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I received yesterday the OEM rear view camera and attachment kit for my 2008 Ridgeline. To my disappointment, the camera trim itself (cover) was not included in the kit. Is this the way it comes? Am I supposed to buy the camera trim separately? Any input will be appreciated (I will make a call to the seller tomorrow)
 

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It depends really on how you wish to mount the camera. Maybe yours is made for the tailgate handle that has a camera hole in it? The other option is the bug eye that's on the tailgate?
I prefer the tailgate handle option as it is less likely to get bumped. It can be ordered to match the color of your RL.

Tip:- My rear camera used to get condensation on it. I added a little piece of clear screen protection material like you would put on a smart phone and no more condensation.

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30317


http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1118&highlight=backup+camera)
 

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I can't say for sure but I think that cover comes with kit.
When we picked up Ridgeline new at dealership most major accessories were already installed. This was fog lights, Back up Camera, Tonneau Cover, Side Steps, Body Side Molding, Fender Flares.
When we went to Honda dealers new car owner clinic talked with Tech that installed all the stuff. He said him and another Tech worked on it told me Back up camera was hardiest. But all accessories were ordered at same time on a Monday they got them we picked truck up that Wednesday afternoon.
 

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I received yesterday the OEM rear view camera and attachment kit for my 2008 Ridgeline. To my disappointment, the camera trim itself (cover) was not included in the kit. Is this the way it comes? Am I supposed to buy the camera trim separately? Any input will be appreciated (I will make a call to the seller tomorrow)
Absolutely, Cover comes with the kit. Did you order from Handa.com, or another online source? You need to check the number on that accessories kit to see if it is for the newer models (camera in tailgate handle). The original design was mounted in tailgate (drilled hole) with the cover "pod". That's how mine is set up & I like it just fine. If you want that set up, you probably have the wrong kit. Check part numbers at handa.com. They will show both, depending on what year you indicate. I'm not sure exactly when they went to the newer one, but I think in 2008 they were not yet using the "handle" version.

Actually, I just checked, and handa.com only lists the 2006-2008 version, which uses the "pod" mount. I'm guessing the newer one is not considered an "accessory" item, and would show up on the normal parts list. Anyway, you've likely not got the one you need. See it here (check the installation instructions for part number of kit & contents):
http://www.handa-accessories.com/ridgelineelect.html
http://www.handa-accessories.com/ridgeline/backupcamera.pdf

There's also an installation video there.

FYI, you should be looking for
Attachment Kit
P/N: 08B21-SJC-100
 
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