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General Information

Name
Tom
Year
2005
Make
Honda
Model
Element
Color
Orange
Packages
EX
I just found this gem on marketplace and purchased it last week. It is a 06 with only 91k miles on it! I'm currently in the process of upgrading the entire stereo system and have to fix some small stuff like the A/C compressor but other than that this thing is mint! I'm looking forward to reading all the threads on this site to soak up as much knowledge as possible.

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Modifications

Drivetrain
Front Wheel drive Automatic
Audio
7 speaker sound system

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Like my '05, I see yours has no roof rack. They have the holes already for easy install. I am looking to get one soon. Will you? Let me know where you find one.
 

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Quick comment about AC compressor. If you haven't already checked, test the AC relay. I purchased my E 5 weeks ago and was told my AC needed a new compressor. Dealer was supposed to order for me. I searched youtube for other possible solutions and sure enough, a blown relay is a known issue. Swapped out the relay and had ice cold AC. $13 part.
 

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And when driving around town, does it feel like a big heavy trucky .. sorta clunky? I'm trying to see if its just mine.[/QUOTE]
I know my E does not feel clunky at all it handles like a passenger car. But I have also driven SUVs for decades, so maybe it is what you are comparing it to?
 

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Quick comment about AC compressor. If you haven't already checked, test the AC relay. I purchased my E 5 weeks ago and was told my AC needed a new compressor. Dealer was supposed to order for me. I searched youtube for other possible solutions and sure enough, a blown relay is a known issue. Swapped out the relay and had ice cold AC. $13 part.
Thanks for the info, I tried all of the relays and unfortunately it was the compressor. Got it fixed and it's ice cold once again!
 

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You stole it, especially if it doesnt need much repairs. I wish I had the same luck.
Yeah I have been looking forever for one with low miles and when this popped up I ran to it! The lady that had it already bought another car and I think she was just selling it instead of trading it in at the low dealers offer. I have already tinted the front windows, replaced the entire speaker system and put in a apple car play head unit, and changed the A/C Compressor. Oh and I got the Element Seat covers... This thing is like brand new Im so excited I got it!!
 

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I ended up ordering from EStore : OEM rack and shipped across country all for less than $300. Have not installed yet. someone can tell e if there is a good YouTube, etc.
 

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I ended up ordering from EStore : OEM rack and shipped across country all for less than $300. Have not installed yet. someone can tell e if there is a good YouTube, etc.
I did order a new center trim plastic that goes around the radio and A/C from a Honda OEM store the one that was in the car had some scratches from them mounting a cell phone holder on it. I heard the roof rack is a pain to install but thats my next project.
 
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