Aftermarket Kit 4th Generation CR-V Centre Console Swap?

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by TheDarkKnight, Friday 10th May, 2013.

  1. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    As you can see from these three pics, the centre console area on the USA model CR-C is totally different to that found on UK models.

    Would it be possible to buy the bits in the US and swap them over?

    Very tempted to do this...
     
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  2. Robbie Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I like that. The leather seats also look better. Mine have little holes in the seat, rather than smooth like my Accord.
     
  3. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    If retrofittable, and I can't see why it wouldn't be, then I will definitely be asking for details on this.
     
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  4. Amused Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Doesn't European CR-V have better quality materials than the US one?
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Swindon Septic here = Hell no

    Sorry to CR-V owners don't take it personally.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I would say that is easily achievable just need to see those heated seat buttons they look different.
     
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  7. Amused Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Honda press release: "High quality materials chosen specifically for the European market CR-V add a warmth and premium finish to the cabin."

    http://www.mobilitychoicemotoring.co.uk/uploaded/files/Honda CR-V press pack.pdf


    I also read in several reviews that the US 4th Generation CR-V comes with very hard plastic all around (sort of like the 8th Generation Civic), whereas the European 4th Generation version comes with many soft touch points, specifically on the dash.
     
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  8. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    No, they are pretty much identical. I drove a 2.4 CR-V in the USA last summer and its the same cabin quality.

    Buttons are exactly the same CJ - hence why I believe it is possible to retrofit.
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You'll need to ensure that the wiring loom isn't different between the two but must say that does look good.
     
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  10. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Heated seat switches should e just plug-n-play, although the centralised power port could be an issue. I agree, this console looks a lot better than the one available here in the UK, although that too is not bad in itself either.
     
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  11. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    How come I can't see TDK photos on my iPhone? When I click on the link I get small squares appear but when clicked nothing happens.
    Any ideas ?
    Mike c
     
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  12. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Yes - throw that CrApple away and get a proper fone! :Rolf: :Happy:

    No idea, pics are working fine for me.
     
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