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post #1 of 33 Old 01-12-2009, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question Can I add the outside temperature to my EX?

So I always thought the EX was the top-line of the Hondas... Not anymore... You have to shell out a few more grand to get the leather seats to get the better options...

I just traded my cool little 07 Civic EX for a stodgy 09 Accord EX. To my surprise, Honda didn't put the outside temp gauge in the Accord EX when it was in the Civic Ex... Cheap bast****...

Does anyone have any ideas how I might be able to add this little feature back in? I could care less what my overall mileage is but being in NH, I like to know if the roads are freezing before the tree tells me...
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On the 7th gen, you could just add the option, but I dont see it as an option for the 08/09 catalog. I added an auto day night mirror with the temp display to my 7th instead, and it works great. It wasnt terrible to install and I use it all the time.

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Hmmm, I know you can with the 7th Gen (there is a restriction around fog lights as the housing apparently goes where the temp guage does) However I can't seem to find it for the 8th Gen. You will see it for the 7th gen halfway down the page on this link.
http://www.handa-accessories.com/accelect06.html
Can anyone chime in on the 8th Gen? Can the 7th Gen kit work or is there one for the 8th you can add on? I figured it was a definite since it was on the 7th, but I guess thats what I get for thinkin!!!!

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On the 8th gen. the temp feature is not included in the day/nite mirror. It has a compass instead.

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On the 8th gen. the temp feature is not included in the day/nite mirror. It has a compass instead.

True, but you could get an aftermarket one.

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This is one feature I'd really like to add to my EX as well.

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Its on the gauge display next to the mileage....just toggle until it appears.
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Its on the gauge display next to the mileage....just toggle until it appears.
i believe thats for the ex-ls only..

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thats what i thought, its built into your oil life, odometers, and temp section under the tachs.....just toggle the switch like 08coupe says.....
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I know Honda has this innate ability to hide the temp display sometimes. I remember on our '04 Pilot my wife was really ticked off that it didn't have an external temp display like her traded-in Buick did - and then that afternoon I was playing around and toggled the trip odometer button a few times and magically the temp popped up. I left it in that position to see if she'd notice that the temp was there. Took her 2 days to notice :-)

On the 7th gen, it's standard on the EX and above, and appears after you toggle the trip odometer button a few times. On my LX, I was able to add the module in as a Honda-supplied option. My '06 Pilot LX had the same odometer display as the Accord, but did NOT have the same add-on module that the Accord did - sigh....

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I was wondering the same thing, i'd love to have an external temp reading. The LX and EX models don't have it, in the coupe at least they dont

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This is one feature I'd really like to add to my EX as well.
+1. I would like this too.

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On the 7th gen, it's standard on the EX and above, and appears after you toggle the trip odometer button a few times.

Andy,

It's not standard on the 7th gen EX. The EX has two trip odo's... A and B. It can be installed in the place of one of them and I believe Princess had that done. It is standard on the EX-L and takes the place of one of the trip odo's.
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Just put ont of those color changing stickers like that go on fish tanks on your drivers side mirror. I know it in't the nicest set-up but it works.

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Your best bet is to get an "aftermarket" mirror...

http://shop.autodimmingmirrors.com/products-genk51a.asp

I have installed this mirror in my '06 Civic and my current '08 Accord EX. Its not that difficult, and having the Homelink is very nice. I put aftermarket in quotes because actually several car manufactures (Toyota for example) use this brand of mirror as OEM.

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