2002-2004 Honda CR-V 2003-2011 Honda Element BX2232 Installation

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1. Using a 10MM socket, remove the metric bolt from the battery hold down strap. Set the bolt aside to be reinstalled later.
2. Remove NINE pushpins from the top plastic of fascia. Set the cover and pushpins aside to be reinstalled later.
3. Using a 10MM socket, remove two metric bolts from the bottom of edge of the fascia, just forward of the front tires. Set bolts aside to be reinstalled later. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Remove two pushpins from the lower edge of the fascia. Set push pins aside to be reinstalled later. Do this to both sides of the vehicle.
4. Using the 8MM socket, remove the metric bolts on the upper fascia corner. Set bolts aside to be reinstalled later. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Pull the fascia forward and set carefully aside to be reinstalled later.
5. Using the 12MM socket remove two metric bolts from the top side of the frame and one metric bolt from the side of frame, see arrows in photo, both sides. Remove the metric bolt on the bottom with the 12MM socket, both sides, and remove metal bumper. Metal bumper will not be reinstalled.
6. Using the 13MM socket, loosen one metric bolt on the horn bracket and turn the horn out. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. See the photo above.
7. Drill one hole in the frame webbing using the 13/32″ drill. Do this to both sides of the vehicle. Insert 3/8-16×1″ hex bolt into the bottom of the drilled hole, tighten the lock washer and hex nut. Do this to both sides of the vehicle.
8. Using the 13/32″ drill bit, drill out three spot welds on the passenger’s side bumper brace and separate brace from the frame with the flat chisel.
9. Slide the baseplate onto the frame even with the sensor guard, 1/4″ from the underside of the frame webbing and clamp to the frame using the vise grips. Be sure the baseplate is level with the frame, hold the fascia in place to see if the baseplate comes through the fascia’s opening properly. Adjust as need and set the fascia aside. Using the baseplate as a template, drill all of the holes with the 13/32″ drill bit.