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Dealer only install - It's a lie.

Every dealer selling Honda parts says that the Honda Accessories are dealer install only, except one!

Every accessory has very detailed pictographic instructions.

Parking Sensors
Fog Lights
Puddle Lamps
Mud flaps/splash guards

Not only are they very clear to understand, but every tool required is also listed out.

They sell a lot of stuff on eBay.

https://www.collegehillshonda.com/category/2019-honda-insight-accessories.html
 

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I don't recall my dealer stating or pressuring that they were the 'exclusive' installer for Honda Accessories. I did choose to have the dealer install some of my accessories, because I wanted them to own the 'liability' for getting it right and/or fixing any wrongs (e.g. parking sensors).

When I shopped for OEM accessories separate from purchase, I found that many Honda Dealers have an 'online version' of their parts counter that is named generically and/or separate from the dealership brand name. Here are a few examples of online/dealer pairings:

  • HondaPartsOnline.net = Clark Knapp Honda = 900 N Sugar Rd, Pharr, TX 78577
  • HondaAutoPartsWarehouse.com = Larry H. Miller Honda = 7710 Gratz Dr, Boise, ID 83709
  • HondaPartsUnlimited.com = Bell Honda = 701 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023
  • HondaFactoryParts.com = Burns Honda = 325 Route 73 North, Marlton, NJ 08053
  • HondaPartWorld.com = West Hills Honda = 520 West Hills Blvd, Bremerton, WA 98312
  • HondaPartsWholesaleDirect.com = Colonial Honda = 225 State Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747
The online/unbranded part store offers better pricing than the dealer parts counter, even though they're the SAME physical source. The online stores offer discounts, free shipping (some), and waive sales tax if out-of-state from their location. Colonial Honda even states their non-branded online page offers up to 32% discount versus retail. There's also an eStore managed directly by American Honda, though they don't offer the best prices: https://estore.honda.com/

Net, if you're being pressured by the dealer to buy/install accessories, there are definitely many cheaper OEM options (offered 'unbranded' by dealers themselves!) if you're willing/able to install yourself.
 

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I bought my first Honda (Odyssey) back in 2001. Ordered parts from https://www.handa-accessories.com/ . Recently ordered the trunk tray and all weather floor mats from them, as their shipped cost was the least expensive i could find. Was surprised that the same guy, Trevor, is still handling orders and service there. Never had any issues with them and shipping was quick for ground service.
 

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I bought my first Honda (Odyssey) back in 2001. Ordered parts from https://www.handa-accessories.com/ . Recently ordered the trunk tray and all weather floor mats from them, as their shipped cost was the least expensive i could find. Was surprised that the same guy, Trevor, is still handling orders and service there. Never had any issues with them and shipping was quick for ground service.
Cool... it looks like www.handa-accessories.com is the [url="https://www.handa-accessories.com/about.html]online arm of Maita Honda[/url] in Citrus Heights, CA. If you visit that dealership in person, you'd could probably also meet Trevor in person. :)

When ordering OEM parts online, I've found the cheapest option is from a dealer in an adjacent state. In addition to the online discount offered, it minimizes shipping cost (if any) and eliminates sales tax.
 

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A few additional ones are listed above. :)

Most Honda dealer part counters seem to have an online e-store equivalent (and the e-store isn't named in a way that identifies the dealer). You can tell they're the same because the contact/ship-from addresses match for both the dealership and the online store.

One of the 'parts' I shopped for was OEM Civic seat covers (which fit the Insight - but the covers are NOT cheap!). I looked at a LOT of websites advertising OEM parts, to convince myself I had the best price. I found the lowest price combination by choosing an out-of-state online store (no sales tax), comparing listed price discounts (every price was different), and minimizing shipping cost.

So f you can be flexible on order/delivery timing, you can get substantial savings by buying from the online equivalent location. The online store will have less overhead/inventory costs, which seem to get passed on to the consumer. I compared prices provided by a few dealer part counters versus their online equivalent store, and found the online store was consistently cheaper each time for the same part number.
 

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Every dealer selling Honda parts says that the Honda Accessories are dealer install only, except one!

Every accessory has very detailed pictographic instructions.

Parking Sensors
Fog Lights
Puddle Lamps
Mud flaps/splash guards

Not only are they very clear to understand, but every tool required is also listed out.

They sell a lot of stuff on eBay.

https://www.collegehillshonda.com/category/2019-honda-insight-accessories.html
I wouldn't chance it on the parking sensors personally, but that's just me. G1parts.com is another good place. It's actually McCall Honda.
 

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Figured it might be worth making a thread collecting all of the good part dealers available online

So far, the existing ones mentioned in the forums that I am aware of are Honda Parts Network and College Hills Honda Parts

Through Google Shopping, I discovered Coconut Point Honda which is a few bucks more savings compared to Honda Parts Network, and up around $20 more savings against College Hills
Another tip is to google search the part number once you found it. It should populate the search with a decent amount of online Honda dealerships with that part to compare prices+shipping. You can also do the same on Amazon and eBay. Some Honda parts are even sold direct by Amazon.
 

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I've bought parts online for a few years now. Never had any issues. I'm putting a list below. . .

https://www.hondapartshq.com
https://www.firsthondaparts.com
https://www.hondaacurapartsdirect.com
https://www.buyhondapart.com/
https://estore.honda.com/
https://www.bernardiparts.com

I've used bernardi parts before, but their website doesn't seem to list the Insight. . .
Here's the front page / search page for the Gen3 Insight on the Bernardi site - https://www.bernardiparts.com/default.aspx?year=50&product=8&door=4

The eStore site is managed directly by American Honda (vs dealers), and I haven't found them to offer the best prices.

For the other places you listed, here's the dealer-equivalent, adding to the list in post #2:
  • HondaPartsHQ.com = Stockton 12 Honda = 10860 Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT 84070
  • FirstHondaParts.com = Honda of Fife = 4301 20th St E, Fife, WA 98424
  • BuyHondaPart.com = Patty Peck Honda = 555 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157
 

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The Honda e-store is a great place to look up part numbers and to check the MSRP. Some Honda Dealerships do sell accessories/parts above MSRP.
 

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I installed my splash guards on Thursday the 26th! Need'em now since it's winter again here in Denver--5" of snow yesterday!
Thanks for the installation instruction link, Insightfully!
 
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