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  1. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey there ! I was wondering if anyone has ever created a DIY pop up tent on there roof (similar to Ursa Minor)? I don’t have 7000 dollars for a pop up. Instead I would like to build a cheaper alternative! accessible through the sunroof connects to existing rack mounts canvas with bug nets...
  2. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hey all- I just bought a 2008 EX yesterday and only now discovered I now have a target for catalytic converter theft. I have good insurance, but I’m seeing some people have had their cat ripped out multiple times. The one I bought had its car converter ripped out on the lot, and the dealer...
  3. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Here's my take on some custom window coverings. I repurposed some found 1/4" foam core, doubled it for strength and added insulation, and spray adhered some engineer prints of one of my photos. Engineer prints are a very budget-friendly way to create large black and white photos, available from...
  4. A New Outlook

    A New Outlook

    Here's my take on some custom window coverings. I repurposed some found 1/4" foam core, doubled it for strength and added insulation, and spray adhered some engineer prints of one of my photos. Engineer prints are a very budget-friendly way to create large black and white photos, available from...
  5. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    After getting a lot of good feedback and a fair amount of questions I've decided to give more insight and instructions on my most recent build. Like most of us I researched as many build options I could find until I came up with a design that best fit my needs. A few key points pushed me in...
  6. Exterior
    A rock broke the back window. I bougt replacement glass. Ahyone have instructions for DIY glass removal and installation?
  7. Interior
    I recently installed a new Boss Audio Double Din head unit on my 05 Element EX, and almost everything is working exceptionally. My add-on backup camera, all 4 door speakers, bluetooth calls, the works. The only thing that doesnt seem to be working (and it MIGHT be and i am just not noticing) is...
  8. Problems & Issues
    Hi all, new owner of a 2003 Element EX AWD. I got it inspected prior to buying to know what repairs to expect. I'm looking into buying parts and the only thing I can't find on Rockauto and such is an inner CV boot for the rear driver side. It's busted and leaking grease and I should replace...
  9. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    The long story (skip to TLDR at the bottom for a summary): I never felt the necessity for a platform because, to me, the seats were comfortable for sleeping. The more we camped, the more tiring it became rearranging everything to sleep or drive. I loved the PVC design by @pookSter and almost...
  10. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey Fellow Element Enthusiasts. I did my own micro camper project and compiled/curated the best 33 videos on Youtube I borrowed ideas from or had watched while doing my build. The videos are showing elements turned into lean mean camping machine and I thought I'd share for anyone else to find...
  11. Exterior
    Hi Folks, So I have in my hot little hands a genuine Ecamper shell that was removed from another Element. My plan is to install it on a black 2007 4WD EX with ~150k miles that's in pretty fine shape (except for a bit of hail damage on the roof...but with Ecamper in place, problem solved!) I...
  12. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hello, I am kicking around the idea of doing a couple one off interior buildouts (platform bed, pullout drawers, sink, etc..) A big part of my day job is CADCAM and I have access to a CNC router in my off time. If I do a buildout I will plan everything in CAD cut most of the components on...
  13. Problems & Issues
    Hey Gang! My '04 finally blew a steel brake line a few weeks ago. I put a patch line in to get her home, but it's finally time to get the proper fix in with real parts. I ordered all 5 OEM replacement steel lines and am ready to put them in. The big questions I have are: the DSM doesn't have...
  14. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Has anyone built a 5th Element-style door-to-door table? If so, I'd love to get your plans and lessons learned.
  15. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey everyone! I converted my 03' Element into a tiny home on wheels and wrote a detailed guide to the process with build videos, diagrams, and all that jazz. Thought it was worth putting out into the Element universe! Here's the link...
  16. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    We built a sleeping platform for our 2004 Element, I put all pics and descriptions in a Flicker album, click for the link! This forum was absolutely invaluable when we were designing our platform, thanks to all the members that posted info and pictures about their modifications.:grin:
  17. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I just purchased a used 05 Element, which has only the valet key. I've seen push-button key fobs on Amazon, which they claim can be DIY programmed. I asked my dealer for the code and I thought they were reaching for hand cuffs. Any suggestions how to get my car's key code to DIY my own...
  18. Exterior
    So I've been doing some inexpensive things to make my E stand out visually. I don't want it on the level of pink window tint and 4 spoilers of standing out but just small additions. So far the things I have done include yellow tinted spot mirrors in the fog light holes (to look nice until I can...
  19. 'E'ccessories
    Hello all. I'm a newbie here and in need of assistance. I recently purchased a 2010 Element which includes the Honda navigation but no rear camera. I was wondering if any one knows if it's possible to add a rear camera to the navigation unit. I would prefer not to remove the genuine Honda...
  20. Problems & Issues
    Last weekend someone busted out the left side rear quarter glass window on my 04 Element. This is the curved window that wraps towards the back hatch. I purchased a replacement that's suppose to arrive before the weekend but I am struggling to find any real solid DIY instructions specifically...
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