harness but trying to find the best location to install bulb socket assy without touching plastic has anyone got any suggestions thanks
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I don't like the idea of drilling holes in those expensive housings! I chose to use the Roadmaster 154 wiring kit which uses the diodes.
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Purchased a new Honda CRV and need to wire the taillights for towing. Both the new car and motorhome have separate brake and turn signal bulbs so do I need the six-wire electrical cord?
AND my biggest problem, how to get the wiring back to the taillights from the front of the car. While the CRV is a nice car getting to anything is very hard.

Does anyone have any ideas? I hate to take it to the local RV dealer who wants $100. an hour and told me it would take between 4 and 6 hours of work if they wire the car, not counting his estimated $175.00 for parts.

When you say "new" Honda CRV, you are talking 2014 or earlier, right?
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Joe, the post you quoted is 5 years old.
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