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  1. Advice on Whether to Part With A Beloved

    Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hey y’all, this is my first post here but apparently I joined the community a long while ago. I bought a 2003 Auto4WD Element to the tune of around $7k in 2012, my first car, right after graduating high school. I’ve still got it and it’s still running (somehow), with 180k miles on it. I’ve...
  2. FS: 03 Manual AWD EX 240k miles in CA

    Trading Post
    So hard to part ways with my Element. Original owner, purchased off the lot in 2004. If I knew how to maintain it, I would keep it forever. However, I hope there is someone out there who wants to enjoy it and has the skills that I lack to make it last forever. Currently, it runs great! Starting...
  3. Should I repair or sell

    Problems & Issues
    Just had the front drivers side wheel bearing replaced and when i was at the dealer the gave me the list of issues with the car and the cost to build. It has 236,000 miles on it. I bought it in 2012 with 183,000 miles with a rebuilt title. In 2016 I was rear ended and can't lower the rear...
  4. FS - 2003 Honda Element Radio Antenna

    Trading Post
    great shape 2003 Honda Element Antenna $5 plus shipping in usps small flat rate box from LA Sold as is / no returns
  5. FS - 2003 Blue / Grey Rear seat Headrest

    Trading Post
    I have 2 headrests for the rear seats from a 2003 element. They are in excellent shape Can ship from Los Angeles with buyer paying for shipping. Asking $75 plus shipping Sold as is / no returns
  6. FS - Rear Seats part that locks to the floor

    Trading Post
    I have two parts that attach to the rear seats which include the seat belt. They are the pieces that connect to the floor. I have no idea what they are called, but I'd like to get rid of them. Only will sell as a pair. They are from a 2003 element. Shipping from Los Angeles 90066 or for local...
  7. Alternator pulley exterior damaged

    Problems & Issues
    I had the alternator replaced about 2 months ago in my Honda Element DX 2003. Today when getting an oil change, the mechanic told me the alternator pulley had some damage on its edge and appears to be digging into the belt. He recommended replacing the alternator pulley and the belt. How could...
  8. 2003 vs 2011?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I love my 2003 Element, but... 180,000 miles is making me nervous. I was looking at a 2011 with 30,000 miles, but had some questions. Can I do the Pilot leather wrapped steering wheel swap? Will the leather covered automatic shift knob fit?
  9. Extremely frustrating issue with my front brakes! Please help.

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, I'm going to try my best to explain this as my father explained it to me. I don't know much about the mechanics of my Honda so I had to translate from my dad (who is my mechanic). Ask any questions if you need to! I've had my 03 Honda Element for 5 years. Recently, I had an issue where I...
  10. Textured Cargo Tray Help

    Hey all - I have a 2003 Element and it currently does not have a tray for the cargo area. My parents have a 2005 Element and it has a textured tray - it works really well for things not sliding around because of the texture. I have not had any luck finding a tray like theirs - the only ones I...
  11. What would you pay extra for a element with new tires

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hi all, I wanted to ask, as I have been curious after talking with my insurance company. If you were to buy a 2003 Honda Element, 109K miles, and it had 4 brand new Michelin LTX M/S 2 Tires ALL SEASON P225/70R16 on it installed in March of 2015, with 8437 worth of miles driven on them, how...
  12. third party rear bumper

    Hi there. Wanted to see if any of you have ever replaced your bumper with a third party bumper. Been talking to a guy named george who sells Chinese version of bumper assemblies taken from honda molds. Anyone buy and install one of these? And if not, anyone scraping an 03 bumper for parts i...
  13. Key Won't Turn in Ignition

    Problems & Issues
    My 2003 Honda Element is currently in a parking garage ($$$!) and the key will not turn in the ignition. I have: tried all three keys (2 black, 1 grey) turned the steering wheel lubricated the lock pressed brake pedal before trying to turn key can not shift to neutral; it's also inoperable...
  14. 03 Element dx Keyless Entry issue

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    just purchased a fob from ebay and i got the wireless transmitter for under the steering wheel because in 03 keyless entry was an option. So i installed it and tried to program the remote. tried the programming method like 30 times and it won't work. My question is after i install the...
  15. Honda Element 2003 A/C Issues

    Problems & Issues
    I was driving around one day with the A/C on max but I noticed it was steadily getting warmer and finally it was just blowing out hot air on max A/C I have no idea what is causing this, I've recharged my system i'm made sure the heater shut off valve was working properly, yet it still blows out...
  16. clock on radio not visible

    Problems & Issues
    I just bought an imported 2003 EX AWD but the clock in the radio does not show; however, I don't have the anti thief unlock code so I am a bit anxious to dismount the whole installation. but maybe that is the clue. Is there somebody who could give me a clue where to look, and what to do to have...
  17. Blinglights w. Halos OEM switch

    So i want to use the oem switch with my new blinglights I just installed today using "ApriliaGuy"s install directions! They look great but I'm not happy with the 3 button "remote" switch deal that comes with it. Also this is all on a 2003. I have an OEM switch for oem fogs but I don't know what...
  18. 2003 EX-P 2WD Auto

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    2003 Element EX-P Link I am looking at the E above and wanted to get any opinions on the price or any other model specific information. I know the 2003's being the first year had a few potential problems with some of the engine sensors, specifically the Electronic Load Detector and the Front...
  19. 2003 automatic transmission issues

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2003 Element with 107,000 miles on it. This past weekend I started it and when I shifted from park into drive it jerked pretty badly. I tried it a few times and it did it over again. Once I started driving when it needed to shift gears it jerked. I took it to my brother, who is a...
  20. I'm in A/C H$LL

    Problems & Issues
    I seriously don't know what to do anymore. This is what we've been dealing with the past month. Honda Element EX 2003 2WD/automatic making horrible squeal noise constantly. Sounds like a belt or something like that. Saturday, June 19th – Take in to car repair place. Look it over, not sure what...