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I received the correct Crosstour service manuals yesterday. They are only 2010 Crosstour and appear to be well written.
 

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I received the correct Crosstour service manuals yesterday. They are only 2010 Crosstour and appear to be well written.
I would expect that because this is the first year of the car. That said, I am surprised they just don't give you an Accord manual and add the items that relate to the Crosstour. Perhaps they are really different vehicles in many ways.
 

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why do I buy manuals?

I always buy the service manuals when I buy a vehicle for emergency repairs when I can't get to a dealer, make it easier to make modifications that I may want to make (We are ham radio operators), for post warranty repairs, etc. I was an aircraft & engine mechanic in the Air Force during the Korean War and I enjoy working with mechanical & electrical items.

The first thing I checked when I got the manuals was to check the low-beam headlights and the @#&X& things are a sealed unit with the high beam light housing so I can't disassemble the unit without doing a major, major modification. And I might still do just that! First, I will try adjusting the fog lights so I can see potential deer ahead of our car!!! Drivers in Newfoundland will be scared out of their wits with those low-beam projector-style lights.
 

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I always buy the service manuals when I buy a vehicle for emergency repairs when I can't get to a dealer, make it easier to make modifications that I may want to make (We are ham radio operators), for post warranty repairs, etc. I was an aircraft & engine mechanic in the Air Force during the Korean War and I enjoy working with mechanical & electrical items.

The first thing I checked when I got the manuals was to check the low-beam headlights and the @#&X& things are a sealed unit with the high beam light housing so I can't disassemble the unit without doing a major, major modification. And I might still do just that! First, I will try adjusting the fog lights so I can see potential deer ahead of our car!!! Drivers in Newfoundland will be scared out of their wits with those low-beam projector-style lights.

The low-beam light's are easily adjusted. Ignore the empty "holes" that look like they are for adjustment. Look instead for the dull-silver, threated adjustment wheels at the back of each headlight. A simple phillips head screw driver will allow you raise or lower at will.

I believe it was CCT that posted a great set pf pics and a description of the process. Look for it her on the forum.

-fred
 

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The low-beam light's are easily adjusted. Ignore the empty "holes" that look like they are for adjustment. Look instead for the dull-silver, threated adjustment wheels at the back of each headlight. A simple phillips head screw driver will allow you raise or lower at will.

I believe it was CCT that posted a great set pf pics and a description of the process. Look for it her on the forum.

-fred
Here's the thread.

http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293

CCT is an asset to this community...

-fred
 

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Since you have the manuals can you answer a question for a real novice? Now, don't laugh at me, but why are there so many exposed wires across the engine? In at least three places across the engine the wiring is left open to the elements just prior to some junction point. Is this the norm with a Honda? I;m accustomed to seeing all wiring either taped or somehow covered.

I have only had the car for a few days and was planning to take it back and ask about it but don't want to look foolish. I looked closely at a photo and the same exposed wiring is showing
 

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Because wires have an insulator on them anyway, and loom or tape is just used to keep them bundled, not hidden.
 

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Anyone know of a place where we can download service / repair manuals on the CT for free? I've used www.manualspace.com to get some very good free manuals on my wife's civic, but havn't found any for free yet on the CT.
 

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Just bought one from ebay. I guess it is a great deal. $36 including shipping. It is used but it is in very good condition. I dont think I need to use it in the first few years. But, price is too good and I am going to keep the car for sometime So, just bought one. IF u really need one, try to search on ebay. You may find a good deal too
 

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Is the 2012 service manual useful for servicing a 2013 CT? Others have posted that Honda has decided not to make public the 2013 manual, but have located several places on the 2012 CT service manual. The 2013 I have is a 4cyl 2wd. Thanks.
 

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Is the 2012 4cyl 2wd Crosstour service manual useful for fluid changes on a 2013 Crosstour. Was thinking specifically the transmission fluid an differential fluids and using the 2012 manual to locate the drain and fill plug on transmission. Thanks.
 

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It may be helpful, but take into account the 2013 model year received the largest number of changes of any year including engines and transmissions....
 
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