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Old 04-29-2015, 06:18 AM   #1
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ReadyBrake install on CRV

For anyone who has done their own install of a ReadyBrake on a 2012-14 Honda CRV, did you have any problem finding a good spot to drill the hole in the firewall for the brake cable? The instructions indicate that the CRV has a double-wall firewall and it might be necessary to drill the hole either left or right, instead of directly behind the brake. Any info would be helpful before I start drilling on my 2013.
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I had a local truck accessories shop install the ReadyBrake and ReadyStop cables on my 2013 CRV. The holes through the firewall are directly behind the brake pedal.
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Thanks, Joe. For others planning this job, I'll report back on my progress.
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With Pictures.

I may be installing one of these soon.
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The threaded part of the cable sleeve that goes through the firewall is actually quite long so I don't think you'll have any problems even with a double walled firewall. At least I would be surprised if the space between the 2 walls is more than the threaded fitting can span. We have a double firewall also on our Captiva and experienced no problems attaching the cable sleeve. Keep that cable as close to directly behind the brake pedal as you can.
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I had a local truck accessories shop install the ReadyBrake and ReadyStop cables on my 2013 CRV. The holes through the firewall are directly behind the brake pedal.
Are you Happy with the Ready Brake? Any pluses or minuses?

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Are you Happy with the Ready Brake? Any pluses or minuses?

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Very happy! It's simple, easy to install, effective, and low-cost!
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What's the best way to cut the sheathing that the cable goes through? I tried cutting it with a Dremel tool and cut-off wheel, but the outer covering melted.
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I used the Dremel Tool on our cable sheath and was happy with the results. A very small amount of the covering melted but that was not a big deal for me. I would guess a fine tooth hack saw could also be used, but the Dremel is quicker.
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After you cut it you will probably need to ream out the open end of the sheath!
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