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Old 09-17-2016, 08:43 AM   #15
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Replace the battery with a group 24 battery. To do this you will need to purchase a new battery tray for a Honda Odessy per the part numbers in this photo. The OEM group 51 battery is only about 450 CCA while a good group 24 is 900 plus. The original is not much larger than your average lawn tractor. The two plastic parts from Honda are less than $20. A really good battery, $150. Peace of mind, Priceless.
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Can you please post the part numbers of the "the two plastic parts from Honda", (I can't make them out in your pic).
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Can you please post the part numbers of the "the two plastic parts from Honda", (I can't make them out in your pic).
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Here ya go, 1ea required. These are for a 2013 Odessy.

31531-TK8-A00

31521-TK8-A00
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Here ya go, 1ea required. These are for a 2013 Odessy.

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I bought a 2013 CRV for a trip that we're currently on (7000 mile coast to coast). Being a gadget guy and always wanting to make something better, I added the larger battery. Using the Odyssey battery tray parts was a snap and I got a new Interstate battery at Costco for $85.00. Since we didn't have time to take the Honda on any long trips, I wanted to make sure we didn't have any issues. I also bought the fuse switch from Roadmaster, but was disappointed. Once I received the part, I realized it was a $6.00 switch and a $2.00 fuse holder, which they charge about $50.00 for. It was my fault for not looking at it more closely, but I would recommend building your own.

Lastly, I went to Honda and had a non chipped ignition key cut. I use it while towing. It will operate the ignition and turn on all the accessories, such as the shift position indicator, but it won't start the car.

We just completed about 4000 miles of the trip and the Honda has performed flawlessly. I let it idle while hooking it up and then put it in neutral and go. No battery issues and I like the idea of having a full size battery that I don't have to worry about.

Don't forget.....if your towing the CRV, Honda recommends that you shorten the transmission service interval to every 30K miles.
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I bought a 2013 CRV for a trip that we're currently on (7000 mile coast to coast). Being a gadget guy and always wanting to make something better, I added the larger battery. Using the Odyssey battery tray parts was a snap and I got a new Interstate battery at Costco for $85.00. Since we didn't have time to take the Honda on any long trips, I wanted to make sure we didn't have any issues. I also bought the fuse switch from Roadmaster, but was disappointed. Once I received the part, I realized it was a $6.00 switch and a $2.00 fuse holder, which they charge about $50.00 for. It was my fault for not looking at it more closely, but I would recommend building your own.

Lastly, I went to Honda and had a non chipped ignition key cut. I use it while towing. It will operate the ignition and turn on all the accessories, such as the shift position indicator, but it won't start the car.

We just completed about 4000 miles of the trip and the Honda has performed flawlessly. I let it idle while hooking it up and then put it in neutral and go. No battery issues and I like the idea of having a full size battery that I don't have to worry about.

Don't forget.....if your towing the CRV, Honda recommends that you shorten the transmission service interval to every 30K miles.
Don, Honda has a shift sequence that you're supposed to go through before towing!
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