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Some of us have had fun doing interesting and nice looking exterior mods to our new trucks but has anyone sat in the back seat and seen how cheap and naked the back of the console looks? You get a pair of USB sockets for moving up one or two trim/price levels which is pretty lame.
If you are Canadian you can skip this entire thread because you folks are offered options that fill those spaces. Seems Honda practices an option free environment with its trucks down here in the good old USA. The back of your consoles look like they were though of as a design feature. Ours look like the the dash boards of our old muscle cars after we checked the radio delete and heater delete boxes (can't do that anymore) that came with plastic blocking plates. Either that or the console team didn't show up for work the day our trucks were built. I'm tempted to steal a few of the grand-kids Lego bricks and tape them into the two shallow empty caves back there just give the area some texture :act060:
There must be some active or passive do-dads one can use to fill up that desert of plastic? Maybe an MP3 player and a couple of headphone jacks or maybe a lighted clock. How about a courtesy light or maybe one or two power points? Let's see some ideas because right now the back of even the rather expensive US spec BE console looks like it belongs in a Pinto .
While still splashing around in the interior cosmetics pool does anyone have a clue why the black plastic tray that secures the seat legs of the folding seat bottoms to the cabin floor needs to span the entire floor width of the back seat? Four semi recessed resting points would have been just as strong and far more attractive. The entire design just seems unnecessary and poorly thought out. If anyone knows please share. I might do that mod myself and be rid of that long black plastic line.
If someone tells me that our our Canadian neighbors got electronic parking brakes instead of that antique pant catching foot pedal hanging down from the dash that we get I might start foaming at the mouth :| !
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I bought a 2018 Ridgeline and Honda kept the 'channel' in the cab for the rear seat legs. This reduces the benefit of stowing the seats up for cargo space or, in my case a large dog compartment. The channel makes it awkward for cargo and canines alike -- and you're right. It is totally unnecessary. Very unlike Honda too hamper the vehicles utility to compensate for sloppy engineering. The rear of Honda's channel is talker than the front making it more of a challenge to build a flat surface for cargo.
 

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I bought a 2018 Ridgeline and Honda kept the 'channel' in the cab for the rear seat legs. This reduces the benefit of stowing the seats up for cargo space or, in my case a large dog compartment. The channel makes it awkward for cargo and canines alike -- and you're right. It is totally unnecessary. Very unlike Honda too hamper the vehicles utility to compensate for sloppy engineering. The rear of Honda's channel is talker than the front making it more of a challenge to build a flat surface for cargo.
check my thread titled " dog friendly flat floor" The full length v channel is meant for a bike tire
 

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Some of us have had fun doing interesting and nice looking exterior mods to our new trucks but has anyone sat in the back seat and seen how cheap and naked the back of the console looks? You get a pair of USB sockets for moving up one or two trim/price levels which is pretty lame.
If you are Canadian you can skip this entire thread because you folks are offered options that fill those spaces. Seems Honda practices an option free environment with its trucks down here in the good old USA. The back of your consoles look like they were though of as a design feature. Ours look like the the dash boards of our old muscle cars after we checked the radio delete and heater delete boxes (can't do that anymore) that came with plastic blocking plates. Either that or the console team didn't show up for work the day our trucks were built. I'm tempted to steal a few of the grand-kids Lego bricks and tape them into the two shallow empty caves back there just give the area some texture

There must be some active or passive do-dads one can use to fill up that desert of plastic? Maybe an MP3 player and a couple of headphone jacks or maybe a lighted clock. How about a courtesy light or maybe one or two power points? Let's see some ideas because right now the back of even the rather expensive US spec BE console looks like it belongs in a Pinto .
While still splashing around in the interior cosmetics pool does anyone have a clue why the black plastic tray that secures the seat legs of the folding seat bottoms to the cabin floor needs to span the entire floor width of the back seat? Four semi recessed resting points would have been just as strong and far more attractive. The entire design just seems unnecessary and poorly thought out. If anyone knows please share. I might do that mod myself and be rid of that long black plastic line.
If someone tells me that our our Canadian neighbors got electronic parking brakes instead of that antique pant catching foot pedal hanging down from the dash that we get I might start foaming at the mouth
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Man, I enjoyed that rank
I was thinking about this in my 2018 sport today (canadian ver) and thinking of repurposing an old iphone 5 to mount in landscape mode, with some custom brackets that can easily hide a tiny hole to feed a charging cable through and into the console itself for power/audio even. Nothing fancy just simple and clean and can play netflix for my daughter.
 
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