They came out from underneath that top plastic cover, and he paused to show each of them, right?what two pieces did he remove at 1.41? Seemed to be trim or infill packing.
+1, done it 4x now (2x on mine, 2x on a buddy's), it's not as bad as it looks, you can do it in 30 minutes easy (which is too long for a filter, I agree). I think you only need one allen wrench and a Phillips head screwdriver. Like MZ5 said, the fiddliest bit is the guides for the frunk and rear seat cables -- pay attention to how those are on before you take them off.I've done the air filter twice now. It's what I call a fiddly job, but I don't mind it so much.
Cheers, I agree. Those pieces just seemed to appear from underneath the top cover. Given the importance of correctly refitting them, and if they go back in reverse order to what we see in the video, it can't be a job done 'blind' surely....They came out from underneath that top plastic cover, and he paused to show each of them, right?
Those pieces hold the 2 cables in their correct places/routes, that open the trunk and the rear seat. It's very important to get the cables routed correctly and those pieces back on correctly when you're reassembling things, otherwise you'll have a harder time opening the trunk & rear seat (for refueling). You might even bend the key or break the cables.
Those were items that deserve more attention in a 'how-to' type of piece, and are part of why I find the job fiddly. It's still not hard, per se, but it's fiddly.
Completely agree on the K&N. Hold one up to a bright light some time. You can see light shining through. Very poor engineering on Hondas part. Air cleaner change should be a 5 minute affair.There are several designs in this NC that strike me as a little odd, the complex air filter change being one of them.
K&N are race filters, they flow more air, including dirt, than conventional paper filters. I will never use them.