Trick for CR-V Spare Tire Cover

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by D.D. Pallmer, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. D.D. Pallmer

    D.D. Pallmer Guest

    I figured out a great trick for the hard-shell spare tire cover and suspect
    it's an issue too for the soft cover. I put a dab of paint...any color since
    you can't see it unless you look...on the back of the tire cover and another
    aligned directly across from it on the windshield wiper (2005 model). This
    allows you to adjust the cover easily so that the word HONDA aligns straight
    across the back of the vehicle. Of course you need to be sure you have it
    exact before applying the paint. But after doing so, it's now very very easy
    to realign it instead of having HONDA appear in some diagonal misalignment.
    D.D. Pallmer, Dec 27, 2005
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    Brian Smith Guest

    Why would you want to do that? Can't you tell by just looking at the cover
    that it is straight or crooked?
    Brian Smith, Dec 27, 2005
  3. D.D. Pallmer

    D.D. Pallmer Guest

    No youi cannot. Because it's a fine adjustment and you have to be on top of
    the cover to do it. Meaning that you can't see what you are adjusting. Try
    it and you'll see what I mean. And even a few degrees off makes the vehicle
    look out-of-kilter from behind.
    D.D. Pallmer, Dec 27, 2005
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    twfsa Guest

    I agree I see alot of the covers on the spare crooked.

    twfsa, Dec 28, 2005

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    You might be way further ahead to install a fix that would stop the
    cover from 'creeping'. It's been discussed at Sign in and
    use the SEARCH function. Best way seems to be gluing some rubber bumpers
    inside the top of the shell so it won't migrate clockwise on every bump.

    'Curly Q. Links', Jan 2, 2006
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