This item qualifies for Free Shipping. Your comment has been submitted succesfully. This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.
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Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Here's what our base plate looks like "Honda hookups manual." What's really nice about this with the removable arms, you'll hardly know that the vehicle's been set up to be flat-towed when you don't have the arms in place.
It'll still look just like a Honda CR-V in the front of it, and you won't have hardly anything sticking out.
The part that sticks out the furthest is the safety cable attachment points that will go between your CR-V and your motor home.
Once you have your license plate bracket fully installed, though, if you have a license plate bracket, or front license plate depending on your state, it'll be almost flushed with your license plate, so just keep that in mind. Now when we don't have Honda hookups manual arms in place, we have some protective plugs here that we can slide in to help keep dirt and debris out of the socket where the arm goes into, that way you don't have to worry about this arm being difficult to insert.
Now our arms are really easy to install. Make sure this tab here is horizontal, slide it in, push, twist, and then the retention pin, which is spring loaded, will lock it into place. We'll do the same thing on the other side, just making sure we take our protective plug out.
To take our arms out, we simply pull on the pin, twist it 90 degrees, pull it out. Other one's the exact same way. You can twist it 90 degrees any direction. Once you have them out, put your plug back in for safe keeping, and to protect the socket.
One great thing about this base plate is that it does have a bracket that's included to mount your electrical socket for any of your towed vehicle lighting systems.
Gives you a nice solid mount where you don't have to worry about having it rip apart when you're trying to unplug your umbilical between your motor home and your CR-V. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get in installed. To begin our install, we're going to have to have our hood open, so we can remove our fascia.
Our fascia is the plastic that covers up our bumper beam that goes across the front of the vehicle. In order to get this off, we're going to have to remove several fasteners. The first fastener we're Honda hookups manual to need to remove is this 10 Honda hookups manual bolt right here, which holds our battery strap in place. Now we're going to have nine pushpin fasteners like this which go across the top of the fascia to remove. The ways these work, a center section here which you can get Honda hookups manual flathead screwdriver or trim panel tool under.
It'll pop up, and then the whole piece will come out.
Now we can lift this panel up here, slide it aside, and we'll set it out of the way. Now we have two 10 millimeter bolts in front of our tires on the lower edge of the fascia on both sides, so
Honda hookups manual remove all of these bolts. Then at the center of our fascia, we have two more pushpin fasteners just like the ones at the top.
Then at each corner of our fascia where it meets our fender, we have an eight millimeter bolt inside. Now with an extra of hands, we'll grab the corner of our fascia, pull in back, and then we can pull it forward "Honda hookups manual" from the vehicle, and we'll set it aside where it won't get damaged.
Now normally your grill will come off as one piece with your fascia right here. However, our vehicle has been in a front end collision at some point in time, and the tabs that secure it are broken, so that's why ours came off as a separate piece. Okay, now we need to remove our bumper beam. We'll have four bolts on each side in order to do this. Now ours may look a little bit different than yours, because the fact our vehicle was in a front end collision and the bumper beam may not have been replaced all the way properly.
We have two 12 millimeter bolts on top that we'll remove. We have a third one here on the side. Then we have a fourth and final one underneath. Now we'll put one loosely in at the top, just to help hold it in place while I remove the other ones on the other side.
It's the exact same process; the bolts are in the exact same location. Now we'll remove the one that we loosely put back in, grab our beam, and we'll work it around our air conditioning lines, and slide it off. We will not be re-installing it. Now we need to change the positioning of our horns. Now, depending on your vehicle, you may have a horn on each side of the vehicle, or they both may be located on the driver side. Just depends on which plant your car came from. So we have a 13 millimeter bolt.
We'll loosen this bolt, rotate the horn outwards about 90 degrees, and tighten down the bolt. We'll do the same on both sides.
All right, now on each side of our frame, we have two layers of material here and here. We're going to drill a small hole straight on up through here in this general area. You don't have to be precise.
Just try to get it centered between this area here and this area here. We want to be sure we're careful and aware of "Honda hookups manual" drill bit length, because right above the area we're "Honda hookups manual" on the passenger side is an air conditioning line. We don't want to damage that. Now we'll gradually increase our drill bit size until it's the size indicated in the instructions.
For every bolt that we're using in our installation, we'll be sure to put red Loctite on them, as indicated in the instructions. We have Loctite available on our website if you need some. We'll go up through the hole, place on our re-enforcement block here, followed by a lock washer, and then a nut. Now we'll torque the hardware to the amount indicated in the instructions. Keep in mind that everything we do on one side, we'll repeat on the other side.
Okay, now on the side of our frame rails, we have this bracket here where our Honda hookups manual beam had a bolt going through to attach. We need to remove this.
There's three spot Honda hookups manual that we need to drill out. We don't want to drill all the way through the frame. Just through the spot weld. We'll start with a small drill bit. And we'll work our way up to bigger drill bits. Okay, now that we have these drilled out enough, we can use a pair of pliers or monkey wrench or something to slide over it, and we'll rock it back and forth until it snaps off.
We can also use a hammer and a "Honda hookups manual," and come in between the two layers and help separate them.
Now with an extra set of hands, we'll slide our base plate into position on our frame rail. We'll slide all the way back against the center right here, and I'll have it about a quarter of an inch from our frame rail, and we'll clamp it into place. All right, now that we have our base plate securely clamped into place, we ensure that it's level and even on both sides.
We'll use our final size drill bit to go inaudible With it marked, we can make a pilot hole now, and enlarge it to the final size once our hole is made.
For our top three holes, we'll be using a handle nut. This side here will face outwards, and we'll insert it through the opening in our frame rail,
Honda hookups manual we'll screw in a bolt that's an inch and a half long with a lock washer into our handle nut.
"Honda hookups manual" We'll make sure it's started by hand first, and we'll repeat the same process for the other top two locations. Okay, our bottom one is a little bit different. We have an inch long bolt, and this does not get a lock washer on the outside of the base plate.